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

Wang, H, Pun, PH, Kwee, L, Craig, D, Haynes, C, Chryst-Ladd, M, Svetkey, LP, Patel, UD, Hauser, ER, Pollak, MR, Kraus, WE, and Shah, SH. "Apolipoprotein L1 Genetic Variants Are Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease but Not with Cardiovascular Disease in a Population Referred for Cardiac Catheterization." Cardiorenal medicine 7, no. 2 (February 2017): 96-103.

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28611783
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Samuel-Hodge, CD, Holder-Cooper, JC, Gizlice, Z, Davis, G, Steele, SP, Keyserling, TC, Kumanyika, SK, Brantley, PJ, and Svetkey, LP. "Family PArtners in Lifestyle Support (PALS): Family-based weight loss for African American adults with type 2 diabetes." Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 25, no. 1 (January 2017): 45-55.

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27911049
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Tyson, CC, Lin, P-H, Corsino, L, Batch, BC, Allen, J, Sapp, S, Barnhart, H, Nwankwo, C, Burroughs, J, and Svetkey, LP. "Short-term effects of the DASH diet in adults with moderate chronic kidney disease: a pilot feeding study." Clinical Kidney Journal 9, no. 4 (August 2016): 592-598.

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27478603
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Foley, P, Steinberg, D, Levine, E, Askew, S, Batch, BC, Puleo, EM, Svetkey, LP, Bosworth, HB, DeVries, A, Miranda, H, and Bennett, GG. "Track: A randomized controlled trial of a digital health obesity treatment intervention for medically vulnerable primary care patients." Contemporary clinical trials 48 (May 2016): 12-20.

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26995281
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Coughlin, JW, Brantley, PJ, Champagne, CM, Vollmer, WM, Stevens, VJ, Funk, K, Dalcin, AT, Jerome, GJ, Myers, VH, Tyson, C, Batch, BC, Charleston, J, Loria, CM, Bauck, A, Hollis, JF, Svetkey, LP, Appel, LJ, and Weight Loss Maintenance Collaborative Research Group, . "The impact of continued intervention on weight: Five-year results from the weight loss maintenance trial." Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 24, no. 5 (May 2016): 1046-1053.

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26991814
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Svetkey, LP, Batch, BC, Lin, P-H, Intille, SS, Corsino, L, Tyson, CC, Bosworth, HB, Grambow, SC, Voils, C, Loria, C, Gallis, JA, Schwager, J, and Bennett, GG. "Erratum: Cell phone intervention for you (CITY): A randomized, controlled trial of behavioral weight loss intervention for young adults using mobile technology." Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 24, no. 2 (February 2016): 536-.

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26813533
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Chatterjee, R, Zelnick, L, Mukamal, KJ, Nettleton, JA, Kestenbaum, BR, Siscovick, DS, Ix, JH, Tracy, R, Hoofnagle, AN, Svetkey, LP, Edelman, D, and de Boer, IH. "Potassium Measures and Their Associations with Glucose and Diabetes Risk: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)." PloS one 11, no. 6 (January 2016): e0157252-.

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27280455
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Lin, P-H, Intille, S, Bennett, G, Bosworth, HB, Corsino, L, Voils, C, Grambow, S, Lazenka, T, Batch, BC, Tyson, C, and Svetkey, LP. "Adaptive intervention design in mobile health: Intervention design and development in the Cell Phone Intervention for You trial." Clinical trials (London, England) 12, no. 6 (December 2015): 634-645.

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26229119
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Vemulapalli, S, Deng, L, Patel, M, Kilgore, ML, Curtis, LH, Irvin, R, Svetkey, LP, Shimbo, D, Calhoun, DA, and Muntner, P. "Uncontrolled Apparent Treatment Resistant Hypertension is Associated With Increased Hospitalization and Increased Total Hospital Reimbursements." November 10, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, LP, Batch, BC, Lin, P-H, Intille, SS, Corsino, L, Tyson, CC, Bosworth, HB, Grambow, SC, Voils, C, Loria, C, Gallis, JA, Schwager, J, and Bennett, GG. "Cell phone intervention for you (CITY): A randomized, controlled trial of behavioral weight loss intervention for young adults using mobile technology." Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 23, no. 11 (November 2015): 2133-2141.

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26530929
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