Paul Michael Lantos, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Research Professor of Global Health
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Campus mail 2424 Erwin Rd, Hock Plaza, Suite 405, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 668-2909
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, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), cytomegalovirus, influenza, and Lyme disease. Additionally I am interested in maternal-child health, and I have a number of ongoing 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

Mutucumarana, Charmaine P., Champica K. Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Thamali Anuradha, Aruna Dharshan De Silva, et al. “Geospatial analysis of dengue emergence in rural areas in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.” In Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 114:408–14, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trz123.

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31885050
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Cobert, Julien, Paul M. Lantos, Mark M. Janko, David G. A. Williams, Karthik Raghunathan, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Eric A. JohnBull, Atilio Barbeito, and Padma Gulur. “Geospatial Variations and Neighborhood Deprivation in Drug-Related Admissions and Overdoses.” J Urban Health, May 4, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-020-00436-8.

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32367203
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Meservey, Amber, Alexander Sullivan, Christine Wu, and Paul M. Lantos. “Staphylococcus sciuri peritonitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis.” Zoonoses Public Health 67, no. 1 (February 2020): 93–95. https://doi.org/10.1111/zph.12664.

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31769606
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Wang, Angela, Andrew M. Fine, Erin Buchanan, Mark Janko, Lise E. Nigrovic, and Paul M. Lantos. “A Bayesian Spatiotemporal Analysis of Pediatric Group A Streptococcal Infections.” Open Forum Infect Dis 6, no. 12 (December 2019): ofz524. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofz524.

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31867406
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Kobayashi, Takaaki, Yvonne Higgins, Roger Samuels, Aurasch Moaven, Abanti Sanyal, Gayane Yenokyan, Paul M. Lantos, Michael T. Melia, and Paul G. Auwaerter. “Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease With Unnecessary Antimicrobial Treatment Characterizes Patients Referred to an Academic Infectious Diseases Clinic.” Open Forum Infect Dis 6, no. 7 (July 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofz299.

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31363774
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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, 194599818803305. 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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