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

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." 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." Am J Clin Nutr 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 Med 11, no. 7 (August 2010): 419-426.

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20059571
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Funk, KL, Stevens, VJ, Appel, LJ, Bauck, A, Brantley, PJ, Champagne, CM, Coughlin, J, Dalcin, AT, Harvey-Berino, J, Hollis, JF, Jerome, GJ, Kennedy, BM, Lien, LF, Myers, VH, Samuel-Hodge, C, Svetkey, LP, and Vollmer, WM. "Associations of internet website use with weight change in a long-term weight loss maintenance program. (Published online)" J Med Internet Res 12, no. 3 (July 27, 2010): e29-.

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20663751
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Rocha-Goldberg, MDP, Corsino, L, Batch, B, Voils, CI, Thorpe, CT, Bosworth, HB, and Svetkey, LP. "Hypertension Improvement Project (HIP) Latino: results of a pilot study of lifestyle intervention for lowering blood pressure in Latino adults." Ethn Health 15, no. 3 (June 2010): 269-282.

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20379894
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Reed, SD, Li, Y, Oddone, EZ, Neary, AM, Orr, MM, Grubber, JM, Graham, FL, Olsen, MK, Svetkey, LP, Dolor, RJ, Powers, BJ, Adams, MB, and Bosworth, HB. "Economic evaluation of home blood pressure monitoring with or without telephonic behavioral self-management in patients with hypertension." American Journal of Hypertension 23, no. 2 (February 2010): 142-148.

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19927132
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