Lesley Curtis, PhD
Professor, Medicine, Duke University
Lesley is a professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research, and Director of the newly launched Center for Population Health Sciences in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. She analyzes 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, Lesley 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). She also 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 leads the Distributed Research Network Operations Center for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Initiative’s National Clinical Research Network.