Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Professor in Medicine
Interim Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Chair in the Department of Population Health Sciences
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701
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

Maciejewski, ML, Mi, X, Curtis, LH, Ng, J, Haffer, SC, and Hammill, BG. "Few Disparities in Baseline Laboratory Testing After the Diuretic or Digoxin Initiation by Medicare Fee-For-Service Beneficiaries." Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 9, no. 6 (November 2016): 714-722.

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27756796
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Chan, PS, Berg, RA, Tang, Y, Curtis, LH, Spertus, JA, and American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines–Resuscitation Investigators, . "Association Between Therapeutic Hypothermia and Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest." Jama 316, no. 13 (October 2016): 1375-1382.

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27701659
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Jones, WS, Roe, MT, Antman, EM, Pletcher, MJ, Harrington, RA, Rothman, RL, Oetgen, WJ, Rao, SV, Krucoff, MW, Curtis, LH, Hernandez, AF, and Masoudi, FA. "The Changing Landscape of Randomized Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Disease." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 68, no. 17 (October 2016): 1898-1907. (Review)

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27765193
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Garg, PK, Koh, WJH, Delaney, JA, Halm, EA, Hirsch, CH, Longstreth, WT, Mukamal, KJ, Kucharska-Newton, A, Polak, JF, and Curtis, L. "Risk Factors for Incident Carotid Artery Revascularization among Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study." Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra 6, no. 3 (September 7, 2016): 129-139.

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Khazanie, P, Hammill, BG, Patel, CB, Kiernan, MS, Cooper, LB, Arnold, SV, Fendler, TJ, Spertus, JA, Curtis, LH, and Hernandez, AF. "Use of Heart Failure Medical Therapies Among Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Insights From INTERMACS." Journal of Cardiac Failure 22, no. 9 (September 2016): 672-679.

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26892975
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Maciejewski, ML, Hammill, BG, Qualls, LG, Hastings, SN, Wang, V, and Curtis, LH. "Appropriate baseline laboratory testing following ACEI or ARB initiation by Medicare FFS beneficiaries." Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 25, no. 9 (September 2016): 1015-1022.

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26991354
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Brown, CL, Hammill, BG, Qualls, LG, Curtis, LH, and Muir, AJ. "Significant Morbidity and Mortality Among Hospitalized End-Stage Liver Disease Patients in Medicare." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 52, no. 3 (September 2016): 412-419.e1.

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27265812
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Jones, WS, Mi, X, Qualls, LG, Turley, RS, Vemulapalli, S, Peterson, ED, Patel, MR, and Curtis, LH. "Significant variation in P2Y12 inhibitor use after peripheral vascular intervention in Medicare beneficiaries." American Heart Journal 179 (September 2016): 10-18.

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27595675
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Levine, GN, Bates, ER, Bittl, JA, Brindis, RG, Fihn, SD, Fleisher, LA, Granger, CB, Lange, RA, Mack, MJ, Mauri, L, Mehran, R, Mukherjee, D, Newby, LK, O'Gara, PT, Sabatine, MS, Smith, PK, and Smith, SC. "2016 ACC/AHA Guideline Focused Update on Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 68, no. 10 (September 2016): 1082-1115.

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27036918
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Bittl, JA, Baber, U, Bradley, SM, and Wijeysundera, DN. "Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy: A Systematic Review for the 2016 ACC/AHA Guideline Focused Update on Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 68, no. 10 (September 2016): 1116-1139. (Review)

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27036919
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