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

Resnick, Barbara, Sheryl Zimmerman, Joseph Gaugler, Joseph Ouslander, Kathleen Abrahamson, Nicole Brandt, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, et al. “Pragmatic Trials in Long-Term Care: Research Challenges and Potential Solutions in Relation to Key Areas of Care.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 70, no. 3 (March 2022): 718–30. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17699.

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35195283
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Resnick, Barbara, Sheryl Zimmerman, Joseph Gaugler, Joseph Ouslander, Kathleen Abrahamson, Nicole Brandt, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, et al. “Pragmatic Trials in Long-Term Care: Research Challenges and Potential Solutions in Relation to Key Areas of Care.” J Am Geriatr Soc 70, no. 3 (March 2022): 718–30. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17699.

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35195283
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Resnick, Barbara, Sheryl Zimmerman, Joseph Gaugler, Joseph Ouslander, Kathleen Abrahamson, Nicole Brandt, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, et al. “Pragmatic trials in long-term care: Research challenges and potential solutions in relation to key areas of care.” Geriatr Nurs 44 (March 2022): 293–301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2022.02.007.

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35219534
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Colón-Emeric, Cathleen S., Emily J. Hecker, Eleanor McConnell, Laurie Herndon, Milta Little, Tingzhong Xue, and Sarah Berry. “Improving shared decision-making for osteoporosis pharmacologic therapy in nursing homes: a qualitative analysis.” Arch Osteoporos 17, no. 1 (January 3, 2022): 11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11657-021-01050-0.

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34981246
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Colón-Emeric, Cathleen S., Richard Lee, Carl F. Pieper, Kenneth W. Lyles, Leah L. Zullig, Richard E. Nelson, Katina Robinson, Ivuoma Igwe, Jyotsna Jadhav, and Robert A. Adler. “Protocol for the models of primary osteoporosis screening in men (MOPS) cluster randomized trial.” Contemp Clin Trials 112 (January 2022): 106634. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2021.106634.

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34844000
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Xue, Tingzhong Michelle, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, Laurie Herndon, Emily J. Hecker, Sarah D. Berry, Milta O. Little, and Eleanor S. McConnell. “Strengthening Resident, Proxy, and Staff Engagement in Injury Prevention in Skilled Nursing Facilities.” Gerontologist, December 31, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab193.

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34971374
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Colón-Emeric, C. S., and R. H. Lee. “Bisphosphonate holidays: using cost-effectiveness analysis for the "yes, but" questions.” Osteoporos Int 32, no. 12 (December 2021): 2389–90. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00198-021-06064-5.

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34515817
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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 69, no. 11 (November 2021): 3232–41. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17384.

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34325481
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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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