Lesley H. Curtis, PhD, is a professor of medicine, directs the Center for Population Health Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine, and directs the Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. She serves as co-lead of the Data Core for the Food and Drug Administration’s Sentinel Initiative, co-pl of the NIH Health Care Systems Collaboratory, and lead of the Distributed Research Network Operations Center for PCORI’s National Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), working with health systems and patient networks to develop a harmonized data infrastructure for robust observational and interventional research. Her work with PCORnet is funded through a PCORI Award (CC2-Duke-2016).


Recent Posts by Lesley H. Curtis

The Tower Of Babel In Clinical Research: PCORnet’s Common Data Model Cracks The Foundation

The goal of PCORnet’s research platform is to use the Common Data Model to conduct clinical trials and observational studies that are faster, cheaper, and more efficient than is traditional research.