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

Kelly, Jacob P., Melissa Greiner, Elsayed Z. Soliman, Tiffany C. Randolph, Kevin L. Thomas, Shannon M. Dunlay, Lesley H. Curtis, Emily C. O’Brien, and Robert J. Mentz. “Relation of Early Repolarization (J Point Elevation) to Mortality in Blacks (from the Jackson Heart Study).” Am J Cardiol 122, no. 2 (July 15, 2018): 340–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.04.004.

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29866580
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Raman, Sudha R., Bradley G. Hammill, Robin M. Queen, Samuel B. Adams, and Lesley H. Curtis. “Linking a Total Ankle Arthroplasty Registry to Medicare Inpatient Claims without Unique Identifiers.” J Bone Joint Surg Am 100, no. 12 (June 20, 2018): 1016–22. https://doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.17.00460.

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29916928
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Greene, Stephen J., Emily C. O’Brien, Robert J. Mentz, Nancy Luo, N Chantelle Hardy, Warren K. Laskey, Paul A. Heidenreich, et al. “Home-Time After Discharge Among Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure.” J Am Coll Cardiol 71, no. 23 (June 12, 2018): 2643–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.03.517.

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29880124
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Body, Barbara A., Melodie A. Beard, E Susan Slechta, Kimberly E. Hanson, Adam P. Barker, N Esther Babady, Tracy McMillen, et al. “Evaluation of the Vitek MS v3.0 Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry System for Identification of Mycobacterium and Nocardia Species.” J Clin Microbiol 56, no. 6 (June 2018). https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00237-18.

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Whelton, Paul K., Robert M. Carey, Wilbert S. Aronow, Donald E. Casey, Karen J. Collins, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Sondra M. DePalma, et al. “2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” Hypertension 71, no. 6 (June 2018): e13–115. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYP.0000000000000065.

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Luo, Nancy, Nicholas G. Ballew, Emily C. O’Brien, Melissa A. Greiner, Pamela N. Peterson, Bradley G. Hammill, N Chantelle Hardy, et al. “Early impact of guideline publication on angiotensin-receptor neprilysin inhibitor use among patients hospitalized for heart failure.” Am Heart J 200 (June 2018): 134–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.01.009.

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29898842
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Mentz, Robert J., Melissa A. Greiner, Paul Muntner, Daichi Shimbo, Mario Sims, Tanya M. Spruill, Benjamin F. Banahan, et al. “Intentional and unintentional medication non-adherence in African Americans: Insights from the Jackson Heart Study.” Am Heart J 200 (June 2018): 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.03.007.

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29898849
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Gewandter, Jennifer S., James Marshall, Jeffrey Brown, Lesley H. Curtis, Robert H. Dworkin, Ian Kleckner, Noah Kolb, Gary R. Morrow, Karen Michelle Mustian, and Supriya Gupta Mohile. “Identifying chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and its treatment using claims data: A URCC NCORP and NIH Collaboratory study.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:e18707–e18707. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.e18707.

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Patel, Krishna K., John A. Spertus, Yevgeniy Khariton, Yuanyuan Tang, Lesley H. Curtis, Paul S. Chan, and Paul S. American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines–Resuscitation Investigators. “Association Between Prompt Defibrillation and Epinephrine Treatment With Long-Term Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.” Circulation 137, no. 19 (May 8, 2018): 2041–51. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030488.

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29279412
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Qualls, Laura Goettinger, Thomas A. Phillips, Bradley G. Hammill, James Topping, Darcy M. Louzao, Jeffrey S. Brown, Lesley H. Curtis, and Keith Marsolo. “Evaluating Foundational Data Quality in the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet®).” Egems (Wash Dc) 6, no. 1 (April 13, 2018): 3. https://doi.org/10.5334/egems.199.

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29881761
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