Lesley Curtis, PhD
Lesley Curtis, PhD, is an associate professor in medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, working primarily at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. She is the principal investigator for the Duke Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness center, using data from, among other sources, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to examine the epidemiology of heart failure, trends in the use of guideline-based care for the treatment of heart failure, and trends in the use of medical device-based care for heart failure. Dr. Curtis earned a BA in economics from Washington University and an MS in public policy analysis and a PhD in health services research at the University of Rochester. Prior to joining the Duke faculty, Dr. Curtis served as an associate provost at the University of Rochester. She has also served as project director for the Academic Medical Center Consortium, an organization geared toward improving health care through collaborative projects and health services research.