November 30, 2017
Lesley Curtis, Ph.D., has been named to serve as the first chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine.
Curtis has been interim chair of the new department since July 2017, when creation of the department was approved by the Duke University Board of Trustees. From 2016-2017, Curtis served as director of the Center for Population Health Sciences, which was a launching pad for the new department.
“I couldn’t be more pleased about this appointment,” said Mary E. Klotman, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine. “Dr. Curtis is an outstanding scientist and a visionary leader. She was a key driver and instrumental in the creation of this new department and will be the impetus for the department’s future growth and success.”