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

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.

PMID
26802221
Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
26382223
Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
26538580
Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
26394180
Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
26678634
Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
26578621
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.

PMID
26313372
Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
26390069
Scholars@Duke

Cooper, LB, Hammill, BG, Peterson, ED, Pitt, B, Maciejewski, ML, Curtis, LH, and Hernandez, AF. "Consistency of Laboratory Monitoring During Initiation of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonist Therapy in Patients With Heart Failure." JAMA 314, no. 18 (November 2015): 1973-1975.

PMID
26547470
Scholars@Duke

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)

PMID
26449148
Scholars@Duke

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