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

Lantos, Paul M., Jeffrey Rumbaugh, Linda K. Bockenstedt, Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, Maria E. Aguero-Rosenfeld, Paul G. Auwaerter, Kelly Baldwin, et al. “Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Neurology, and American College of Rheumatology: 2020 Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lyme Disease.” Neurology 96, no. 6 (February 9, 2021): 262–73. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000011151.

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33257476
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Krause, Peter J., Paul G. Auwaerter, Raveendhara R. Bannuru, John A. Branda, Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, Paul M. Lantos, Valéry Lavergne, et al. “Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): 2020 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Babesiosis.” Clin Infect Dis 72, no. 2 (January 27, 2021): 185–89. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab050.

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33501959
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Lantos, Paul M., Jeffrey Rumbaugh, Linda K. Bockenstedt, Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, Maria E. Aguero-Rosenfeld, Paul G. Auwaerter, Kelly Baldwin, et al. “Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR): 2020 Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease.” Clin Infect Dis 72, no. 1 (January 23, 2021): e1–48. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1215.

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33417672
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Turner, Nicholas A., William Pan, Viviana S. Martinez-Bianchi, Gabriela M Maradiaga Panayotti, Arrianna M. Planey, Christopher W. Woods, and Paul M. Lantos. “Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities in Novel Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) Test Positivity in North Carolina.” Open Forum Infect Dis 8, no. 1 (January 2021): ofaa413. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa413.

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33575416
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Lantos, Paul M., Jeffrey Rumbaugh, Linda K. Bockenstedt, Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, Maria E. Aguero-Rosenfeld, Paul G. Auwaerter, Kelly Baldwin, et al. “Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR): 2020 Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lyme Disease.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 73, no. 1 (January 2021): 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24495.

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33251700
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Lantos, Paul M., Jeffrey Rumbaugh, Linda K. Bockenstedt, Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, Maria E. Aguero-Rosenfeld, Paul G. Auwaerter, Kelly Baldwin, et al. “Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR): 2020 Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lyme Disease.” Arthritis Rheumatol 73, no. 1 (January 2021): 12–20. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.41562.

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33251716
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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 97, no. 6 (December 2020): 814–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-020-00436-8.

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32367203
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Krause, Peter J., Paul G. Auwaerter, Raveendhara R. Bannuru, John A. Branda, Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, Paul M. Lantos, Valéry Lavergne, et al. “Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): 2020 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Babesiosis.” Clin Infect Dis, November 30, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1216.

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33252652
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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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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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