Leslie Curry, PhD, MPH

Senior Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy); Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Health Policy & Management

Office of Student Research

Global Health Initiative: Health Policy & Systems


Leslie’s research focuses on health care access, quality and outcomes in hospital, community and institutional settings in the U.S. and internationally. She is especially interested in the development and scale up of innovative, evidence-based health practices, programs and policies and regularly collaborates with government agencies and health care providers in these efforts. Her work has been supported by a variety of funders including NIH, AHRQ, The Commonwealth Fund, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The World Bank. Leslie is an internationally recognized expert in qualitative and mixed methods, and was appointed to a working group commissioned by the National Institutes of Health to develop Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences in 2011. She is actively engaged in conducting, studying and teaching about interdisciplinary research, bridging the methods communities through publishing qualitative and mixed methods empirical research and methodology in biomedical and health services journals. A Fellow of Branford College at Yale, Leslie teaches extensively and provides mentoring at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels in public health and medicine.

Education & Training

PhD University of Connecticut (2000)
MPH University of Connecticut (1991)

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America

  • T. Stewart Hamilton Fellowship in Health Management

Professional Service

  • Editorial Board Member The Gerontologist

  • Editorial Board Member Journal of Applied Gerontology

  • Elected and appointed positions on leadership committees Gerontological Society of America and American Public Health Association, Gerontological Health Section

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Contact Info

Leslie Curry, PhD, MPH
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 310

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

Curriculum Vitae