Leonor Corsino, MD, FACE, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Chair, Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee
Department / Division:
Medicine / Medicine-Endocrinology and Metabolism
DUMC 3451
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Dominican Republic), 1999
  • MHS, Clinical Research, Duke University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Internal Medicine, Wayne State University Detroit Medical Center (Michigan), 2005
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Harper University Hospital (Michigan), 2006
  • Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Duke University Medical Center, 2009
Clinical Interests:
Diabetes mellitus, hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disorders, lipid disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, prevention of diabetes mellitus type 2 and its complications
Research Interests:
Prevention of obesity, diabetes, and diabetes complications with a special interest in the Hispanic Population.
Representative Publications:
  • Svetkey, LP; Clark, JM; Funk, K; Corsino, L; Batch, BC; Hollis, JF; Appel, LJ; Brantley, PJ; Loria, CM; Champagne, CM; Vollmer, WM; Stevens, VJ. Greater weight loss with increasing age in the weight loss maintenance trial. Obesity. 2014;22:39-44.  Abstract
  • Corsino, L; Lin, PH; Batch, BC; Intille, S; Grambow, SC; Bosworth, HB; Bennett, GG; Tyson, C; Svetkey, LP; Voils, CI. Recruiting young adults into a weight loss trial: report of protocol development and recruitment results. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2013;35:1-7.  Abstract
  • Corsino, L; McDuffie, JR; Kotch, J; Coeytaux, R; Fuemmeler, BF; Murphy, G; Miranda, ML; Poirier, B; Morton, J; Reese, D; Baker, S; Carter, H; Freeman, R; Blue, C; Yancy, WS. Achieving health for a lifetime: a community engagement assessment focusing on school-age children to decrease obesity in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal. 2013;74:18-26.  Abstract
  • Samuel-Hodge, CD; Cene, CW; Corsino, L; Thomas, C; Svetkey, LP. Family diabetes matters: A view from the other side. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013;28:428-435.  
  • Samuel-Hodge, CD; Cene, CW; Corsino, L; Thomas, C; Svetkey, LP. Family diabetes matters: a view from the other side. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013;28:428-435.  Abstract
  • Corsino, L; Rocha-Goldberg, MP; Batch, BC; Ortiz-Melo, DI; Bosworth, HB; Svetkey, LP. The Latino Health Project: pilot testing a culturally adapted behavioral weight loss intervention in obese and overweight Latino adults. Ethnicity & disease. 2012;22:51-57.  Abstract
  • Crist, LA; Champagne, CM; Corsino, L; Lien, LF; Zhang, G; Young, DR. Influence of change in aerobic fitness and weight on prevalence of metabolic syndrome. Preventing Chronic Diseases: Public health research, practice, and policy. 2012;9.  Abstract
  • Svetkey, LP; Ard, JD; Stevens, VJ; Loria, CM; Young, DY; Hollis, JF; Appel, LJ; Brantley, PJ; Kennedy, BM; Kumanyika, SK; Batch, BC; Corsino, L; Lien, LF; Vollmer, WM; Weight Loss Maintenance Collaborative Research Group. Predictors of long-term weight loss in adults with modest initial weight loss, by sex and race. Obesity. 2012;20:1820-1828.  Abstract
  • Corsino, L; Yancy, WS; Samsa, GP; Dolor, RJ; Pollak, KI; Lin, PH; Svetkey, LP. Physician characteristics as predictors of blood pressure control in patients enrolled in the hypertension improvement project (HIP). Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2011;13:106-111.  Abstract
  • Cox, ME; Rowell, J; Corsino, L; Green, JB. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors in the management of type 2 diabetes: safety, tolerability, and efficacy. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety. 2010;2:7-19.  Abstract
  • Rocha-Goldberg, MDELP; Corsino, L; Batch, B; Voils, CI; Thorpe, CT; Bosworth, HB; Svetkey, LP. Hypertension Improvement Project (HIP) Latino: results of a pilot study of lifestyle intervention for lowering blood pressure in Latino adults. Ethnicity & Health. 2010;15:269-282.  Abstract
  • Corsino, L; Svetkey, LP; Ayotte, BJ; Bosworth, HB. Patient characteristics associated with receipt of lifestyle behavior advice. North Carolina Medical Journal. 2009;70:391-398.  Abstract
  • Gesty-Palmer, D; Flannery, P; Yuan, L; Corsino, L; Spurney, R; Lefkowitz, RJ; Luttrell, LM. A beta-arrestin-biased agonist of the parathyroid hormone receptor (PTH1R) promotes bone formation independent of G protein activation. Science Translational Medicine. 2009;1:1ra1.  Abstract
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