Vice-Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, Department of Medicine
Department / Division
Medicine / Medicine-Nephrology
Durham, NC 27710
Hypertension; lifestyle modification; obesity; cardiovascular risk reduction; health disparities/minority health
Dr. Svetkey is the Director of the Duke Hypertension Center, and Director of Clinical Research at the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center. She has over 20 years of experience in the investigation of human hypertension and related areas, such as obesity and kidney disease. Her research focuses on 1) dietary influences on blood pressure; 2) non-pharmacologic interventions for preventing and treating hypertension; 3) genetics of hypertension; 4) interventions for sustained weight control; 5) metabolic effects of obesity and weight loss; 6) effect of chronic kidney disease on blood pressure and blood pressure-related outcomes; 7) patient and physician interventions for improving blood pressure control; and 8) racial disparities in blood pressure control, an area that interacts with several of the other areas listed above.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.
Appel, LJ; Champagne, CM; Harsha, DW; Cooper, LS; Obarzanek, E; Elmer, PJ; Stevens, VJ; Vollmer, WM; Lin, PH; Svetkey, LP; Stedman, SW; Young, DR; Writing Group of the PREMIER Collaborative Research Group. Effects of comprehensive lifestyle modification on blood pressure control: main results of the PREMIER clinical trial. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. 2003;289:2083-2093. (2003) Abstract
Ard, JD; Carter-Edwards, L; Svetkey, LP. A new model for developing and executing culturally appropriate behavior modification clinical trials for African Americans. Ethnicity and Disease. 2003;13:279-285. (2003) Abstract
Svetkey, LP; Harsha, DW; Vollmer, WM; Stevens, VJ; Obarzanek, E; Elmer, PJ; Lin, PH; Champagne, C; Simons-Morton, DG; Aickin, M; Proschan, MA; Appel, LJ. Premier: a clinical trial of comprehensive lifestyle modification for blood pressure control: rationale, design and baseline characteristics. Annals of Epidemiology. 2003;13:462-471. (2003) Abstract
Carter-Edwards, L; Fisher, JT; Vaughn, BJ; Svetkey, LP. Church rosters: is this a viable mechanism for effectively recruiting African Americans for a community-based survey?. Ethnicity and Health. 2002;7:41-55. (2002) Abstract
Sacks, FM; Svetkey, LP; Vollmer, WM; Appel, LJ; Bray, GA; Harsha, D; Obarzanek, E; Conlin, PR; Miller, ER; Simons-Morton, DG; Karanja, N; Lin, PH; DASH-Sodium Collaborative Research Group. Effects on blood pressure of reduced dietary sodium and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. DASH-Sodium Collaborative Research Group. New England Journal of Medicine. 2001;344:3-10. (2001) Abstract
Svetkey, LP; Moore, TJ; Simons-Morton, DG; Appel, LJ; Bray, GA; Sacks, FM; Ard, JD; Mortensen, RM; Mitchell, SR; Conlin, PR; Kesari, M; DASH collaborative research group. Angiotensinogen genotype and blood pressure response in the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) study. Journal of Hypertension. 2001;19:1949-1956. (2001) Abstract
Svetkey, LP; Simons-Morton, D; Vollmer, WM; Appel, LJ; Conlin, PR; Ryan, DH; Ard, J; Kennedy, BM. Effects of dietary patterns on blood pressure: subgroup analysis of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) randomized clinical trial. Archives of Internal Medicine. 1999;159:285-293. (1999) Abstract