Dr. Leonor Corsino is a Board- Certified Adult Endocrinologist and an experienced physician-scientist, organizational, and health professions education leader. Dr. Corsino's research focuses on diabetes, obesity, and related complications and health disparities with a particular interest in Hispanic/Latino populations. She has successfully lead and extensively collaborates with investigators locally, nationally, and internationally. Her research and contribution have been recognized locally and at the national levels with many awards including the NIH/NIDDK Network of Minority Health Research Investigators medallion. Dr. Corsino holds several leadership positions including Co-Director for the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute – Community Engagement Core / Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERI), Co-Director, Education and Training Sub-core, Duke Center for REsearch to AdvanCe Healthcare Equity, and Director/ Duke Population Health Improvement Initiative Program.
Her visionary and innovative initiatives have enhanced patient care, population health, and the recruitment, training, development, and support of health professions students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty having a significant, palpable and impressive impact of the diversity of health profession workforce and health disparities research.