Lesley H. Curtis
Professor in Population Health Sciences

Lesley H. Curtis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Duke School of Medicine.  A health services researcher by training, Dr. Curtis is an expert in the use of Medicare claims data for health services and clinical outcomes research, and a leader in national data quality efforts. Dr. Curtis serves as co-PI of the FDA’s Sentinel Innovation Center, Co-Investigator of the Data Core for the FDA’s Sentinel Initiative to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products, and Chair of the Data Quality Subcommittee for the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) Coordinating Center that generates real-world evidence for health technology and medical devices. She serves as co-Investigator of the coordinating center for PCORI’s National Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), working with health systems and patient networks to develop a harmonized network infrastructure that leverages health systems and electronic health record data for robust observational and interventional research.

Areas of expertise: Health Services Research and Health Policy


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  • 215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701
  • Duke Box 104023, Durham, NC 27708

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