Generating Real-World Evidence to Enhance Knowledge during COVID-19 - May 27

As the scientific research community responds to COVID-19, there is value in using real-world data and evidence to inform clinical research. The AAMC’s Research on Care Community (ROCC) will host a webinar featuring Lesley H. Curtis, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, who will discuss the benefits as well as challenges of generating real-world evidence and highlight specific examples related to COVID-19 research. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A discussion with Dr. Curtis following the presentation. 

Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University Interim Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Lesley H. Curtis, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences and Interim Executive Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. A health services researcher by training, Dr. Curtis is an expert in the use of Medicare claims data for health services and clinical outcomes research, and a leader in national data quality efforts. Dr. Curtis serves as a Co-Lead of the Data Core for the FDA’s Sentinel Initiative to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products, and Chair of the Data Quality Subcommittee for the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) Coordinating Center that generates real-world evidence for health technology and medical devices.

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