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
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, P. M., W. A. Charini, G. Medoff, M. H. Moro, D. M. Mushatt, J. Parsonnet, J. W. Sanders, and C. J. Baker. “Response of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Lyme disease review panel to Johnson and Stricker.” Clinical Infectious Diseases 51, no. 9 (November 1, 2010): 1110–11. https://doi.org/10.1086/656692.

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Lantos, Paul M., William A. Charini, Gerald Medoff, Manuel H. Moro, David M. Mushatt, Jeffrey Parsonnet, John W. Sanders, and Carol J. Baker. “Final report of the Lyme disease review panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.” Clin Infect Dis 51, no. 1 (July 1, 2010): 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1086/654809.

PMID
20504239
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Breitschwerdt, Edward B., Ricardo G. Maggi, Paul M. Lantos, Christopher W. Woods, Barbara C. Hegarty, and Julie M. Bradley. “Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii and Bartonella henselae bacteremia in a father and daughter with neurological disease.” Parasit Vectors 3, no. 1 (April 8, 2010): 29. https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-3-29.

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20377863
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Lantos, P. M., A. D. Ahouidi, A. K. Bei, C. V. Jennings, O. Sarr, O. Ndir, D. F. Wirth, S. Mboup, and M. T. Duraisingh. “Erythrocyte invasion profiles are associated with a common invasion ligand polymorphism in Senegalese isolates of Plasmodium falciparum.” Parasitology 136, no. 1 (January 2009): 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182008005167.

PMID
19126266
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Krause, Peter J., Johanna Daily, Sam R. Telford, Edouard Vannier, Paul Lantos, and Andrew Spielman. “Shared features in the pathobiology of babesiosis and malaria.” Trends Parasitol 23, no. 12 (December 2007): 605–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2007.09.005.

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17988944
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Koutros, Stella, Teodore R. Holford, Theresa Hahn, Paul M. Lantos, Philip L. McCarthy, Harvey A. Risch, and Helen Swede. “Excess diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma during spring in the USA.” Leuk Lymphoma 48, no. 2 (February 2007): 357–66. https://doi.org/10.1080/10428190601076799.

PMID
17325897
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Lantos, P. M. “Whispers from the third generation.” In What I Learned in Medical School: Personal Stories of Young Doctors, 31–36, 2004.

Scholars@Duke

Lantos, P. M., and P. J. Krause. “Babesiosis.” In Northern American Parasitic Zoonoses, edited by Dennis J. Richardson and Peter J. Krause, 151–64. Springer, 2003.

Scholars@Duke

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