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, Mark, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, Elizabeth Moreton, Lauren Frey, and Jennifer Leeman. “Quality improvement studies in nursing homes: a scoping review.” Bmc Health Serv Res 21, no. 1 (August 12, 2021): 803. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06803-8.

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34384404
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Sagalla, Nicole, Richard Lee, Richard Sloane, Kenneth Lyles, and Cathleen Colón-Emeric. “Factors Associated With Adherence to Osteoporosis Medications Among Male Veterans.” In Jbmr Plus, 5:e10498, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm4.10498.

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34368605
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Whitson, Heather E., Donna Crabtree, Carl F. Pieper, Christine Ha, Sandra Au, Miles Berger, Harvey J. Cohen, et al. “A template for physical resilience research in older adults: Methods of the PRIME-KNEE study.” J Am Geriatr Soc, July 29, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17384.

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34325481
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Pavon, Juliessa M., Laura J. Fish, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, Katherine S. Hall, Miriam C. Morey, Amy M. Pastva, and Susan N. Hastings. “Towards "mobility is medicine": Socioecological factors and hospital mobility in older adults.” J Am Geriatr Soc 69, no. 7 (July 2021): 1846–55. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17109.

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33755991
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Hall, Rasheeda K., Sarah Morton, Jonathan Wilson, Patti L. Ephraim, L Ebony Boulware, Wendy L. St Peter, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, Jane Pendergast, and Julia J. Scialla. “Risks associated with continuation of potentially inappropriate antihypertensive medications in older adults receiving hemodialysis.” Bmc Nephrol 22, no. 1 (June 19, 2021): 232. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-021-02438-3.

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34147085
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Lyles, K. W., D. C. Bauer, C. S. Colon-Emeric, C. F. Pieper, S. R. Cummings, and D. M. Black. “Zoledronic acid reduces the rate of clinical fractures after surgical repair of a hip fracture regardless of the Pretreatment bone mineral density.” Osteoporos Int 32, no. 6 (June 2021): 1217–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-021-05923-5.

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33903925
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Mintz, Joel, Alexandra Lee, Meryl Gold, Emily J. Hecker, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, and Sarah D. Berry. “Validation of the Minimum Data Set Items on Falls and Injury in Two Long-Stay Facilities.” J Am Geriatr Soc 69, no. 4 (April 2021): 1099–1100. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16974.

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33615432
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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 32, no. 3 (March 2021): 467–72. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-020-05616-5.

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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.” Trials 22, no. 1 (February 5, 2021): 120. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05068-0.

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33546737
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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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