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

Hall, RK, Haines, C, Gorbatkin, SM, Schlanger, L, Shaban, H, Schell, JO, Gurley, SB, Colón-Emeric, CS, and Bowling, CB. "Incorporating Geriatric Assessment into a Nephrology Clinic: Preliminary Data from Two Models of Care." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (July 5, 2016).

PMID
27377350
Scholars@Duke

Whitson, HE, Duan-Porter, W, Schmader, KE, Morey, MC, Cohen, HJ, and Colón-Emeric, CS. "Physical Resilience in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Development of an Emerging Construct." The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 71, no. 4 (April 2016): 489-495. (Review)

PMID
26718984
Scholars@Duke

LaFleur, J, Rillamas-Sun, E, Colón-Emeric, CS, Knippenberg, KA, Ensrud, KE, Gray, SL, Cauley, JA, and LaCroix, AZ. "Fracture Rates and Bone Density Among Postmenopausal Veteran and Non-Veteran Women From the Women's Health Initiative." The Gerontologist 56 Suppl 1 (February 2016): S78-S90.

PMID
26768394
Scholars@Duke

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
Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
26201005
Scholars@Duke

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

PMID
24451896
Scholars@Duke

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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