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

Lyles, KW, and Colon-Emeric, CS. "Does low bone mineral density cause a broken heart?." JACC. Heart failure 2, no. 4 (August 2014): 390-391.

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25023823
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Colón-Emeric, CS, Pinheiro, SO, Anderson, RA, Porter, K, McConnell, E, Corazzini, K, Hancock, K, Lipscomb, J, Beales, J, and Simpson, KM. "Connecting the learners: improving uptake of a nursing home educational program by focusing on staff interactions." Gerontologist 54, no. 3 (June 2014): 446-459.

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23704219
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Lee, RH, Lyles, KW, Pearson, M, Barnard, K, and Colón-Emeric, C. "Osteoporosis screening and treatment among veterans with recent fracture after implementation of an electronic consult service." Calcified tissue international 94, no. 6 (June 2014): 659-664.

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24699797
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Lyles, KW, and Colón-Emeric, CS. "Does Low Bone Mineral Density Cause a Broken Heart?." JACC: Heart Failure 2, no. 4 (January 1, 2014): 390-391.

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Toles, M, Anderson, RA, Massing, M, Naylor, MD, Jackson, E, Peacock-Hinton, S, and Colón-Emeric, C. "Restarting the cycle: incidence and predictors of first acute care use after nursing home discharge." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 62, no. 1 (January 2014): 79-85.

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24383890
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Toles, M, Anderson, RA, Massing, M, Naylor, MD, Jackson, E, Peacock-Hinton, S, and Colón-Emeric, C. "Restarting the Cycle: Incidence and Predictors of First Acute Care Use After Nursing Home Discharge." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 62, no. 1 (January 2014): 79-85.

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Anderson, RA, Toles, MP, Corazzini, K, McDaniel, RR, and Colón-Emeric, C. "Local interaction strategies and capacity for better care in nursing homes: a multiple case study." BMC health services research 14 (2014): 244-.

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24903706
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Lee, R, Lyles, KW, Pearson, MP, Barnard, KD, and Colón-Emeric, CS. "Osteoporosis screening and treatment among veterans with recent fracture after implementation of an electronic consult service." Calcified Tissue International 94, no. 6 (January 1, 2014): 659-664.

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Colon-Emeric, CS, McConnell, E, Pinheiro, SO, Corazzini, K, Porter, K, Earp, KM, Landerman, L, Beales, J, Lipscomb, J, Hancock, K, and Anderson, RA. "CONNECT for better fall prevention in nursing homes: results from a pilot intervention study." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61, no. 12 (December 2013): 2150-2159.

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24279686
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Colón-Emeric, CS. "Recent advances: Osteoporosis in the "oldest old"." Current Osteoporosis Reports 11, no. 4 (December 2013): 270-275.

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