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

Van Houtven, Courtney H., S Nicole Hastings, and Cathleen Colón-Emeric. “A Path To High-Quality Team-Based Care For People With Serious Illness..” Health Aff (Millwood) 38, no. 6 (June 2019): 934–40. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05486.

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31158020
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Vaughan, Camille P., William Dale, Heather G. Allore, Ellen F. Binder, Cynthia M. Boyd, Julie P. W. Bynum, Jerry H. Gurwitz, et al. “AGS Report on Engagement Related to the NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan Policy..” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 2 (February 2019): 211–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15784.

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30693956
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Colón-Emeric, Cathleen S., Carl F. Pieper, Courtney H. Van Houtven, Janet M. Grubber, Kenneth W. Lyles, Joanne Lafleur, and Robert A. Adler. “Limited Osteoporosis Screening Effectiveness Due to Low Treatment Rates in a National Sample of Older Men..” Mayo Clin Proc 93, no. 12 (December 2018): 1749–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.06.024.

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30497697
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Whitson, Heather E., Harvey J. Cohen, Kenneth E. Schmader, Miriam C. Morey, George Kuchel, and Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric. “Physical Resilience: Not Simply the Opposite of Frailty..” J Am Geriatr Soc 66, no. 8 (August 2018): 1459–61. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15233.

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29577234
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Pavon, Juliessa M., Richard J. Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, Harvey J. Cohen, David Gallagher, Miriam C. Morey, Midori McCarty, Thomas L. Ortel, and Susan N. Hastings. “Automated versus Manual Data Extraction of the Padua Prediction Score for Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Hospitalized Older Adults..” Appl Clin Inform 9, no. 3 (July 2018): 743–51. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1670678.

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30257260
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Hadley, Evan C., George A. Kuchel, Anne B. Newman, Heather G. Allore, Jenna M. Bartley, Cindy S. Bergeman, Michael L. Blinov, et al. “Corrigendum to: Report: NIA Workshop on Measures of Physiologic Resiliencies in Human Aging..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 73, no. 7 (June 14, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glx172.

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29788088
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Pavon, Juliessa M., Richard J. Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, Harvey J. Cohen, David Gallagher, Miriam C. Morey, Midori McCarty, Thomas L. Ortel, and Susan N. Hastings. “Poor Adherence to Risk Stratification Guidelines Results in Overuse of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Older Adults..” J Hosp Med 13, no. 6 (June 1, 2018): 403–4. https://doi.org/10.12788/jhm.2916.

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29408946
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Cary, Michael P., Victoria Goode, Nancy Crego, Deirdre Thornlow, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, Helen M. Hoenig, Kayla Baba, Scarlet Fellingham, and Elizabeth I. Merwin. “Hospital Readmission in Total Hip Replacement Patients in 2009 and 2014..” Arch Phys Med Rehabil 99, no. 6 (June 2018): 1213–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2017.12.031.

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29407518
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