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

Batch, BC, Shah, SH, Newgard, CB, Turer, CB, Haynes, C, Bain, JR, Muehlbauer, M, Patel, MJ, Stevens, RD, Appel, LJ, Newby, LK, and Svetkey, LP. "Branched chain amino acids are novel biomarkers for discrimination of metabolic wellness." Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental 62, no. 7 (July 2013): 961-969.

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23375209
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Corsino, L, Lin, P-H, Batch, BC, Intille, S, Grambow, SC, Bosworth, HB, Bennett, GG, Tyson, C, Svetkey, LP, and Voils, CI. "Recruiting young adults into a weight loss trial: report of protocol development and recruitment results." Contemp Clin Trials 35, no. 2 (July 2013): 1-7.

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23591327
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Chatterjee, R, Thomas, L, Svetkey, L, Brancati, FL, Califf, RM, and Edelman, D. "Effects of changes in potassium with valsartan use on diabetes risk: Nateglinide and Valsartan in Impaired Glucose Tolerance Outcomes Research (NAVIGATOR) trial." American Journal of Hypertension 26, no. 6 (June 2013): 723-726.

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23417031
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Haga, SB, Barry, WT, Mills, R, Ginsburg, GS, Svetkey, L, Sullivan, J, and Willard, HF. "Public knowledge of and attitudes toward genetics and genetic testing." Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 17, no. 4 (April 2013): 327-335.

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23406207
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Batch, BC, Ard, JD, Vollmer, WM, Funk, K, Appel, LJ, Stevens, VJ, Samuel-Hodge, C, Loria, CM, Hollis, JF, and Svetkey, LP. "Impact of participant and interventionist race concordance on weight loss outcomes." Obesity (Silver Spring) 21, no. 4 (April 2013): 712-717.

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23712973
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Samuel-Hodge, CD, Cene, CW, Corsino, L, Thomas, C, and Svetkey, LP. "Family diabetes matters: a view from the other side." J Gen Intern Med 28, no. 3 (March 2013): 428-435.

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23054922
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Lin, PH, Yeh, WT, Svetkey, LP, Chuang, SY, Chang, YC, Wang, C, and Pan, WH. "Dietary intakes consistent with the DASH dietary pattern reduce blood pressure increase with age and risk for stroke in a Chinese population." Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 22, no. 2 (2013): 482-491.

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23945400
Scholars@Duke

Wingo, BC, Desmond, RA, Brantley, P, Appel, L, Svetkey, L, Stevens, VJ, and Ard, JD. "Self-efficacy as a predictor of weight change and behavior change in the PREMIER trial." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 45, no. 4 (2013): 314-321.

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Lin, P-H, Yeh, W-T, Svetkey, LP, Chuang, S-Y, Chang, Y-C, Wang, C, and Pan, W-H. "Dietary intakes consistent with the DASH dietary pattern reduce blood pressure increase with age and risk for stroke in a Chinese population." Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 22, no. 3 (2013): 482-491.

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24066367
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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 (Accepted)." Nutrition and Dietetics (2013).

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26877708
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