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 3703, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-6386
Email address svetk001@mc.duke.edu

Laura P. Svetkey, MD MHS is Professor of Medicine/Nephrology, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine, and School of Medicine Faculty Ombudsperson. She is also the Director of Duke’s CTSA-sponsored internal career development award program (KL2) and the Investigator Development Core of Duke’s REACH Equity Disparities Research Center.

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 an American Society of Hypertension certified hypertension specialist, and a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP). She is the Associate Director, Core Director and Project PI of Duke’s REACH Equity Disparities Research Center.

As Department of Medicine Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, 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.

As School of Medicine Faculty Ombudsperson, she helps faculty resolve concerns by providing confidential, impartial, informal guidance.

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

Tate, Deborah F., Leslie Lytle, Kristen Polzien, Molly Diamond, Kelsey R. Leonard, John M. Jakicic, Karen C. Johnson, et al. “Deconstructing Weight Management Interventions for Young Adults: Looking Inside the Black Box of the EARLY Consortium Trials..” Obesity (Silver Spring) 27, no. 7 (July 2019): 1085–98. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22506.

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Tyson, Crystal C., Clemontina A. Davenport, Pao-Hwa Lin, Julia J. Scialla, Rasheeda Hall, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Joseph Lunyera, et al. “DASH Diet and Blood Pressure among Black Americans with and without Chronic Kidney Disease: the Jackson Heart Study..” Am J Hypertens, June 11, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpz090.

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Steinberg, Dori, Melissa Kay, Jasmine Burroughs, Laura P. Svetkey, and Gary G. Bennett. “The Effect of a Digital Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention on Adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Dietary Pattern in Medically Vulnerable Primary Care Patients: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial..” J Acad Nutr Diet 119, no. 4 (April 2019): 574–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2018.12.011.

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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..” J Am Soc Nephrol, 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..” Am J Prev Med 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 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..” Surg Obes Relat Dis 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 391, no. 10137 (June 9, 2018): 2346–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30951-6.

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