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, January 29, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.01.031.

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33579569
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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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Böhm, Michael, Kazuomi Kario, David E. Kandzari, Felix Mahfoud, Michael A. Weber, Roland E. Schmieder, Konstantinos Tsioufis, et al. “Efficacy of catheter-based renal denervation in the absence of antihypertensive medications (SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED Pivotal): a multicentre, randomised, sham-controlled trial.” Lancet 395, no. 10234 (May 2, 2020): 1444–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30554-7.

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Pourafshar, Shirin, Mira Nicchitta, Crystal C. Tyson, Laura P. Svetkey, David Corcoran, James Bain, Michael Muehlbauer, et al. “Abstract MP43: Urine And Plasma Metabolome of Healthy Adults Consuming the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet: A Pilot Study.” In Circulation, Vol. 141. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1161/circ.141.suppl_1.mp43.

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Starks, Monique Anderson, Jingjing Wu, Eric D. Peterson, Judith A. Stafford, Roland A. Matsouaka, L Ebony Boulware, Laura P. Svetkey, Paul S. Chan, Patrick H. Pun, and Patrick H. for American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators. “In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Practices and Outcomes in Maintenance Dialysis Patients.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 15, no. 2 (February 7, 2020): 219–27. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.05070419.

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31911423
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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 CKD: The Jackson Heart Study.” Am J Hypertens 32, no. 10 (September 24, 2019): 975–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpz090.

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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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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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30905430
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