Lesley Huntley Curtis, PhD

Professor in Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail Box 3850 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-8673
Email address lesley.curtis@duke.edu

Lesley H. Curtis, PhD, is professor in medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine and directs the Center for Pragmatic Health Services Research in the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

A health services researcher by training, Dr. Curtis 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. Dr. Curtis has considerable experience analyzing Medicare claims data, large clinical registries, and prescription drug data, and has led the linkage of large clinical registries with longitudinal Medicare claims data.  In addition, Dr. Curtis has been responsible for the linkage of those data with longitudinal cohorts in the Cardiovascular Health Study, the Framingham Heart Study, the Jackson Heart Study, and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

Experienced in facilitating large-scale multi-institutional research through the use of distributed health data networks, Curtis co-leads the Data Core for the FDA’s Mini-Sentinel Initiative, co-leads the Electronic Health Record Core for the NIH’s Health Care Systems Collaboratory, and co-leads the Data Standards, Security, Networking, and Infrastructure Task Force for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Initiative’s National Clinical Research Network.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2000

Publications

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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Hammill, BG, Curtis, LH, Qualls, LG, Hastings, SN, Wang, V, and Maciejewski, ML. "Linkage of Laboratory Results to Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims." Medical care 53, no. 11 (November 2015): 974-979.

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26390069
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Jones, WS, Mi, X, Vemulapalli, S, Peterson, ED, Qualls, LG, Patel, M, and Curtis, LH. "Reply: Era of Change in Sites of Service for Peripheral Vascular Intervention Requires New Ways to Look at Costs." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 66, no. 15 (October 2015): 1743-1744. (Letter)

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26449148
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Steinberg, BA, Greiner, MA, Hammill, BG, Curtis, LH, Benjamin, EJ, Heckbert, SR, and Piccini, JP. "Contraindications to anticoagulation therapy and eligibility for novel anticoagulants in older patients with atrial fibrillation." Cardiovascular therapeutics 33, no. 4 (August 2015): 177-183.

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25930214
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Chan, PS, Krumholz, HM, Spertus, JA, Curtis, LH, Li, Y, Hammill, BG, and Nallamothu, BK. "Effectiveness of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in survivors of inhospital cardiac arrest." American heart journal 169, no. 6 (June 2015): 870-878.e1.

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26027626
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Heidenreich, PA, Tsai, V, Bao, H, Curtis, J, Goldstein, M, Curtis, L, Hernandez, A, Peterson, P, Turakhia, MP, and Masoudi, FA. "Does Age Influence Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Use and Outcome?." JACC. Heart failure 3, no. 6 (June 2015): 497-504.

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25982109
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Sinner, MF, Piccini, JP, Greiner, MA, Walkey, AJ, Wallace, ER, Heckbert, SR, Benjamin, EJ, and Curtis, LH. "Geographic variation in the use of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation among Medicare beneficiaries." American heart journal 169, no. 6 (June 2015): 775-782.e2.

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26027614
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Pun, PH, Hellkamp, AS, Sanders, GD, Middleton, JP, Hammill, SC, Al-Khalidi, HR, Curtis, LH, Fonarow, GC, and Al-Khatib, SM. "Primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillators in end-stage kidney disease patients on dialysis: a matched cohort study." Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association 30, no. 5 (May 2015): 829-835.

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25404241
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Havrilesky, LJ, Dinan, M, Sfakianos, GP, Curtis, LH, Barnett, JC, Van Gorp, T, and Myers, ER. "Costs, Effectiveness, and Workload Impact of Management Strategies for Women With an Adnexal Mass." Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 70, no. 4 (April 2015): 253-255.

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Coleman, BK, Curtis, LH, Onaitis, MW, D'Amico, TA, and Berry, MF. "Adjuvant chemotherapy after resection of N1 non-small cell lung cancer: differential impact of new evidence on physician and patient decisions." Journal of thoracic disease 7, no. 3 (March 2015): 243-251.

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25922700
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