Paul M. Lantos

Paul M. Lantos, MD, MS GIS, FIDSA, FACP, FAAP is Associate Professor in the divisions of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute. Dr. Lantos completed his MD and an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency at the University of Connecticut. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and was a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Lantos’ research expertise is the spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases using geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial statistical analysis. Dr. Lantos has also received a Master’s of Science in GIS from Johns Hopkins University. He currently has active research studies in the geospatial analysis of Lyme disease, congenital cytomegalovirus, zoonotic influenza, dengue, and social and demographic health disparities. He has received a grant to train public health personnel in China and Mongolia in GIS software and spatial analysis. His research makes use of geocoded electronic health records and public health data to identify spatial and spatiotemporal patterns in human disease risk, employing cluster analyses, geostatistical point pattern analyses, generalized additive models, and Bayesian spatial analytical methods. Dr. Lantos was the lead author of the 2010 Lyme Disease Guideline Review Panel report for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He now co-chairs a 30-member Lyme disease guideline panel being authored by the American Academy of Neurology, American College of Rheumatology, and Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Lantos has worked internationally in both research and clinical capacities, including in The Gambia, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Mongolia, China, and the Peruvian Amazon.