Leslie Curry is Professor of Public Health (Health Policy and Management) at the Yale School of Public Health, Professor of Management at the Yale School of Management (secondary), Associate Director of the Yale Scholars in Implementation Science at the Yale School of Medicine (NHLBI-funded), Core Faculty at the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative and Lecturer at Yale College. She has over 20 years of experience in implementation science and evaluation of complex interventions, and her research focuses on leadership, management, culture and organizational performance. Together with colleagues Bradley and Krumholz, she developed a ‘positive deviance’ approach to study hospital care (highly accessed in Implementation Science, Annals of Internal Medicine), and have also applied this method in studies on medical and social care integration.
Her 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. She is a recognized expert in qualitative and mixed methods and has served as co-PI on grants to enhance the rigor of these methods in public health research. Together with colleagues from Brown, she conceived, developed and implemented two national training conferences on this topic, and was lead editor of a reference text published in 2006 by the American Public Health Association and Gerontological Society of America: Curry L, Shield R, Wetle T. (Eds.) Improving Aging and Public Health Research: Qualitative and Mixed Methods. She is the author of a mixed methods in health sciences text commissioned by Sage Publications in 2014. She teaches and mentors students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Curry has extensive experience teaching qualitative research methods at the graduate and postgraduate levels and mentoring RWJ Clinical Scholars conducting qualitative and mixed methods studies.