Laura Pat Svetkey, MD

Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Research
Vice-chair for Faculty Development & Diversity in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail Duke Box 3487, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-6626
Email address svetk001@mc.duke.edu

Laura P. Svetkey, MD MHS is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Duke Hypertension Center, Director of Clinical Research at the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine. She is also the Director of Duke’s CTSA internal career development award program (KL2).She is a faculty member of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI) and the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC). She is co-Director of the Clinical and Translational Core of the Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research (DOCK).

Dr. Svetkey has over 30 years of experience in the investigation of hypertension, obesity, and related areas, conducting NIH-sponsored clinical research ranging from behavioral intervention trials to metabolomics and genetics, with a consistent focus on prevention, non-pharmacologic intervention, health disparities and minority health. Her research has affected national guidelines, having served on the 2013 national Hypertension Guideline Panel (JNC) and the Lifestyle Guideline Working Group. She is a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

Dr. Svetkey is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine.  In this role she implements a wide range of programs to enhance the experience and advancement of faculty and trainees, with particular emphasis on under-represented minorities and women.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1982 - 1983
  • Resident in Medicine, Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1980 - 1982
  • Intern in Medicine, Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1979 - 1980
  • M.D., Harvard University , 1979

Publications

Pun, Patrick H., Matthew E. Dupre, Monique A. Starks, Clark Tyson, Kimberly Vellano, Laura P. Svetkey, Steen Hansen, et al. “Outcomes for Hemodialysis Patients Given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest at Outpatient Dialysis Clinics..” Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn, February 7, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1681/asn.2018090911.

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Bennett, Gary G., Dori Steinberg, Sandy Askew, Erica Levine, Perry Foley, Bryan C. Batch, Laura P. Svetkey, et al. “Effectiveness of an App and Provider Counseling for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care..” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 55, no. 6 (December 2018): 777–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.005.

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Steinberg, Dori M., Melissa C. Kay, Laura P. Svetkey, and Gary G. Bennett. “Using Digital Health to Improve Adoption of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet.” In Journal of Womens Health, 27:1429–30. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Lin, Pao-Hwa, Steven Grambow, Stephen Intille, John A. Gallis, Tony Lazenka, Hayden Bosworth, Corrine L. Voils, et al. “The Association Between Engagement and Weight Loss Through Personal Coaching and Cell Phone Interventions in Young Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial..” Jmir Mhealth and Uhealth 6, no. 10 (October 18, 2018). https://doi.org/10.2196/10471.

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Johnson, Kimberly S., Kevin L. Thomas, Sandro O. Pinheiro, and Laura P. Svetkey. “Design and Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research Curriculum..” J Natl Med Assoc 110, no. 4 (August 2018): 305–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnma.2017.06.005.

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Shantavasinkul, Prapimporn Chattranukulchai, Michael J. Muehlbauer, James R. Bain, Olga R. Ilkayeva, Damian M. Craig, Christopher B. Newgard, Laura P. Svetkey, Svati H. Shah, and Alfonso Torquati. “Improvement in insulin resistance after gastric bypass surgery is correlated with a decline in plasma 2-hydroxybutyric acid..” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases : Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 14, no. 8 (August 2018): 1126–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2018.03.033.

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Kandzari, David E., Michael Böhm, Felix Mahfoud, Raymond R. Townsend, Michael A. Weber, Stuart Pocock, Konstantinos Tsioufis, et al. “Effect of renal denervation on blood pressure in the presence of antihypertensive drugs: 6-month efficacy and safety results from the SPYRAL HTN-ON MED proof-of-concept randomised trial..” Lancet (London, England) 391, no. 10137 (June 2018): 2346–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(18)30951-6.

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Tyson, Crystal C., Huiman Barnhart, Shelly Sapp, Victor Poon, Pao-Hwa Lin, and Laura P. Svetkey. “Ambulatory blood pressure in the dash diet trial: Effects of race and albuminuria..” Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 20, no. 2 (February 2018): 308–14. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.13170.

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Chatterjee, Ranee, Cris Slentz, Clemontina A. Davenport, Johanna Johnson, Pao-Hwa Lin, Michael Muehlbauer, David D’Alessio, Laura P. Svetkey, and David Edelman. “Effects of potassium supplements on glucose metabolism in African Americans with prediabetes: a pilot trial..” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 106, no. 6 (December 2017): 1431–38. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.117.161570.

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Townsend, Raymond R., Felix Mahfoud, David E. Kandzari, Kazuomi Kario, Stuart Pocock, Michael A. Weber, Sebastian Ewen, et al. “Catheter-based renal denervation in patients with uncontrolled hypertension in the absence of antihypertensive medications (SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED): a randomised, sham-controlled, proof-of-concept trial..” Lancet (London, England) 390, no. 10108 (November 2017): 2160–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(17)32281-x.

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