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

Plaisted, CS, Lin, PH, Ard, JD, McClure, ML, and Svetkey, LP. "The effects of dietary patterns on quality of life: a substudy of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension trial." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 99, no. 8 Suppl (August 1999): S84-S89.

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10450299
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Vogt, TM, Appel, LJ, Obarzanek, E, Moore, TJ, Vollmer, WM, Svetkey, LP, Sacks, FM, Bray, GA, Cutler, JA, Windhauser, MM, Lin, PH, and Karanja, NM. "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension: rationale, design, and methods. DASH Collaborative Research Group." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 99, no. 8 Suppl (August 1999): S12-S18. (Review)

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10450289
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Svetkey, LP, Sacks, FM, Obarzanek, E, Vollmer, WM, Appel, LJ, Lin, PH, Karanja, NM, Harsha, DW, Bray, GA, Aickin, M, Proschan, MA, Windhauser, MM, Swain, JF, McCarron, PB, Rhodes, DG, and Laws, RL. "The DASH Diet, Sodium Intake and Blood Pressure Trial (DASH-sodium): rationale and design. DASH-Sodium Collaborative Research Group." J Am Diet Assoc 99, no. 8 Suppl (August 1999): S96-104.

PMID
10450301
Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, LP, Sacks, FM, Obarzanek, E, Vollmer, WM, Appel, LJ, Lin, PH, Karanja, NM, Harsha, DW, Bray, GA, Aickin, M, Proschan, MA, Windhauser, MM, Swain, JF, McCarron, PB, Rhodes, DG, and Laws, RL. "The DASH Diet, Sodium Intake and Blood Pressure Trial (DASH-sodium): rationale and design. DASH-Sodium Collaborative Research Group." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 99, no. 8 Suppl (August 1999): S96-104.

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Sacks, FM, Appel, LJ, Moore, TJ, Obarzanek, E, Vollmer, WM, Svetkey, LP, Bray, GA, Vogt, TM, Cutler, JA, Windhauser, MM, Lin, PH, and Karanja, N. "A dietary approach to prevent hypertension: A review of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) study." Clinical Cardiology 22, no. 7 SUPPL. (July 14, 1999).

Scholars@Duke

Sacks, FM, Appel, LJ, Moore, TJ, Obarzanek, E, Vollmer, WM, Svetkey, LP, Bray, GA, Vogt, TM, Cutler, JA, Windhauser, MM, Lin, PH, and Karanja, N. "A dietary approach to prevent hypertension: a review of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Study." Clinical Cardiology 22, no. 7 Suppl (July 1999): III6-II10.

PMID
10410299
Scholars@Duke

Sacks, FM, Moore, TJ, Appel, LJ, Obarzanek, E, Cutler, JA, Vollmer, WM, Vogt, TM, Karanja, N, Svetkey, LP, Lin, P-H, Bray, GA, and Windhauser, MM. "A dietary approach to prevent hypertension: A review of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) study." Clinical Cardiology 22, no. S3 (July 1999): 6-10.

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Sacks, FM, Moore, TJ, Appel, LJ, Obarzanek, E, Cutler, JA, Vollmer, WM, Vogt, TM, Karanja, N, Svetkey, LP, Lin, P-H, Bray, GA, and Windhauser, MM. "A dietary approach to prevent hypertension: A review of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) study." Clinical Cardiology 22, no. S3 (July 1999): 6-10.

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Svetkey, LP. "Effects of Dietary Patterns on Blood Pressure." Archives of Internal Medicine 159, no. 3 (February 8, 1999): 285-285.

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Svetkey, LP, Simons-Morton, D, Vollmer, WM, Appel, LJ, Conlin, PR, Ryan, DH, Ard, J, and Kennedy, BM. "Effects of dietary patterns on blood pressure: subgroup analysis of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) randomized clinical trial." Archives of Internal Medicine 159, no. 3 (February 1999): 285-293.

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9989541
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