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, 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) (July 2, 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." 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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Lin, PH, Allen, JD, Li, YJ, Yu, M, Lien, LF, and Svetkey, LP. "Blood Pressure-Lowering Mechanisms of the DASH Dietary Pattern." Journal of nutrition and metabolism 2012 (2012): 472396-. (Academic Article)

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22496969
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Corsino, L, Rocha-Goldberg, MP, Batch, BC, Ortiz-Melo, DI, Bosworth, HB, and Svetkey, LP. "The Latino Health Project: pilot testing a culturally adapted behavioral weight loss intervention in obese and overweight Latino adults." Ethn Dis 22, no. 1 (2012): 51-57.

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22774309
Scholars@Duke

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

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