Paul Michael Lantos, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Campus mail DUMC 100800, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-8263
Email address paul.lantos@duke.edu

I am interested in the spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases. My research utilizes geographic information systems (GIS) and geostatistical analyses to understand the spatial and spatiotemporal distribution of diseases, and their relationship with environmental and demographic factors. I currently have active studies evaluating the spatial distribution of numerous domestic and international infectious diseases, as well as studies of neighborhood health disparities in obstetrical care and birth outcomes. I am  interested in GIS education and have conducted workshops on public health GIS in Mongolia and China.

Education and Training

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2004 - 2007
  • Med-Peds Resident, Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Connecticut, 2000 - 2004
  • M.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2016
  • M.D., University of Connecticut, 2000

Publications

Wheeler, Sarahn, Anna DeNoble, Clara Wynn, Kristin Weaver, Geeta Swamy, Mark Janko, and Paul Lantos. “Beyond the Window: Patient Characteristics and Geographic Locations Associated with Late Prenatal Care in Women Eligible for 17-P Preterm Birth Prevention..” J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 6, no. 3 (June 2019): 563–69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-018-00555-8.

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30632084
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Garro, Aris, Jonathan Bennett, Fran Balamuth, Michael N. Levas, Desiree Neville, John C. Branda, Alexandra B. Maulden, Paul M. Lantos, Lise E. Nigrovic, and Lise E. Pedi Lyme Net. “Positive 2-Tiered Lyme Disease Serology is Uncommon in Asymptomatic Children Living in Endemic Areas of the United States..” Pediatr Infect Dis J 38, no. 5 (May 2019): e105–7. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002157.

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30067595
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Lantos, Paul M., Gabriela Maradiaga-Panayotti, Xavier Barber, Eileen Raynor, Debara Tucci, Kate Hoffman, Sallie R. Permar, et al. “Geographic and Racial Disparities in Infant Hearing Loss..” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, October 9, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599818803305.

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30296906
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Lantos, Paul M., Kate Hoffman, Sallie R. Permar, Pearce Jackson, Brenna L. Hughes, Amy Kind, and Geeta Swamy. “Neighborhood Disadvantage is Associated with High Cytomegalovirus Seroprevalence in Pregnancy..” J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 5, no. 4 (August 2018): 782–86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-017-0423-4.

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28840519
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Fricken, Michael E. von, Sukhbaatar Lkhagvatseren, Bazartseren Boldbaatar, Pagbajab Nymadawa, Thomas A. Weppelmann, Bekh-Ochir Baigalmaa, Benjamin D. Anderson, Megan E. Reller, Paul M. Lantos, and Gregory C. Gray. “Estimated seroprevalence of Anaplasma spp. and spotted fever group Rickettsia exposure among herders and livestock in Mongolia..” Acta Trop 177 (January 2018): 179–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.10.015.

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29054570
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Fricken, Michael E. von, Lkhagvatseren Sukhbaatar, Boldbaatar Bazartseren, Baigalmaa Bekhochir, Pagbajab Nymadawa, Benjamin D. Anderson, Paul M. Lantos, and Gregory C. Gray. “SEROPREVALENCE OF RICKETTSIA AND ANAPLASMA EXPOSURE IN HUMANS AND LIVESTOCK ACROSS A CENTRAL STRETCH OF MONGOLIA.” In American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95:62–62. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Lantos, Paul M., Kate Hoffman, Sallie R. Permar, Pearce Jackson, Brenna L. Hughes, and Geeta K. Swamy. “Geographic Disparities in Cytomegalovirus Infection During Pregnancy..” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 6, no. 3 (September 1, 2017): e55–61. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piw088.

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28201739
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Paydar-Darian, Niloufar, Amir A. Kimia, Paul M. Lantos, Andrew M. Fine, Caroline D. Gordon, Catherine R. Gordon, Assaf Landschaft, and Lise E. Nigrovic. “Diagnostic Lumbar Puncture Among Children With Facial Palsy in a Lyme Disease Endemic Area..” J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 6, no. 2 (June 1, 2017): 205–8. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piw036.

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Branda, John A., Klemen Strle, Lise E. Nigrovic, Paul M. Lantos, Timothy J. Lepore, Nitin S. Damle, Mary Jane Ferraro, and Allen C. Steere. “Evaluation of Modified 2-Tiered Serodiagnostic Testing Algorithms for Early Lyme Disease..” Clin Infect Dis 64, no. 8 (April 15, 2017): 1074–80. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix043.

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Woodworth, Michael H., Jennifer L. Saullo, Paul M. Lantos, Gary M. Cox, and Jason E. Stout. “Increasing Nocardia Incidence Associated with Bronchiectasis at a Tertiary Care Center..” Ann Am Thorac Soc 14, no. 3 (March 2017): 347–54. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201611-907OC.

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28231023
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