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Lesley H Curtis, Assistant Professor

Please note: Lesley has left the "Economics" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  N Pavilion
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2020):

  • POPHS 708.01, RESEARCH DESIGN AND STUDY II Synopsis
    2nd Floor CLASSRM A, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Education:

Ph.D.University of Rochester2000

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. JP Piccini, X Mi, TA DeWald, AS Go, AF Hernandez, LH Curtis, Pharmacotherapy in Medicare beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation., Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, vol. 9 no. 9 (September, 2012), pp. 1403-8, ISSN 1556-3871 [doi]  [abs]
  2. LH Curtis, BG Hammill, LG Qualls, LD DiMartino, F Wang, KA Schulman, SW Cousins, Treatment patterns for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: analysis of 284 380 medicare beneficiaries., American journal of ophthalmology, vol. 153 no. 6 (June, 2012), pp. 1116-24.e1, ISSN 1879-1891 [doi]  [abs]
  3. MA Greiner, BG Hammill, GC Fonarow, DJ Whellan, ZJ Eapen, AF Hernandez, LH Curtis, Predicting costs among medicare beneficiaries with heart failure., The American journal of cardiology, vol. 109 no. 5 (March, 2012), pp. 705-11, ISSN 1879-1913 [doi]  [abs]
  4. KT Unroe, MA Greiner, C Colón-Emeric, ED Peterson, LH Curtis, Associations between published quality ratings of skilled nursing facilities and outcomes of medicare beneficiaries with heart failure., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 13 no. 2 (February, 2012), pp. 188.e1-6, ISSN 1538-9375 [doi]  [abs]
  5. PS Douglas, LH Curtis, Is biology destiny or can we optimize care for all patients?, Annals of internal medicine, vol. 156 no. 3 (February, 2012), pp. 241-2, ISSN 1539-3704 [doi]
  6. LH Curtis, MG Weiner, DM Boudreau, WO Cooper, GW Daniel, VP Nair, MA Raebel, NU Beaulieu, R Rosofsky, TS Woodworth, JS Brown, Design considerations, architecture, and use of the Mini-Sentinel distributed data system., Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, vol. 21 Suppl 1 (January, 2012), pp. 23-31, ISSN 1099-1557 [doi]  [abs]
  7. JP Piccini, BG Hammill, MF Sinner, PN Jensen, AF Hernandez, SR Heckbert, EJ Benjamin, LH Curtis, Incidence and prevalence of atrial fibrillation and associated mortality among Medicare beneficiaries, 1993-2007., Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, vol. 5 no. 1 (January, 2012), pp. 85-93, ISSN 1941-7705 [doi]  [abs]
  8. AF Hernandez, LH Curtis, Minding the gap between efforts to reduce readmissions and disparities., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 305 no. 7 (February, 2011), pp. 715-6, ISSN 1538-3598 [doi]
  9. KT Unroe, MA Greiner, AF Hernandez, DJ Whellan, P Kaul, KA Schulman, ED Peterson, LH Curtis, Resource use in the last 6 months of life among medicare beneficiaries with heart failure, 2000-2007., Archives of internal medicine, vol. 171 no. 3 (February, 2011), pp. 196-203, ISSN 1538-3679 [doi]  [abs]
  10. LH Curtis, MA Greiner, AM Shea, DJ Whellan, BG Hammill, KA Schulman, PS Douglas, Assessment of left ventricular function in older Medicare beneficiaries with newly diagnosed heart failure., Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, vol. 4 no. 1 (January, 2011), pp. 85-91, ISSN 1941-7705 [doi]  [abs]
  11. RD Kociol, BG Hammill, GC Fonarow, W Klaskala, RM Mills, AF Hernandez, LH Curtis, Generalizability and longitudinal outcomes of a national heart failure clinical registry: Comparison of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry (ADHERE) and non-ADHERE Medicare beneficiaries., American heart journal, vol. 160 no. 5 (November, 2010), pp. 885-92, ISSN 1097-6744 [doi]  [abs]
  12. LH Curtis, MA Greiner, MR Patel, PW Duncan, KA Schulman, DB Matchar, Geographic variation and trends in carotid imaging among medicare beneficiaries, 2001 to 2006., Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, vol. 3 no. 6 (November, 2010), pp. 599-606, ISSN 1941-7705 [doi]  [abs]
  13. LH Curtis, BG Hammill, KA Schulman, SW Cousins, Risks of mortality, myocardial infarction, bleeding, and stroke associated with therapies for age-related macular degeneration., Archives of ophthalmology, vol. 128 no. 10 (October, 2010), pp. 1273-9, ISSN 1538-3601 [doi]  [abs]
  14. UD Patel, MA Greiner, GC Fonarow, H Phatak, AF Hernandez, LH Curtis, Associations between worsening renal function and 30-day outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with heart failure., American heart journal, vol. 160 no. 1 (July, 2010), pp. 132-138.e1, ISSN 1097-6744 [doi]  [abs]
  15. MR Patel, MA Greiner, LD DiMartino, KA Schulman, PW Duncan, DB Matchar, LH Curtis, Geographic variation in carotid revascularization among Medicare beneficiaries, 2003-2006., Archives of internal medicine, vol. 170 no. 14 (July, 2010), pp. 1218-25, ISSN 1538-3679 [doi]  [abs]
  16. LD DiMartino, AM Shea, AF Hernandez, LH Curtis, Use of guideline-recommended therapies for heart failure in the Medicare population., Clinical cardiology, vol. 33 no. 7 (July, 2010), pp. 400-5, ISSN 1932-8737 [doi]  [abs]
  17. AF Hernandez, MA Greiner, GC Fonarow, BG Hammill, PA Heidenreich, CW Yancy, ED Peterson, LH Curtis, Relationship between early physician follow-up and 30-day readmission among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart failure., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 303 no. 17 (May, 2010), pp. 1716-22, ISSN 1538-3598 [doi]  [abs]
  18. JL Petersen, JJ Barron, BG Hammill, MJ Cziraky, KJ Anstrom, PM Wahl, EL Eisenstein, MW Krucoff, RM Califf, KA Schulman, LH Curtis, Clopidogrel use and clinical events after drug-eluting stent implantation: findings from the HealthCore Integrated Research Database., American heart journal, vol. 159 no. 3 (March, 2010), pp. 462-470.e1, ISSN 1097-6744 [doi]  [abs]
  19. ME Patterson, AF Hernandez, BG Hammill, GC Fonarow, ED Peterson, KA Schulman, LH Curtis, Process of care performance measures and long-term outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure., Medical care, vol. 48 no. 3 (March, 2010), pp. 210-6, ISSN 1537-1948 [doi]  [abs]
  20. AF Hernandez, GC Fonarow, BG Hammill, SM Al-Khatib, CW Yancy, CM O'Connor, KA Schulman, ED Peterson, LH Curtis, Clinical effectiveness of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators among medicare beneficiaries with heart failure., Circulation. Heart failure, vol. 3 no. 1 (January, 2010), pp. 7-13, ISSN 1941-3297 [doi]  [abs]
  21. DJ Whellan, MA Greiner, KA Schulman, LH Curtis, Costs of inpatient care among Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure, 2001 to 2004., Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, vol. 3 no. 1 (January, 2010), pp. 33-40, ISSN 1941-7705 [doi]  [abs]
  22. S Fekrat, AM Shea, BG Hammill, H Nguyen, JW Kowalski, KA Schulman, LH Curtis, Resource use and costs of branch and central retinal vein occlusion in the elderly., Current medical research and opinion, vol. 26 no. 1 (January, 2010), pp. 223-30, ISSN 1473-4877 [doi]  [abs]
  23. LH Curtis, MA Greiner, BG Hammill, LD DiMartino, AM Shea, AF Hernandez, GC Fonarow, Representativeness of a national heart failure quality-of-care registry: comparison of OPTIMIZE-HF and non-OPTIMIZE-HF Medicare patients., Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, vol. 2 no. 4 (July, 2009), pp. 377-84, ISSN 1941-7705 [doi]  [abs]
  24. BG Hammill, AF Hernandez, ED Peterson, GC Fonarow, KA Schulman, LH Curtis, Linking inpatient clinical registry data to Medicare claims data using indirect identifiers., American heart journal, vol. 157 no. 6 (June, 2009), pp. 995-1000, ISSN 1097-6744 [doi]  [abs]
  25. LH Curtis, MA Greiner, BG Hammill, JM Kramer, DJ Whellan, KA Schulman, AF Hernandez, Early and long-term outcomes of heart failure in elderly persons, 2001-2005., Archives of internal medicine, vol. 168 no. 22 (December, 2008), pp. 2481-8, ISSN 1538-3679 [doi]  [abs]
  26. AF Hernandez, AM Shea, CA Milano, JG Rogers, BG Hammill, CM O'Connor, KA Schulman, ED Peterson, LH Curtis, Long-term outcomes and costs of ventricular assist devices among Medicare beneficiaries., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 300 no. 20 (November, 2008), pp. 2398-406, ISSN 1538-3598 [doi]  [abs]
  27. SM Al-Khatib, MA Greiner, ED Peterson, AF Hernandez, KA Schulman, LH Curtis, Patient and implanting physician factors associated with mortality and complications after implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation, 2002-2005., Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology, vol. 1 no. 4 (October, 2008), pp. 240-9, ISSN 1941-3084 [doi]  [abs]
  28. AM Shea, LH Curtis, BG Hammill, LD DiMartino, AP Abernethy, KA Schulman, Association between the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and patient wait times and travel distance for chemotherapy., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 300 no. 2 (July, 2008), pp. 189-96, ISSN 1538-3598 [doi]  [abs]
  29. LH Curtis, DJ Whellan, BG Hammill, AF Hernandez, KJ Anstrom, AM Shea, KA Schulman, Incidence and prevalence of heart failure in elderly persons, 1994-2003., Archives of internal medicine, vol. 168 no. 4 (February, 2008), pp. 418-24, ISSN 0003-9926 [doi]  [abs]
  30. LH Curtis, BG Hammill, MA Bethel, KJ Anstrom, L Liao, JS Gottdiener, KA Schulman, Pancreatic beta-cell function as a predictor of cardiovascular outcomes and costs: findings from the Cardiovascular Health Study., Current medical research and opinion, vol. 24 no. 1 (January, 2008), pp. 41-50, ISSN 1473-4877 [doi]  [abs]
  31. LH Curtis, BG Hammill, MA Bethel, KJ Anstrom, JS Gottdiener, KA Schulman, Costs of the metabolic syndrome in elderly individuals: findings from the Cardiovascular Health Study., Diabetes care, vol. 30 no. 10 (October, 2007), pp. 2553-8, ISSN 1935-5548 [doi]  [abs]
  32. AF Hernandez, GC Fonarow, L Liang, SM Al-Khatib, LH Curtis, KA LaBresh, CW Yancy, NM Albert, ED Peterson, Sex and racial differences in the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators among patients hospitalized with heart failure., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 298 no. 13 (October, 2007), pp. 1525-32, ISSN 1538-3598 [doi]  [abs]
  33. LH Curtis, SM Al-Khatib, AM Shea, BG Hammill, AF Hernandez, KA Schulman, Sex differences in the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 298 no. 13 (October, 2007), pp. 1517-24, ISSN 1538-3598 [doi]  [abs]
  34. LH Curtis, BG Hammill, EL Eisenstein, JM Kramer, KJ Anstrom, Using inverse probability-weighted estimators in comparative effectiveness analyses with observational databases., Medical care, vol. 45 no. 10 Supl 2 (October, 2007), pp. S103-7, ISSN 0025-7079 [doi]  [abs]
  35. LH Curtis, J Stoddard, JI Radeva, S Hutchison, PE Dans, A Wright, RL Woosley, KA Schulman, Geographic variation in the prescription of schedule II opioid analgesics among outpatients in the United States., Health services research, vol. 41 no. 3 Pt 1 (June, 2006), pp. 837-55, ISSN 0017-9124 [doi]  [abs]
  36. LH Curtis, LE Masselink, T Østbye, S Hutchison, PE Dans, A Wright, RR Krishnan, KA Schulman, Prevalence of atypical antipsychotic drug use among commercially insured youths in the United States., Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine, vol. 159 no. 4 (April, 2005), pp. 362-6, ISSN 1072-4710 [doi]  [abs]
  37. LH Curtis, T Østbye, V Sendersky, S Hutchison, PE Dans, A Wright, RL Woosley, KA Schulman, Inappropriate prescribing for elderly Americans in a large outpatient population., Archives of internal medicine, vol. 164 no. 15 (August, 2004), pp. 1621-5, ISSN 0003-9926 [doi]  [abs]
  38. LH Curtis, AW Law, KJ Anstrom, KA Schulman, The insurance effect on prescription drug expenditures among the elderly: findings from the 1997 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey., Medical care, vol. 42 no. 5 (May, 2004), pp. 439-46, ISSN 0025-7079  [abs]
  39. LH Curtis, T Østbye, V Sendersky, S Hutchison, NM Allen LaPointe, SM Al-Khatib, S Usdin Yasuda, PE Dans, A Wright, RM Califf, RL Woosley, KA Schulman, Prescription of QT-prolonging drugs in a cohort of about 5 million outpatients., The American journal of medicine, vol. 114 no. 2 (February, 2003), pp. 135-41, ISSN 0002-9343  [abs]
  40. LH Curtis, CE Phelps, MP McDermott, HR Rubin, The value of patient-reported health status in predicting short-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery., Medical care, vol. 40 no. 11 (November, 2002), pp. 1090-100, ISSN 0025-7079 [doi]  [abs]


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