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

Pavon, Juliessa M., Richard J. Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, David Gallagher, Harvey J. Cohen, Katherine S. Hall, et al. “Physical Activity in the Hospital: Documentation and Influence on Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis.” J Aging Phys Act 28, no. 2 (April 24, 2020): 306–10. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2018-0462.

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31743088
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Colón-Emeric, Cathleen, Carl F. Pieper, Kenneth E. Schmader, Richard Sloane, Allison Bloom, Micah McClain, Jay Magaziner, et al. “Two Approaches to Classifying and Quantifying Physical Resilience in Longitudinal Data.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 75, no. 4 (March 9, 2020): 731–38. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz097.

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30993327
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Hall, Rasheeda K., Michael P. Cary, Tiffany R. Washington, and Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric. “Quality of life in older adults receiving hemodialysis: a qualitative study.” Qual Life Res 29, no. 3 (March 2020): 655–63. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-019-02349-9.

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31691203
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Ogunwale, Abayomi N., Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric, Richard Sloane, Robert A. Adler, Kenneth W. Lyles, and Richard H. Lee. “Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors Are Associated with Reduced Fracture Risk among Older Veterans with Dementia.” J Bone Miner Res 35, no. 3 (March 2020): 440–45. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.3916.

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31711264
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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, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-020-01481-8.

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32060803
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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, February 6, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2019.12.021.

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32037299
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Elias, Allison M., Abayomi N. Ogunwale, Marc J. Pepin, Janine C. Bailey, Aaron D. Adams, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, Julie D. Vognsen, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Juliessa M. Pavon. “High Prevalence of Fall-Related Medication Use in Older Veterans at Risk for Falls.” J Am Geriatr Soc 68, no. 2 (February 2020): 438–39. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16233.

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31657005
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Pavon, Juliessa M., Richard J. Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, Harvey J. Cohen, David Gallagher, Katherine S. Hall, Miriam C. Morey, Midori McCarty, and Susan N. Hastings. “Accelerometer-Measured Hospital Physical Activity and Hospital-Acquired Disability in Older Adults.” J Am Geriatr Soc 68, no. 2 (February 2020): 261–65. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16231.

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31747050
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Colón-Emeric, Cathleen, Heather E. Whitson, Sarah D. Berry, Roger A. Fielding, Denise K. Houston, Douglas P. Kiel, Clifford J. Rosen, et al. “AGS and NIA Bench-to Bedside Conference Summary: Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue (Muscle and Fat) Disorders.” J Am Geriatr Soc 68, no. 1 (January 2020): 31–38. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16248.

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31791114
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Colón-Emeric, Cathleen, Heather E. Whitson, Carl F. Pieper, Richard Sloane, Denise Orwig, Kim M. Huffman, Janet Prvu Bettger, et al. “Resiliency Groups Following Hip Fracture in Older Adults.” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 12 (December 2019): 2519–27. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16152.

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31469411
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