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Lesley H. Curtis

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Population Health Sciences
Duke Box 104023, Durham, NC 27708
215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701

Overview


Lesley H. Curtis is Professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences and Medicine in the Duke School of Medicine and was inaugural chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences.  A health services researcher by training, Dr. Curtis is an expert in the use of health care and Medicare claims data for health services and clinical outcomes research, and a leader in national data quality efforts. Dr. Curtis 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 currently serves as a senior policy advisor at the Food and Drug Administration supporting the Agency’s evidence generation initiative, and is co-PI of the NIH Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory, an NIH initiative to strengthen the national capacity for large-scale research studies embedded in health care delivery.

Areas of expertise: Health Services Research and Health Policy

 

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2021 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Professor in Medicine · 2020 - Present Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2000 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers
Executive Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy · 2019 - Present Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications


University of Rochester · 2000 Ph.D.