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

Vemulapalli, S, Deng, L, Patel, M, Kilgore, M, Curtis, L, Irvin, M, Svetkey, LP, Shimbo, D, Calhoun, D, and Muntner, P. "NATIONAL PATTERNS IN INTENSITY OF OUTPATIENT CARE FOR APPARENT TREATMENT RESISTANT HYPERTENSION." March 2015.

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Chatterjee, R, Biggs, ML, de Boer, IH, Brancati, FL, Svetkey, LP, Barzilay, J, Djoussé, L, Ix, JH, Kizer, JR, Siscovick, DS, Mozaffarian, D, Edelman, D, and Mukamal, KJ. "Potassium and glucose measures in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 70, no. 2 (February 2015): 255-261.

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24895271
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Kandzari, DE, Bhatt, DL, Brar, S, Devireddy, CM, Esler, M, Fahy, M, Flack, JM, Katzen, BT, Lea, J, Lee, DP, Leon, MB, Ma, A, Massaro, J, Mauri, L, Oparil, S, O'Neill, WW, Patel, MR, Rocha-Singh, K, Sobotka, PA, Svetkey, L, Townsend, RR, and Bakris, GL. "Predictors of blood pressure response in the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial." European heart journal 36, no. 4 (January 2015): 219-227.

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25400162
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Brantley, PJ, Stewart, DW, Myers, VH, Matthews-Ewald, MR, Ard, JD, Coughlin, JW, Jerome, GJ, Samuel-Hodge, C, Lien, LF, Gullion, CM, Hollis, JF, Svetkey, LP, and Stevens, VJ. "Psychosocial predictors of weight regain in the weight loss maintenance trial." Journal of behavioral medicine 37, no. 6 (December 2014): 1155-1168.

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Batch, BC, Tyson, C, Bagwell, J, Corsino, L, Intille, S, Lin, PH, Lazenka, T, Bennett, G, Bosworth, HB, Voils, C, Grambow, S, Sutton, A, Bordogna, R, Pangborn, M, Schwager, J, Pilewski, K, Caccia, C, Burroughs, J, and Svetkey, LP. "Corrigendum to "Weight loss intervention for young adults using mobile technology: Design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial - Cell phone Intervention for You (CITY)" [Contemp Clin Trials 37/2 (2014) 333-341]." Contemporary clinical trials 39, no. 2 (November 2014): 351-.

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Vemulapalli, S, Tyson, CC, and Svetkey, LP. "Apparent treatment-resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease: another cardiovascular-renal syndrome?." Advances in chronic kidney disease 21, no. 6 (November 2014): 489-499. (Review)

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25443574
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Lytle, LA, Svetkey, LP, Patrick, K, Belle, SH, Fernandez, ID, Jakicic, JM, Johnson, KC, Olson, CM, Tate, DF, Wing, R, and Loria, CM. "The EARLY trials: a consortium of studies targeting weight control in young adults." Translational behavioral medicine 4, no. 3 (September 2014): 304-313.

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25264469
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Eckel, RH, Jakicic, JM, Ard, JD, de Jesus, JM, Houston Miller, N, Hubbard, VS, Lee, I-M, Lichtenstein, AH, Loria, CM, Millen, BE, Nonas, CA, Sacks, FM, Smith, SC, Svetkey, LP, Wadden, TA, Yanovski, SZ, and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, . "2013 AHA/ACC guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines." J Am Coll Cardiol 63, no. 25 Pt B (July 1, 2014): 2960-2984.

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Eckel, RH, Jakicic, JM, Ard, JD, De Jesus, JM, Houston Miller, N, Hubbard, VS, Lee, IM, Lichtenstein, AH, Loria, CM, Millen, BE, Nonas, CA, Sacks, FM, Smith, SC, Svetkey, LP, Wadden, TA, and Yanovski, SZ. "2013 AHA/ACC guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk: A report of the American college of cardiology/American heart association task force on practice guidelines." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 63, no. 25 PART B (July 1, 2014): 2960-2984. (Review)

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Eckel, RH, Jakicic, JM, Ard, JD, De Jesus, JM, Houston Miller, N, Hubbard, VS, Lee, IM, Lichtenstein, AH, Loria, CM, Millen, BE, Nonas, CA, Sacks, FM, Smith, SC, Svetkey, LP, Wadden, TA, and Yanovski, SZ. "2013 AHA/ACC guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk: A report of the American College of cardiology/American Heart Association task force on practice guidelines." Circulation 129, no. 25 SUPPL. 1 (June 24, 2014). (Review)

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