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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Overcoming adherence issues and other barriers to optimal care in gout (with Navine Nasser-Ghodsi), Current opinion in rheumatology (2015)
 

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Use of atypical antipsychotics in nursing homes and pharmaceutical marketing (with Camilla B. Pimentel, Jennifer L. Donovan, Terry S. Field, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Abir O. Kanaan, Celeste A. Lemay, Kathleen M. Mazor, Jennifer Tjia, and Becky A. Briesacher), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2015)
 

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Web-based Comparative Patient-reported Outcome Feedback to Support Quality Improvement and Comparative Effectiveness Research in Total Joint Replacement (with Hua Zheng, Wenjun Li, David C. Ayers, and Patricia D. Franklin), eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes) (2014)
 

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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)
 

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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Location of All-cause 30-day Readmission Following Total Joint Replacement: Surgical Hospital Versus Outside Hospital (with David C. Ayers, Philip Noble, Regis O'Keefe, Tom Bowen, Matthew Sloan, and Patricia D. Franklin), Senior Scholars Program Presentation Day (2015)
 

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Surgeon-Specific Web Reports to Support Quality Improvement in National Patient-Centered Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement (with Hua Zheng, Bruce Barton, Wenjun Li, Jeroan Allison, David Ayers, and Patricia D. Franklin), Stakeholder Symposia (2014)
 

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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)