About Leslie R. Harrold

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.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Research Associate, Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Rheumatology

Honors and Awards

  • Student Achievement Award (Mentored doctoral student for the award), American College of Rheumatology (2013)
  • Young Investigator, US Bone and Joint Decade (2008)
  • Travel Award, American College of Rheumatology (1998)
  • Hewlett Packard Top Graduate Award (given to the top 5 graduating students), University of Massachusetts Medical School (1992)


Contact Information

UMass Medical School
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
508.856.6139

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