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

Toles, M, Leeman, J, Colón-Emeric, C, and Hanson, LC. "Implementing a Standardized Transition Care Plan in Skilled Nursing Facilities." Journal of Applied Gerontology (June 26, 2018): 073346481878368-073346481878368.

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Cary, MP, Goode, V, Crego, N, Thornlow, D, Colón-Emeric, CS, Hoenig, HM, Baba, K, Fellingham, S, and Merwin, EI. "Hospital Readmission in Total Hip Replacement Patients in 2009 and 2014." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 99, no. 6 (June 2018): 1213-1216.

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29407518
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Hadley, EC, Kuchel, GA, Newman, AB, Allore, HG, Bartley, JM, Bergeman, CS, Blinov, ML, Colon-Emeric, CS, Dabhar, FS, Dugan, LL, Dutta, C, Eldadah, BA, Ferrucci, L, Kirkland, JL, Kritchevsky, SB, Lipsitz, LA, Nadkarni, NK, Reed, MJ, Schmader, KE, Sierra, F, Studenski, SA, Varadhan, R, Walston, JD, Whitson, HE, and Yung, R. "Corrigendum to: Report: NIA Workshop on Measures of Physiologic Resiliencies in Human Aging." The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 73, no. 7 (June 2018): 995-null.

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29788088
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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 19, no. 5 (May 2018): 405-410.

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29174560
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Wang, V, Allen, K, Van Houtven, CH, Coffman, C, Sperber, N, Mahanna, EP, Colón-Emeric, C, Hoenig, H, Jackson, GL, Damush, TM, Price, E, and Hastings, SN. "Supporting teams to optimize function and independence in Veterans: a multi-study program and mixed methods protocol." Implementation science : IS 13, no. 1 (April 20, 2018): 58-.

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29678137
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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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