Paul Michael Lantos, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Research Professor of Global Health
Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Campus mail 2424 Erwin Rd, Hock Plaza, Suite 405, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 668-2909
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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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fricken, M. E. von, B. O. Baigalmaa, G. Dalantai, L. Valenzuela, N. Tsogbadrakh, J. E. Painter, and P. M. Lantos. “A fatal case of imported malaria in a non-endemic developing country - Mongolia, 2016.” Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 7, no. 12 (January 1, 2017): 815–16.

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Fricken, Michael E. von, Leslie Valenzuela, Bekh-Ochir Baigalmaa, Ganbold Dalantai, Nymadorj Tsogbadrakh, and Paul M. Lantos. “A FATAL CASE OF IMPORTED MALARIA IN MONGOLIA.” In American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97:531–32. AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, 2017.


Lantos, Paul M., Jean Tsao, Lise E. Nigrovic, Paul G. Auwaerter, Vance G. Fowler, Felicia Ruffin, Erik Foster, and Graham Hickling. “Geographic Expansion of Lyme Disease in Michigan, 2000-2014.” Open Forum Infect Dis 4, no. 1 (2017): ofw269.

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Lantos, Paul M., Kate Hoffman, Michael Höhle, Benjamin Anderson, and Gregory C. Gray. “Are People Living Near Modern Swine Production Facilities at Increased Risk of Influenza Virus Infection?” Clin Infect Dis 63, no. 12 (December 15, 2016): 1558–63.

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