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

Reid, Hadley W., Olivia M. Lin, Rebecca L. Fabbro, Kimberly S. Johnson, Laura P. Svetkey, Maren K. Olsen, Roland A. Matsouaka, Sangyun Tyler Chung, and Bryan C. Batch. “Racial differences in patient perception of interactions with providers are associated with health outcomes in type II diabetes.” Patient Educ Couns 104, no. 8 (August 2021): 1993–2003. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.01.031.

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33579569
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Tyson, Crystal C., Alison Luciano, Jennifer L. Modliszewski, David L. Corcoran, James R. Bain, Michael Muehlbauer, Olga Ilkayeva, et al. “Effect of Bicarbonate on Net Acid Excretion, Blood Pressure, and Metabolism in Patients With and Without CKD: The Acid Base Compensation in CKD Study.” Am J Kidney Dis 78, no. 1 (July 2021): 38–47. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.10.015.

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33810868
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Johnson, Kimberly S., Rasheed Gbadegesin, Amanda E. McMillan, Stephanie Molner, L Ebony Boulware, and Laura P. Svetkey. “Diversifying the Research Workforce as a Programmatic Priority for a Career Development Award Program at Duke University.” Acad Med 96, no. 6 (June 1, 2021): 836–41. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000004002.

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34031305
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Sata, Suchita Shah, Brittany Vekstein, Laura Svetkey, Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, and Kathleen A. Cooney. “"Sheroes": Celebrating Women in Medicine Month During the Time of COVID-19.” Acad Med 96, no. 5 (May 1, 2021): e17–18. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000003967.

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33538481
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Torain, Maya J., Gary G. Bennett, Roland A. Matsouaka, Maren K. Olsen, Hongqiu Yang, Jamiyla H. Bolton, Kimberly S. Johnson, and Laura P. Svetkey. “The Patient's Point of View: Characterizing Patient-Level Factors Associated with Perceptions of Health Care.” Health Equity 5, no. 1 (2021): 457–65. https://doi.org/10.1089/heq.2021.0062.

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34235371
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Lin, Olivia M., Hadley W. Reid, Rebecca L. Fabbro, Kimberly S. Johnson, Bryan C. Batch, Maren K. Olsen, Roland A. Matsouaka, Linda L. Sanders, Sangyun Tyler Chung, and Laura P. Svetkey. “Association of Provider Perspectives on Race and Racial Health Care Disparities with Patient Perceptions of Care and Health Outcomes.” Health Equity 5, no. 1 (2021): 466–75. https://doi.org/10.1089/heq.2021.0018.

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34316530
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Bihlmeyer, Nathan A., Lydia Coulter Kwee, Clary B. Clish, Amy Anderson Deik, Robert E. Gerszten, Neha J. Pagidipati, Blandine Laferrère, et al. “Metabolomic profiling identifies complex lipid species and amino acid analogues associated with response to weight loss interventions.” Plos One 16, no. 5 (2021): e0240764. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240764.

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34043632
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Steinberg, Dori M., Melissa C. Kay, Laura P. Svetkey, Sandy Askew, Jacob Christy, Jasmine Burroughs, Hira Ahmed, and Gary G. Bennett. “Feasibility of a Digital Health Intervention to Improve Diet Quality Among Women With High Blood Pressure: Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial.” Jmir Mhealth Uhealth 8, no. 12 (December 7, 2020): e17536. https://doi.org/10.2196/17536.

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Hofacker, Samuel A., Matthew E. Dupre, Kimberly Vellano, Bryan McNally, Monique Anderson Starks, Myles Wolf, Laura P. Svetkey, and Patrick H. Pun. “Association between patient race and staff resuscitation efforts after cardiac arrest in outpatient dialysis clinics: A study from the CARES surveillance group.” Resuscitation 156 (November 2020): 42–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.07.036.

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32860854
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Chatterjee, Ranee, Clemontina A. Davenport, Lydia Kwee, David D’Alessio, Laura P. Svetkey, Pao-Hwa Lin, Cris A. Slentz, et al. “Preliminary evidence of effects of potassium chloride on a metabolomic path to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.” Metabolomics 16, no. 7 (June 18, 2020): 75. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11306-020-01696-w.

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32556595
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