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

Haga, SB, Barry, WT, Mills, R, Svetkey, L, Suchindran, S, Willard, HF, and Ginsburg, GS. "Impact of delivery models on understanding genomic risk for type 2 diabetes." Public health genomics 17, no. 2 (January 2014): 95-104.

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24577154
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Tyson, CC, Kuchibhatla, M, Patel, UD, Pun, PH, Chang, A, Nwankwo, C, Joseph, MA, and Svetkey, LP. "Impact of Kidney Function on Effects of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (Dash) Diet." Journal of hypertension : open access 3 (January 2014).

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26380159
Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, LP, Clark, JM, Funk, K, Corsino, L, Batch, BC, Hollis, JF, Appel, LJ, Brantley, PJ, Loria, CM, Champagne, CM, Vollmer, WM, and Stevens, VJ. "Greater weight loss with increasing age in the weight loss maintenance trial." Obesity (Silver Spring) 22, no. 1 (January 2014): 39-44.

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23640912
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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 (2014): 1155-1168.

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Fitzpatrick, SL, Bandeen-Roche, K, Stevens, VJ, Coughlin, JW, Rubin, RR, Brantley, PJ, Funk, KL, Svetkey, LP, Jerome, GJ, Dalcin, A, Charleston, J, and Appel, LJ. "Examining behavioral processes through which lifestyle interventions promote weight loss: Results from PREMIER." Obesity 22, no. 4 (January 1, 2014): 1002-1007.

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Haga, SB, Barry, WT, Mills, R, Svetkey, L, Suchindran, S, Willard, HF, and Ginsburg, GS. "Impact of delivery models on understanding genomic risk for type 2 diabetes." Public Health Genomics 17, no. 2 (January 1, 2014): 95-104.

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Mcvay, MA, Myers, VH, Vollmer, WM, Coughlin, JW, Champagne, CM, Dalcin, AT, Funk, KL, Hollis, JF, Jerome, GJ, Samuel-Hodge, CD, Stevens, VJ, Svetkey, LP, and Brantley, PJ. "Predictors of dietary change among those who successfully lost weight in phase I of the Weight Loss Maintenance Trial." Nutrition and Dietetics 71, no. 3 (January 1, 2014): 144-151.

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Batch, BC, Hyland, K, and Svetkey, LP. "Branch chain amino acids: biomarkers of health and disease." Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 17, no. 1 (January 2014): 86-89. (Review)

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24310057
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Myers, VH, McVay, MA, Champagne, CM, Hollis, JF, Coughlin, JW, Funk, KL, Gullion, CM, Jerome, GJ, Loria, CM, Samuel-Hodge, CD, Stevens, VJ, Svetkey, LP, and Brantley, PJ. "Weight loss history as a predictor of weight loss: Results from Phase i of the weight loss maintenance trial." Journal of Behavioral Medicine 36, no. 6 (December 1, 2013): 574-582.

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Myers, VH, McVay, MA, Champagne, CM, Hollis, JF, Coughlin, JW, Funk, KL, Gullion, CM, Jerome, GJ, Loria, CM, Samuel-Hodge, CD, Stevens, VJ, Svetkey, LP, and Brantley, PJ. "Weight loss history as a predictor of weight loss: results from Phase I of the weight loss maintenance trial." J Behav Med 36, no. 6 (December 2013): 574-582.

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22907176
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