Cathleen Sellner Colon-Emeric, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail 2509 Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 620-4070
Email address colon001@mc.duke.edu

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.

Education and Training

  • Fellow In Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2000
  • Chief Resident In Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1998 - 1999
  • Fellow In Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1997 - 1998
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1994 - 1997
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1994

Publications

Colón-Emeric, C, Pieper, CF, Grubber, J, Van Scoyoc, L, Schnell, ML, Van Houtven, CH, Pearson, M, Lafleur, J, Lyles, KW, and Adler, RA. "Correlation of hip fracture with other fracture types: Toward a rational composite hip fracture endpoint." Bone 81 (December 2015): 67-71.

PMID
26151123
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Lee, RH, Pieper, CF, and Colón-Emeric, C. "Functional Impairments Mediate Association Between Clinical Fracture Risk and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Older Women." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 63, no. 8 (August 2015): 1546-1551.

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26201005
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Corazzini, K, Twersky, J, White, HK, Buhr, GT, McConnell, ES, Weiner, M, and Colon-Emeric, CS. "Implementing Culture Change in Nursing Homes: An Adaptive Leadership Framework." GERONTOLOGIST 55, no. 4 (August 2015): 616-627.

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Toles, M, Hanson, L, Taylor, J, Schwartz, T, and Colon-Emeric, CS. "Measuring Transitional Care Outcomes after Discharge from Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) to Home." April 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Colon-Emeric, CS, Pieper, C, VanHoutven, C, Lyles, K, and Adler, R. "Toward a Rational Combined Hip Fracture Endpoint." April 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Marcum, ZA, Gurwitz, JH, Colón-Emeric, C, and Hanlon, JT. "Pills and Ills: Methodological Problems in Pharmacological Research." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 63, no. 4 (April 2015): 829-830.

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Hall, RK, Toles, M, Massing, M, Jackson, E, Peacock-Hinton, S, O'Hare, AM, and Colon-Emeric, C. "Utilization of Acute Care among Patients with ESRD Discharged Home from Skilled Nursing Facilities." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 10, no. 3 (March 6, 2015): 428-434.

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Hall, RK, Landerman, LR, O'Hare, AM, Anderson, RA, and Colón-Emeric, CS. "Chronic kidney disease and recurrent falls in nursing home residents: a retrospective cohort study." Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.) 36, no. 2 (March 2015): 136-141.

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25616732
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Yun, H, Delzell, E, Saag, KG, Kilgore, ML, Morrisey, MA, Muntner, P, Matthews, R, Guo, L, Wright, N, Smith, W, Colón-Emeric, C, O'Connor, CM, Lyles, KW, and Curtis, JR. "Fractures and mortality in relation to different osteoporosis treatments." Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 33, no. 3 (January 1, 2015): 302-309.

Scholars@Duke

Magaziner, JS, Orwig, DL, Lyles, KW, Nordsletten, L, Boonen, S, Adachi, JD, Recknor, C, Colón-Emeric, CS, Mesenbrink, P, Bucci-Rechtweg, C, Su, G, Johnson, R, and Pieper, CF. "Subgroup variations in bone mineral density response to zoledronic acid after hip fracture." Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 29, no. 12 (December 2014): 2545-2551.

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24839241
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