Paul Michael Lantos, MD

Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Medical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics
Campus mail DUMC 100800, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-8263
Email address

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 of influenza, cytomegalovirus, Lyme disease, dengue, tick-borne rickettsial diseases, and socioeconomic health disparities. I am also interested in GIS education and have conducted workshops on public health GIS in Mongolia and China.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ppl living near swine production facilities more likely to get the flu? <a href="">@PaulLantos</a> in Clinical Infectious Diseases! <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Duke GIM (@Duke_GIM) <a href="">December 29, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

Education and Training

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


Lantos, PM, Hoffman, K, Höhle, M, Anderson, B, and Gray, GC. "Are People Living Near Modern Swine Production Facilities at Increased Risk of Influenza Virus Infection?." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 63, no. 12 (December 2016): 1558-1563.