Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, MD, FACP, MHS


Associate Professor of Medicine
Department / Division:
Medicine / Medicine - Geriatrics
Address:
DUMC 3469
Durham, NC 27710
Appointment Telephone:
919-620-4070
Office Telephone:
919-660-7517
Fax:
919-471-3624
Training:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland), 1994
  • Master of Health Sciences, Duke University, 2001
Residency:
  • Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1997
Fellowship:
  • Geriatric Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2000
Clinical Interests:
Comprehensive geriatric assessment, falls, osteoporosis, dementia
Research Interests:
Current research focuses on the epidemiology, prediction, and prevention of osteoporotic fractures in elderly persons, and in improving the quality of care delivered to residents in skilled nursing facilities. Ongoing projects include a large, administrative database study of osteoporosis screening in men, a randomized trial of different staff education strategies to improve fall prevention in nursing homes, and several clinical demonstration projects.
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