Research & Publications
Leslie Curry, PhD, MPH, is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health, Professor of Management at Yale School of Management, Lecturer in Yale College, Associate Director of the Yale Scholars in Implementation Science Program, and core faculty at the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative. Leslie’s research focuses on management, culture and organizational performance in diverse health care 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 health and social care providers in these efforts. Leslie was a Public Voices Thought Leader Fellow in 2016-17. Leslie's work has been published in JAMA, American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, Annals of Internal Medicine and the BMJ, and featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and ABC News.
Leslie's current primary research portfolio includes: 1) MPI on an NIH R01 funded effort, Champions Advancing Racial Equity in Sepsis (CARES) to develop and evaluate a coalition-based leadership intervention to equip health systems and their surrounding communities to mitigate structural racism and drive measurable reductions in inequities in sepsis outcomes, 2) Yale core team for Equitable Breakthroughs in Medicine Development (EQBMED), a national collaboration to increase diversity in clinical trials and address systemicbarriers to participation by communities of color, 3) Implementation evaluation lead for All of Us (Yale site), a large-scale NIH funded national initiative with a goal of enrolling one million or more participants, particularly those who are under-represented in biomedical research, and 4) Co-investigator with Dr. Dowin Boatright on an NIH funded R01, Developing an Evidence-Based Toolkit to Improve Diversity in the Physician-Scientist Workforce. She also supports colleagues and mentees across the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public health working on implementation science and community-driven projects.
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 a recognized expert in qualitative and mixed methods and regularly teaches at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. She is co-author of Mixed Methods in the Health Sciences: A Practical Primer, commissioned by Sage Publications, 2014.
Education & Training
- PhDUniversity of Connecticut (2000)
- MPHUniversity of Connecticut (1991)
- BATufts University (1984)
- China-Yale Leadership Development ProgramBeijing, Beijing, China 2016China-Yale Leadership Development Program
- Project Last MilePretoria, GP, South Africa; Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique; Amani, Mkoa wa Tanga, Tanzania 2015Project Last Mile
- Partnerships for social and medical care integrationNew York, NY, United States (2015-2018)Partnerships for social and medical care integration
- Leadership Saves Lives culture change interventionRochester, MN, United States (2012-2018)Leadership Saves Lives culture change intervention
- Strategic System Leadership DevelopmentLondon, England, United Kingdom 2007Strategic System Leadership Development
Honors & Recognition
|Fellow, Gerontological Society of America|
|T. Stewart Hamilton Fellowship in Health Management|
|Academy Health Methods Council elected member||2016 - Present|
|Mixed Methods International Research Association elected Board Member||2014 - 2017|
|Editorial Board Member: Circulation, Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes; Journal of Mixed Methods Research others||meme||2013 - Present|
|NIH Mixed Methods in Health Sciences Best Practice appointed workgroup||Elected and appointed positions on leadership committees||2010 - 2011|