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.
Contributions to Books
Posters and Presentations
Adverse Drug Events Post-Hospital Discharge in Older Patients: Types, Severity, and Involvement of Beers Criteria Medications (with Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, Nerissa P. Duchin, Terry S. Field, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Shawn J. Gagne, Lawrence D. Garber, Peggy Preusse, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)