Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Interim Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Professor in Medicine
Chair in the Department of Population Health Sciences
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Executive Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Campus mail 215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 681-6709
Email address lesley.curtis@duke.edu

Lesley H. Curtis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Duke School of Medicine.  A health services researcher by training, Dr. Curtis is an expert in the use of Medicare claims data for health services and clinical outcomes research, and a leader in national data quality efforts. Dr. Curtis serves as co-PI of the FDA’s Sentinel Innovation Center, Co-Investigator of the Data Core for the FDA’s Sentinel Initiative to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products, and Chair of the Data Quality Subcommittee for the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) Coordinating Center that generates real-world evidence for health technology and medical devices. She serves as co-Investigator of the coordinating center for PCORI’s National Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), working with health systems and patient networks to develop a harmonized network infrastructure that leverages health systems and electronic health record data for robust observational and interventional research.

Areas of expertise: Health Services Research and Health Policy

 

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2000

Publications

Sloan, Frank A., Justin G. Trogdon, Lesley H. Curtis, and Kevin A. Schulman. “Does the ownership of the admitting hospital make a difference? Outcomes and process of care of Medicare beneficiaries admitted with acute myocardial infarction.” Med Care 41, no. 10 (October 2003): 1193–1205. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.MLR.0000088569.50763.15.

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Curtis, Lesley H., Truls Østbye, Veronica Sendersky, Steve Hutchison, Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Sally Usdin Yasuda, et al. “Prescription of QT-prolonging drugs in a cohort of about 5 million outpatients.” Am J Med 114, no. 2 (February 1, 2003): 135–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9343(02)01455-9.

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Castel, Liana D., Justin W. Timbie, Veronica Sendersky, Lesley H. Curtis, Keith A. Feather, and Kevin A. Schulman. “Toward estimating the impact of changes in immigrants' insurance eligibility on hospital expenditures for uncompensated care.” Bmc Health Serv Res 3, no. 1 (January 10, 2003): 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-3-1.

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Al-Khatib, Sana M., Nancy M Allen LaPointe, Lesley H. Curtis, Judith M. Kramer, Joslyn Swann, Peter Honig, and Robert M. Califf. “Outpatient prescribing of antiarrhythmic drugs from 1995 to 2000.” Am J Cardiol 91, no. 1 (January 1, 2003): 91–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9149(02)03008-4.

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12505582
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Curtis, Lesley H., Charles E. Phelps, Michael P. McDermott, and Haya R. Rubin. “The value of patient-reported health status in predicting short-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.” Med Care 40, no. 11 (November 2002): 1090–1100. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005650-200211000-00010.

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12409854
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Seils, D. M., L. D. Castel, L. H. Curtis, K. P. Weinfurt, T. Joyce, T. Bauer, H. Minkoff, and R. Kaestner. “Welfare reform and Latinas' use of perinatal health care [3] (multiple letters).” American Journal of Public Health 92, no. 5 (May 7, 2002): 699–700.

Scholars@Duke

Seils, Damon M., Liana D. Castel, Lesley H. Curtis, and Kevin P. Weinfurt. “Welfare reform and Latinas' use of perinatal health care.” Am J Public Health 92, no. 5 (May 2002): 699–700. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.92.5.699-a.

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11988423
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Weaver, C. H., C. D. Buckner, L. H. Curtis, K. Bajwa, K. P. Weinfurt, B. J. Wilson-Relyea, and K. A. Schulman. “Economic evaluation of filgrastim, sargramostim, and sequential sargramostim and filgrastim after myelosuppressive chemotherapy.” Bone Marrow Transplant 29, no. 2 (January 2002): 159–64. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bmt.1703341.

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11850711
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Nash, I. S., L. H. Curtis, and H. Rubin. “Predictors of patient-reported physical and mental health 6 months after percutaneous coronary revascularization.” Am Heart J 138, no. 3 Pt 1 (September 1999): 422–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-8703(99)70142-0.

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10467190
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