Photo: Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MS, MPH
Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MS, MPH
Year elected: 2016
Current membership category: Active
Harbert-Ball Endowed Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
510 20th Street South, FOT 802
Birmingham, AL 35294-7201
United States of America
Phone: (205) 975-2176

Biographical statement

Dr. Jeffrey Curtis is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Curtis received a Medical Degree (MD) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR. He subsequently completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and a fellowship in rheumatology at UAB. He received his Master of Science (MS) degree in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. His work in Clinical Informatics was done at Stanford University.

He is the Co-Director of the UAB Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics Research (PEER) Unit. PEER uses multiple large data sources to study comparative effectiveness questions across multiple chronic diseases. These data sources include national administrative data from Medicare and commercial health plans, electronic health record data, and large registries. He has been awarded the Harbert-Ball Endowed Professorship in Rheumatology and Immunology.

The evaluation of the efficacy, comparative effectiveness, and safety of the medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis are among Dr. Curtis’s research interests. Dr. Curtis also studies risk factors for and outcomes of osteoporosis.

Institutional affiliations

Amit Gaggar, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.


Clinical research
Clinical trials
Health services research
Outcomes research