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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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)
 

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Association of medication beliefs and self-efficacy with adherence in urban Hispanic and African-American rheumatoid arthritis patients (with Tanya M. Spruill, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Jeffrey Potter, Jose U. Scher, Pamela B. Rosenthal, 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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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)
 

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Clinical Profile and Disability Levels of Younger vs. Older TKR and THR Patients in a National Research Consortium (with David C. Ayers, Benjamin Snyder, Sharina D. Person, and Patricia D. Franklin), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Differences Between Women and Men Undergoing TKR and THR in a National Research Consortium (with Patricia D. Franklin, Wenjun Li, Courtland Lewis, Benjamin Snyder, Milagros C. Rosal, and David C. Ayers), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Greater Co-morbidity Burden is Associated with Greater Pain and Disability at Time of Total Knee Replacement Among African American Patients (with Anthony Porter, Lili Chen, Jeroan J. Allison, Philip Noble, David C. Ayers, and Patricia D. Franklin), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Level of pain and disability at time of TKR across the past 10 years: results from two national cohorts (with Patricia D. Franklin, Benjamin Snyder, Courtland Lewis, Philip Nobel, and David C. Ayers), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)