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

Office of Student ResearchHealth Policy & SystemsSchool of Public HealthRobert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

Research Interests

Quality of health care and patient experiences with health and health care systems; Organizational culture and performance; Scale up of innovations; Social and health care spending more...


  • M.P.H., University of Connecticut, 1991
  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Curry L, Nembhard I, Bradley E. Qualitative and mixed methods provide unique contributions to outcomes research. Circulation, 2009, 119:1442-1452. PMID:19289649 Bradley E, Curry L, Ramanadhan S, Rowe L, Nembhard I, Krumholz H. Research in Action: Using positive deviance to improve quality of health care. Implementation Science, 2009. 4:25. PMCID:PMC2690576. Curry LA, Alpern R, Webster TR, Byam P, Zerihun A, Tarakeshwar N, Cherlin EJ, Bradley EH. (2012). Community Perspectives on Roles and Responsibilities for Strengthening Primary Health Care in Rural Ethiopia. Global Public Health, in press
  • Yeo H, Viola K, Berg D, Lin Z, Nunez-Smith M, Cammann C, Bell R, Sosa J, Krumholz H, Curry L. Attitudes, training experiences and professional expectations of U.S. general surgery residents: A national survey. Journal of the American Medical Association., 2009.; 302:1301-1308.
  • Curry LA, O’Cathain A, Plano Clark VL, Aroni R, Fetters M, Berg D. (2011). The Role of Group Dynamics in Mixed Methods Health Sciences Research Teams. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, in press. doi: 10.1177/1558689811416941



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