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

Hiratzka, LF, Creager, MA, Isselbacher, EM, Svensson, LG, Nishimura, RA, Bonow, RO, Guyton, RA, and Sundt, TM. "Surgery for Aortic Dilatation in Patients With Bicuspid Aortic Valves: A Statement of Clarification From the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 67, no. 6 (February 2016): 724-731.

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26658475
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Dinan, MA, Li, Y, Zhang, Y, Stewart, SB, Curtis, LH, George, DJ, and Reed, SD. "Resource Use in the Last Year of Life Among Patients Who Died With Versus of Prostate Cancer." Clinical genitourinary cancer 14, no. 1 (February 2016): 28-37.e2.

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26382223
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Khazanie, P, Liang, L, Curtis, LH, Butler, J, Eapen, ZJ, Heidenreich, PA, Bhatt, DL, Peterson, ED, Yancy, CW, Fonarow, GC, and Hernandez, AF. "Clinical Effectiveness of Hydralazine-Isosorbide Dinitrate Therapy in Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: Findings From the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Registry." Circulation. Heart Failure 9, no. 2 (February 2016): e002444-null.

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26867758
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Psaty, BM, Delaney, JA, Arnold, AM, Curtis, LH, Fitzpatrick, AL, Heckbert, SR, McKnight, B, Ives, D, Gottdiener, JS, Kuller, LH, and Longstreth, WT. "Study of Cardiovascular Health Outcomes in the Era of Claims Data: The Cardiovascular Health Study." Circulation 133, no. 2 (January 2016): 156-164.

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26538580
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Writing Committee Members, , Drozda, JP, Ferguson, TB, Jneid, H, Krumholz, HM, Nallamothu, BK, Olin, JW, Ting, HH, ACC/AHATask Force On Performance Measures, , Heidenreich, PA, Albert, NM, Chan, PS, Curtis, LH, Fonarow, GC, Ho, PM, O'Brien, S, Russo, AM, Thomas, RJ, and Varosy, PD. "2015 ACC/AHA Focused Update of Secondary Prevention Lipid Performance Measures: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures." Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 9, no. 1 (January 2016): 68-95.

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26666514
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Genao, L, Durheim, MT, Mi, X, Todd, JL, Whitson, HE, and Curtis, LH. "Early and Long-term Outcomes of Older Adults after Acute Care Encounters for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation." Annals of the American Thoracic Society 12, no. 12 (December 2015): 1805-1812.

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26394180
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Cooper, LB, Hammill, BG, Sharma, PP, DeVore, AD, Mentz, RJ, Fonarow, GC, Pang, PS, Curtis, LH, and Hernandez, AF. "Differences in health care use and outcomes by the timing of in-hospital worsening heart failure." American Heart Journal 170, no. 6 (December 2015): 1124-1132.

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26678634
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O'Brien, EC, Greiner, MA, Sims, M, Hardy, NC, Wang, W, Shahar, E, Hernandez, AF, and Curtis, LH. "Depressive Symptoms and Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Blacks: Findings From the Jackson Heart Study." Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes 8, no. 6 (November 17, 2015): 552-559.

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26578621
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Vemulapalli, S, Deng, L, Patel, M, Kilgore, ML, Curtis, LH, Irvin, R, Svetkey, LP, Shimbo, D, Calhoun, DA, and Muntner, P. "Uncontrolled Apparent Treatment Resistant Hypertension is Associated With Increased Hospitalization and Increased Total Hospital Reimbursements.": LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, November 10, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Dinan, MA, Mi, X, Reed, SD, Lyman, GH, and Curtis, LH. "Association Between Use of the 21-Gene Recurrence Score Assay and Receipt of Chemotherapy Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Early-Stage Breast Cancer, 2005-2009." Jama Oncology 1, no. 8 (November 2015): 1098-1109.

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26313372
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