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

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

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21531330
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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 1, 2011): S134-S134.

Scholars@Duke

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." Science Translational Medicine 3, no. 80 (April 2011): 80re2-null.

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21525399
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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." American Journal of Hypertension 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)." Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 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." Annals of Behavioral Medicine : a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine 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." The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 65, no. 10 (October 2010): 1123-1129.

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20530243
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Sun, B, Williams, JS, Svetkey, LP, Kolatkar, NS, and Conlin, PR. "β2-Adrenergic receptor genotype affects the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system response to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 92, no. 2 (August 1, 2010): 444-449.

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Sun, B, Williams, JS, Svetkey, LP, Kolatkar, NS, and Conlin, PR. "Beta2-adrenergic receptor genotype affects the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system response to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 92, no. 2 (August 2010): 444-449.

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20519561
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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 Medicine 11, no. 7 (August 2010): 419-426.

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20059571
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