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

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 Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 22, no. 2 (2013): 482-491.

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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, Batch, BC, and Svetkey, LP. "Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Hypertension." (2013): 569-595.

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Stolzenberg-Solomon, RZ, Falk, RT, Stanczyk, F, Hoover, RN, Appel, LJ, Ard, JD, Batch, BC, Coughlin, J, Han, X, Lien, LF, Pinkston, CM, Svetkey, LP, and Katki, HA. "Sex hormone changes during weight loss and maintenance in overweight and obese postmenopausal African-American and non-African-American women." Breast Cancer Research : Bcr 14, no. 5 (October 31, 2012): R141-null.

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23113944
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Tyson, CC, Nwankwo, C, Lin, P-H, and Svetkey, LP. "The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating pattern in special populations." Current Hypertension Reports 14, no. 5 (October 2012): 388-396. (Review)

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22846984
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Svetkey, LP, Ard, JD, Stevens, VJ, Loria, CM, Young, DY, Hollis, JF, Appel, LJ, Brantley, PJ, Kennedy, BM, Kumanyika, SK, Batch, BC, Corsino, L, Lien, LF, Vollmer, WM, and Weight Loss Maintenance Collaborative Research Group, . "Predictors of long-term weight loss in adults with modest initial weight loss, by sex and race." Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 20, no. 9 (September 2012): 1820-1828.

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21527896
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Hall, RK, Wang, V, Jackson, GL, Hammill, BG, Maciejewski, ML, Yano, EM, Svetkey, LP, and Patel, UD. "Implementation of automated reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate among Veterans Affairs laboratories: a retrospective study." Bmc Medical Informatics and Decision Making 12 (July 12, 2012): 69-null.

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22788730
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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, Md.) (July 2012).

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22751084
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Stolzenberg-Solomon, RZ, Falk, RT, Stanczyk, FS, Hoover, RN, Appel, LJ, Ard, JD, Batch, BC, Coughlin, J, Han, X, Lien, LF, Pinkston, C, Svetkey, LP, and Katki, HA. "RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN SEX HORMONES WITH WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE IN OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN." 45th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Epidemiologic-Research (SER). Minneapolis, MN. June 27, 2012 - June 30, 2012.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, June 15, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Shah, SH, Crosslin, DR, Haynes, CS, Nelson, S, Turer, CB, Stevens, RD, Muehlbauer, MJ, Wenner, BR, Bain, JR, Laferrère, B, Gorroochurn, P, Teixeira, J, Brantley, PJ, Stevens, VJ, Hollis, JF, Appel, LJ, Lien, LF, Batch, B, Newgard, CB, and Svetkey, LP. "Branched-chain amino acid levels are associated with improvement in insulin resistance with weight loss." Diabetologia 55, no. 2 (February 2012): 321-330.

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22065088
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