Cathleen Sellner Colon-Emeric, MD

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

Whitson, HE, Cohen, HJ, Schmader, KE, Morey, MC, Kuchel, G, and Colon-Emeric, CS. "Physical Resilience: Not Simply the Opposite of Frailty." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (March 25, 2018).

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29577234
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Hall, RK, Sloane, R, Pieper, C, Van Houtven, C, LaFleur, J, Adler, R, and Colón-Emeric, C. "Competing Risks of Fracture and Death in Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66, no. 3 (March 2018): 532-538.

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29319880
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Yap, TL, Kennerly, SM, Horn, SD, Bergstrom, N, Datta, S, and Colon-Emeric, C. "TEAM-UP for quality: a cluster randomized controlled trial protocol focused on preventing pressure ulcers through repositioning frequency and precipitating factors." BMC geriatrics 18, no. 1 (February 20, 2018): 54-.

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29463211
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Pavon, JM, Sloane, RJ, Pieper, CF, Colón-Emeric, CS, Cohen, HJ, Gallagher, D, Morey, MC, McCarty, M, Ortel, TL, and Hastings, SN. "Poor Adherence to Risk Stratification Guidelines Results in Overuse of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Older Adults." Journal of hospital medicine (February 6, 2018).

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29408946
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Hall, RK, Luciano, A, Pieper, C, and Colón-Emeric, CS. "Association of Kidney Disease Quality of Life (KDQOL-36) with mortality and hospitalization in older adults receiving hemodialysis." BMC nephrology 19, no. 1 (January 15, 2018): 11-.

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29334904
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Cary, MP, Hall, RK, Anderson, AL, Burd, A, McConnell, ES, Anderson, RA, and Colón-Emeric, CS. "Management Team Perceptions of Risks and Strategies for Preventing Falls Among Short-Stay Patients in Nursing Homes." The health care manager 37, no. 1 (January 2018): 76-85.

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29266090
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Colón-Emeric, CS, Corazzini, KN, McConnell, ES, Pan, W, Toles, MP, Hall, R, Batchelor-Murphy, M, Yap, TL, Anderson, AL, Burd, A, Amarasekara, S, and Anderson, RA. "Resident Vignettes for Assessing Care Quality in Nursing Homes." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (November 21, 2017).

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29174560
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Colón-Emeric, CS, Corazzini, K, McConnell, ES, Pan, W, Toles, M, Hall, R, Cary, MP, Batchelor-Murphy, M, Yap, T, Anderson, AL, Burd, A, Amarasekara, S, and Anderson, RA. "Effect of Promoting High-Quality Staff Interactions on Fall Prevention in Nursing Homes: A Cluster-Randomized Trial." JAMA internal medicine 177, no. 11 (November 2017): 1634-1641.

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28973516
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Toles, M, Colón-Emeric, C, Naylor, MD, Asafu-Adjei, J, and Hanson, LC. "Connect-Home: Transitional Care of Skilled Nursing Facility Patients and their Caregivers." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65, no. 10 (October 2017): 2322-2328.

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28815552
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Hall, RK, Myers, ER, Rosas, SE, O'Hare, AM, and Colón-Emeric, CS. "Choice of Hemodialysis Access in Older Adults: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 12, no. 6 (June 2017): 947-954.

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28522655
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