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

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." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 99, no. 8 SUPPL. (January 1, 1999).

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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. (January 1, 1999).

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Moore, TJ, Vollmer, WM, Appel, LJ, Sacks, FM, Svetkey, LP, Vogt, TM, Conlin, PR, Simons-Morton, DG, Carter-Edwards, L, and Harsha, DW. "Effect of dietary patterns on ambulatory blood pressure: Results from the dietary approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Trial." Hypertension 34, no. 3 (January 1, 1999): 472-477.

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Vollmer, WM, Svetkey, LP, Appel, LJ, Obarzanek, E, Reams, P, Kennedy, B, Aicher, K, Charleston, J, Conlin, PR, Evans, M, Harsha, D, and Hertert, S. "Recruitment and retention of minority participants in the DASH controlled feeding trial." Ethnicity and Disease 8, no. 2 (December 1, 1998): 198-208.

Scholars@Duke

Moore, TJ, Appel, LJ, Bray, GA, Svetkey, LP, Vollmer, WM, and McCarron, DA. "More salt, please [5] (multiple letters)." Science 282, no. 5391 (November 6, 1998): 1049-1051. (Letter)

Scholars@Duke

Moore, TJ, Appel, LJ, Bray, GA, Svetkey, LP, and Vollmer, WM. "More salt, please." Science 282, no. 5391 (November 6, 1998): 1049-1050. (Letter)

Scholars@Duke

Moore, TJ, Appel, LJ, Bray, GA, Svetkey, LP, and Vollmer, WM. "More salt, please." Science 282, no. 5391 (November 6, 1998): 1049-1050. (Letter)

Scholars@Duke

Moore, TJ, Appel, LJ, Bray, GA, Svetkey, LP, and Vollmer, WM. "More salt, please. The DASH Steering Committee." Science (New York, N.Y.) 282, no. 5391 (November 1998): 1049-1051. (Letter)

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9841451
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Chow, DC, Miller, ER, Svetkey, LP, Moore, TJ, Harsha, DW, and Appel, LJ. "The effect of dietary patterns on blood pressure and control of hypertension." Circulation 98, no. 17 (October 27, 1998): 447-447.

Scholars@Duke

Weiss, MF, Rodby, RA, Justice, AC, and Hricik, DE. "Free pentosidine and neopterin as markers of progression rate in diabetic nephropathy. Collaborative Study Group." Kidney International 54, no. 1 (July 1998): 193-202.

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9648079
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