Cathleen Sellner Colon-Emeric, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics in the Department 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

Toles, M., C. Colón-Emeric, L. C. Hanson, M. Naylor, M. Weinberger, J. Covington, and J. S. Preisser. “Transitional care from skilled nursing facilities to home: study protocol for a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial (Accepted).” Trials 22, no. 1 (December 1, 2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05068-0.

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Sagalla, Nicole, Richard Lee, Kenneth Lyles, Julie Vognsen, and Cathleen Colón-Emeric. “Extent of and reasons for osteoporosis medication non-adherence among veterans and feasibility of a pilot text message reminder intervention.” In Arch Osteoporos, 16:21, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11657-021-00889-7.

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33527160
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Cary, Michael P., Farica Zhuang, Rachel Lea Draelos, Wei Pan, Sathya Amarasekara, Brian J. Douthit, Yunah Kang, and Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric. “Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict Mortality and Allocate Palliative Care for Older Patients With Hip Fracture.” J Am Med Dir Assoc 22, no. 2 (February 2021): 291–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2020.09.025.

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33132014
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Zietlow, Kahli E., Serena Wong, Shelley R. McDonald, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, Christy Cassas, Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan, and Mitchell T. Heflin. “Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (POSH): A Descriptive Analysis of Cancelled Surgery.” In World J Surg, 45:109–15, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-020-05772-z.

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32935140
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Niznik, Joshua D., Xintong Li, Meredith A. Gilliam, Laura C. Hanson, Sherrie L. Aspinall, Cathleen Colon-Emeric, and Carolyn T. Thorpe. “Are Nursing Home Residents With Dementia Appropriately Treated for Fracture Prevention?” J Am Med Dir Assoc 22, no. 1 (January 2021): 28-35.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2020.11.019.

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33321079
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Colón-Emeric, Cathleen S., Jin Huang, Carl F. Pieper, Janet Prvu Bettger, David L. Roth, and Orla C. Sheehan. “Cost trajectories as a measure of functional resilience after hospitalization in older adults.” In Aging Clin Exp Res, 32:2595–2601, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-020-01481-8.

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32060803
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Parker, Daniel C., Cathleen Colόn-Emeric, Janet L. Huebner, Ching-Heng Chou, Virginia Byers Kraus, Carl F. Pieper, Richard Sloane, et al. “Biomarkers Associated with Physical Resilience After Hip Fracture.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 75, no. 10 (September 25, 2020): e166–72. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa119.

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32386291
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Sagalla, N., C. Colón-Emeric, R. Sloane, K. Lyles, J. Vognsen, and R. Lee. “FRAX without BMD can be used to risk-stratify Veterans who recently sustained a low trauma non-vertebral/non-hip fracture.” Osteoporos Int, September 4, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-020-05616-5.

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32885318
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Hall, Rasheeda, Jeanette Rutledge, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, and Laura J. Fish. “Unmet Needs of Older Adults Receiving In-Center Hemodialysis: A Qualitative Needs Assessment.” Kidney Med 2, no. 5 (September 2020): 543-551.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xkme.2020.04.011.

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33094273
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Fillenbaum, Gerda G., Richard Sloane, Bruce M. Burchett, Katherine Hall, Carl F. Pieper, Heather E. Whitson, and Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric. “Determinants of Maintenance and Recovery of Function in a Representative Older Community-Resident Biracial Sample.” J Am Med Dir Assoc 21, no. 8 (August 2020): 1141-1147.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2019.12.021.

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32037299
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