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

Colón-Emeric, CS, Bowlby, L, and Svetkey, L. "Establishing faculty needs and priorities for peer-mentoring groups using a nominal group technique." Med Teach 34, no. 8 (2012): 631-634.

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22780300
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Tenenbaum, JD, Christian, V, Cornish, MA, Dolor, RJ, Dunham, AA, Ginsburg, GS, Kraus, VB, McHutchison, JG, Nahm, ML, Newby, LK, Svetkey, LP, Udayakumar, K, and Califf, RM. "The MURDOCK Study: a long-term initiative for disease reclassification through advanced biomarker discovery and integration with electronic health records." Am J Transl Res 4, no. 3 (2012): 291-301.

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22937207
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Shah, SH, Svetkey, LP, and Newgard, CB. "Branching out for detection of type 2 diabetes." Cell Metab 13, no. 5 (May 4, 2011): 491-492.

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21531330
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Laferrère, B, Reilly, D, Arias, S, Swerdlow, N, Gorroochurn, P, Bawa, B, Bose, M, Teixeira, J, Stevens, RD, Wenner, BR, Bain, JR, Muehlbauer, MJ, Haqq, A, Lien, L, Shah, SH, Svetkey, LP, and Newgard, CB. "Differential metabolic impact of gastric bypass surgery versus dietary intervention in obese diabetic subjects despite identical weight loss." Sci Transl Med 3, no. 80 (April 27, 2011): 80re2-.

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21525399
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Corsino, L, Lin, P-H, Batch, BC, Intille, S, Grambow, S, Bosworth, H, Voils, C, Bennett, G, Lester, J, Han, Y, and Svetkey, LP. "CELL PHONE INTERVENTION FOR YOU (CITY): RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS FOR WEIGHT LOSS IN YOUNG ADULTS." ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE 41 (April 2011): S134-S134.

Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, LP, Harris, EL, Martin, E, Vollmer, WM, Meltesen, GT, Ricchiuti, V, Williams, G, Appel, LJ, Bray, GA, Moore, TJ, Winn, MP, and Conlin, PR. "Modulation of the BP response to diet by genes in the renin-angiotensin system and the adrenergic nervous system." Am J Hypertens 24, no. 2 (February 2011): 209-217.

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21088669
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Corsino, L, Yancy, WS, Samsa, GP, Dolor, RJ, Pollak, KI, Lin, P-H, and Svetkey, LP. "Physician characteristics as predictors of blood pressure control in patients enrolled in the hypertension improvement project (HIP)." J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 13, no. 2 (February 2011): 106-111.

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21272198
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Samuel-Hodge, CD, Gizlice, Z, Cai, J, Brantley, PJ, Ard, JD, and Svetkey, LP. "Family functioning and weight loss in a sample of african americans and whites." Ann Behav Med 40, no. 3 (December 2010): 294-301.

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20721650
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Fillenbaum, GG, Kuchibhatla, MN, Whitson, HE, Batch, BC, Svetkey, LP, Pieper, CF, Kraus, WE, Cohen, HJ, and Blazer, DG. "Accuracy of self-reported height and weight in a community-based sample of older African Americans and whites." J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65, no. 10 (October 2010): 1123-1129.

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20530243
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Szczech, LA, Menezes, P, Byrd Quinlivan, E, van der Horst, C, Bartlett, JA, and Svetkey, LP. "Microalbuminuria predicts overt proteinuria among patients with HIV infection." HIV Med 11, no. 7 (August 2010): 419-426.

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20059571
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