Leslie R. Harrold, MD, MPH, is a board certified rheumatologist and Associate
Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation with a secondary
appointment in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical
School. She is an outcomes researcher who has received federal and foundation funding to
explore issues related to patient safety, quality of care and comparative effectiveness.
She has extensive experience using administrative and registry data to identify patients
with arthritis and assess their medication usage, health care utilization and clinical
outcomes. She is interested in patients’ ability to manage their own conditions and has
received a mentored career development award (K23AR053856) from the National Institute of
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases focused on arthritis medication
adherence. Presently, she is a Co-Investigator in FORCE-TJR, a nationwide, comprehensive
database of total joint replacement (TJR) surgical and patient-reported outcomes. 

Articles

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Patient Report Improves Posthospital Discharge Event Capture in Total Joint Replacement: A Novel Approach to Capturing All Posthospital Event Data (with Scott Pascal, Courtland Lewis, Regis O'Keefe, Vincent Pellegrini, Jeroan Allison, David Ayers, and Patricia Franklin), eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes) (2014)
 

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Preoperative Pain and Function Profiles Reflect Consistent TKA Patient Selection Among US Surgeons (with David Ayers, Wenjun Li, Jeroan J. Allison, and Patricia D. Franklin), Clinical orthopaedics and related research (2014)
 

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An electronic health record-based intervention to increase follow-up office visits and decrease rehospitalization in older adults (with Jerry H. Gurwitz, Terry S. Field, Jessica Ogarek, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Shawn J. Gagne, Peggy Preusse, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, George W. Reed, and Lawrence D. Garber), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2014)
 

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Comparative cancer risk associated with methotrexate, other non-biologic and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (with Daniel H. Solomon, Joel M. Kremer, Mark Fisher, Jeffrey R. Curtis, Victoria Furer, Marc C. Hochberg, George W. Reed, Peter Tsao, and Jeffrey D. Greenberg), Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism (2014)
 

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The comparative effectiveness of abatacept versus anti-tumour necrosis factor switching for rheumatoid arthritis patients previously treated with an anti-tumour necrosis factor (with George W. Reed, Joel M. Kremer, Jeffrey R. Curtis, Daniel H. Solomon, Marc C. Hochberg, and Jeffrey D. Greenberg), Annals of the rheumatic diseases (2014)
 

Contributions to Books

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The patient’s perspective of gout (with Romy Aranguiz), Gout (2013)
 

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Diagnostic approach to common rheumatologic problems, Guide to Diagnostic Testing (2002)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Differences in Patient Characteristics Prior to TKA and THA Between Switzerland and the US (with Patricia D. Franklin, Hermes Miozzari, Pierre Hoffmeyer, David C. Ayers, and Anne Lubbeke), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Differential Burden of Musculoskeletal Pain in Blacks and Whites at the Time of Total Joint Replacement Surgery (with Anthony Porter, Philip C. Noble, David C. Ayers, Patricia D. Franklin, and Jeroan Allison), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Do Younger TKR and THR Patients Have Similar Disability at Time of Surgery as Older Adults? Lessons from FORCE-TJR (with Wenjun Li, Courland Lewis, Jeroan J. Allison, David C. Ayers, and Patricia D. Franklin), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Does Functional Gain and Pain Relief After TKR and THR Differ by Patient Obese Status? (with Wenjun Li, Jeffrey Lange, Jeroan J. Allison, Courtland Lewis, Thomas Bowen, David C. Ayers, and Patricia D. Franklin), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Poor Pre-Operative Emotional Health Limits Gain in Function after Total Hip Replacement (with Benjamin Snyder, Timothy Boardman, Wenjun Li, Courtland Lewis, David C. Ayers, and Patricia D. Franklin), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)