Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Professor in Medicine
Chair in the Department of Population Health Sciences
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2200 West Main Street, Suite 720-A, Erwin Square Building, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 681-6709
Email address lesley.curtis@duke.edu

Dr. Curtis is a health services researcher who oversees a portfolio of projects that use observational data to address questions related to clinical and comparative effectiveness, pharmacoepidemiology, health care delivery, and epidemiological trends across a broad array of clinical conditions and clinical care settings. An expert in the use of Medicare claims data for health services and clinical outcomes research, she has led the linkage of Medicare claims with several large clinical registries and epidemiological cohort studies including the Framingham Heart Study and the Cardiovascular Health Study. 

Dr Curtis directs the Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and leads the Distributed Research Network Operations Center for PCORI’s National Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), working with health systems and patient networks to develop a harmonized data infrastructure 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

DeVore, AD, Greiner, MA, Sharma, PP, Qualls, LG, Schulte, PJ, Cooper, LB, Mentz, RJ, Pang, PS, Fonarow, GC, Curtis, LH, and Hernandez, AF. "Development and validation of a risk model for in-hospital worsening heart failure from the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry (ADHERE)." American Heart Journal 178 (August 2016): 198-205.

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27502870
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Cooper, LB, Hammill, BG, Peterson, ED, Pitt, B, Maciejewski, ML, Curtis, LH, and Hernandez, AF. "Laboratory Monitoring after Inpatient and Outpatient Initiation of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonist Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure." August 2016.

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Patel, PA, Liang, L, Khazanie, P, Hammill, BG, Fonarow, GC, Yancy, CW, Bhatt, DL, Curtis, LH, and Hernandez, AF. "Antihyperglycemic Medication Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure, Diabetes Mellitus, and Chronic Kidney Disease." Circulation. Heart Failure 9, no. 7 (July 2016).

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27413035
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Heidenreich, PA, Solis, P, Mark Estes, NA, Fonarow, GC, Jurgens, CY, Marine, JE, McManus, DD, and McNamara, RL. "2016 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures." Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes 9, no. 4 (July 2016): 443-488.

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27354018
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Khazanie, P, Greiner, MA, Al-Khatib, SM, Piccini, JP, Turakhia, MP, Varosy, PD, Masoudi, FA, Curtis, LH, Hernandez, AF, and National Cardiovascular Data Registry, . "Comparative Effectiveness of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Among Patients With Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation: Findings From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Registry." Circulation. Heart Failure 9, no. 6 (June 2016).

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27296396
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Qualls, LG, Hammill, BG, Maciejewski, ML, Curtis, LH, and Jones, WS. "Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level and statin use among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes mellitus." Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research 13, no. 3 (May 2016): 244-246.

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26802221
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Endorsed by the Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology, , PCI WRITING COMMITTEE, , Levine, GN, Bates, ER, Blankenship, JC, Bailey, SR, Bittl, JA, Cercek, B, Chambers, CE, Ellis, SG, Guyton, RA, Hollenberg, SM, Khot, UN, Lange, RA, Mauri, L, Mehran, R, Moussa, ID, Mukherjee, D, Ting, HH, STEMI WRITING COMMITTEE, , O'Gara, PT, Kushner, FG, Ascheim, DD, Brindis, RG, Casey, DE, Chung, MK, de Lemos, JA, Diercks, DB, Fang, JC, Franklin, BA, Granger, CB, Krumholz, HM, Linderbaum, JA, Morrow, DA, Kristin Newby, L, Ornato, JP, Ou, N, Radford, MJ, Tamis-Holland, JE, Tommaso, CL, Tracy, CM, Joseph Woo, Y, Zhao, DX, ACC/AHA TASK FORCE MEMBERS, , Halperin, JL, Anderson, JL, Albert, NM, Al-Khatib, SM, Birtcher, KK, Bozkurt, B, Cigarroa, JE, Curtis, LH, Fleisher, LA, Gentile, F, Gidding, S, Hlatky, MA, Ikonomidis, J, Joglar, J, Kovacs, RJ, Magnus Ohman, E, Pressler, SJ, Sellke, FW, Shen, W-K, and Wijeysundera, DN. "2015 ACC/AHA/SCAI focused update on primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with ST-elevation myocardial Infarction: An update of the 2011 ACCF/AHA/SCAI guideline for percutaneous coronary intervention and the 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions." Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 87, no. 6 (May 2016): 1001-1019.

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26489034
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Page, RL, Joglar, JA, Caldwell, MA, Calkins, H, Conti, JB, Deal, BJ, Estes, NAM, Field, ME, Goldberger, ZD, Hammill, SC, Indik, JH, Lindsay, BD, Olshansky, B, Russo, AM, Shen, W-K, Tracy, CM, Al-Khatib, SM, and Evidence Review Committee Chair‡, . "2015 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Management of Adult Patients With Supraventricular Tachycardia: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society." Circulation 133, no. 14 (April 2016): e506-e574.

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26399663
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Halperin, JL, Levine, GN, Al-Khatib, SM, Birtcher, KK, Bozkurt, B, Brindis, RG, Cigarroa, JE, Curtis, LH, Fleisher, LA, Gentile, F, Gidding, S, Hlatky, MA, Ikonomidis, J, Joglar, J, Pressler, SJ, and Wijeysundera, DN. "Further Evolution of the ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendation Classification System: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines." Circulation 133, no. 14 (April 2016): 1426-1428.

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26399660
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Page, RL, Joglar, JA, Caldwell, MA, Calkins, H, Conti, JB, Deal, BJ, Estes, NAM, Field, ME, Goldberger, ZD, Hammill, SC, Indik, JH, Lindsay, BD, Olshansky, B, Russo, AM, Shen, W-K, Tracy, CM, Al-Khatib, SM, and Evidence Review Committee Chair‡, . "2015 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Management of Adult Patients With Supraventricular Tachycardia: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society." Circulation 133, no. 14 (April 2016): e471-e505.

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26399662
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