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Lawrence Park

Associate Professor of Medicine and Global Health
Infection Control Epidemiologist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
School of Medicine
Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Trent 223A
(919) 681-7712

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Larry Park


Larry Park, PhD, joined the Duke Global Health Institute in 2013 as adjunct faculty and the DGHI Research Design and Analysis Core (formerly the DGHI Biostatistics Core) in July 2014. Dr. Park holds a PhD in epidemiology from UNC Chapel Hill and master's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering. He has spent many years in basic science (protein chemistry, molecular biology, immunology and viral evolution).

His current research interests and collaborations include respiratory infectious disease, HIV and HCV infection and their effects on chronic disease, cardiovascular disease and endocarditis, healthcare cost and utilization, hospital infection control and prevention, the application of advanced statistical methods in epidemiology, analysis of longitudinal data, survival analysis and methods for causal inference in observational epidemiology.


Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Global Health Research: Quantitative Methods II

Modular course building on Quantitative Methods I. Required module provides common understanding of regression including linear, logistic, and general linear regression, use and interpretation of dichotomous and continuous variables, indicator terms, and interaction terms, and regression diagnostics.

Course Notes:
GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods
Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Global Health

Course introduces principles of epidemiology, including disease frequency measures; measures of association; observational, experimental, and quasi-experimental study designs; validity -- confounding, selection bias, measurement error; reliability. Course interweaves introductory biostatistics for continuous and categorical variables. Course has a data analysis lab section in which students walk through a guided data analysis on a provided data set, such as Demographic and Health Surveys.

Course Notes:
Was: GLHLTH 320
GRAD Only FALL 2017 MSC: Core
PhD: Methods

Recent Publications

Fountain EM, Moses MC, Park LP, Woods CW, Arepally GM. Thrombocytopenia in Hospitalized Patients with Severe Clostridium difficile Infection. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2016 Sep 10.

Katrak S, Park LP, Woods CW, Muir A, Hicks C, Naggie S. Patterns of Healthcare Utilization among HCV, HIV, and HCV/HIV Co-Infected Veterans: Understanding the Burden of Disease. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 29;3(3):ofw173. eCollection 2016.

Clement ME, Park LP, Navar AM, Okeke NL, Pencina MJ, Douglas PS, Naggie S. Statin Utilization and Recommendations Among HIV and HCV-Infected Veterans: A Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 May 3. pii: ciw289.

Park LP, Chu VH, Peterson G, Skoutelis A, Lejko-Zupa T, Bouza E, Tattevin P, Habib G, Tan R, Gonzalez J, Altclas J, Edathodu J, Fortes CQ, Siciliano RF, Pachirat O, Kanj S, Wang A; International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) Investigators. Validated Risk Score for Predicting 6-Month Mortality in Infective Endocarditis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Apr 18;5(4). pii: e003016. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.003016.

Lauridsen TK, Selton-Suty C, Tong S, Afonso L, Cecchi E, Park L, Yow E, Barnhart HX, Pare C, Samad Z, Levine D, Peterson G, Stancoven AB10, Johansson MC, Dickerman S, Tamin S, Habib G, Douglas PS, Bruun NE, Crowley AL. Echocardiographic agreement in the diagnostic evaluation for infective endocarditis. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jul;32(7):1041-51. doi: 10.1007/s10554-016-0873-5.

McClain MT, Nicholson BP, Park LP, Liu TY, Hero AO 3rd, Tsalik EL, Zaas AK, Veldman T, Hudson LL, Lambkin-Williams R, Gilbert A, Burke T, Nichols M, Ginsburg GS, Woods CW. A Genomic Signature of Influenza Infection Shows Potential for Presymptomatic Detection, Guiding Early Therapy, and Monitoring Clinical Responses. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 19;3(1):ofw007. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw007.

Liu TY, Burke T, Park LP, Woods CW, Zaas AK, Ginsburg GS, Hero AO. An individualized predictor of health and disease using paired reference and target samples. BMC Bioinformatics. 2016 Jan 22;17:47. doi: 10.1186/s12859-016-0889-9.

Qi R, Joo HS, Sharma-Kuinkel B, Berlon NR, Park L, Fu CL, Messina JA, Thaden JT, Yan Q, Ruffin F, Maskarinec S, Warren B, Chu VH, Fortes CQ, Giannitsioti E, Durante-Mangoni E, Kanafani ZA, Otto M, Fowler VG Jr. Increased in vitro phenol-soluble modulin production is associated with soft tissue infection source in clinical isolates of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. J Infect. 2016 Mar;72(3):302-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.11.002