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

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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Batchelor-Murphy, MK, McConnell, ES, Amella, EJ, Anderson, RA, Bales, CW, Silva, S, Barnes, A, Beck, C, and Colon-Emeric, CS. "Experimental Comparison of Efficacy for Three Handfeeding Techniques in Dementia." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65, no. 4 (April 2017): e89-e94.

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28165618
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Colón-Emeric, CS, Corazzini, K, McConnell, E, Pan, W, Toles, M, Hall, R, Batchelor-Murphy, M, Yap, TL, Anderson, AL, Burd, A, and Anderson, RA. "Study of Individualization and Bias in Nursing Home Fall Prevention Practices." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65, no. 4 (April 2017): 815-821.

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28186618
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Whitson, HE, Duan-Porter, W, Schmader, K, Morey, M, Cohen, HJ, and Colón-Emeric, C. "Response to Letter From De Alfieri et al.: Biological Resilience of Elderly Hospitalized Patients." The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 72, no. 1 (January 2017): 142-. (Letter)

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27811154
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Colón-Emeric, CS, and Lee, R. "Cardiovascular Medications and Fractures: Dodging Complexity." JAMA internal medicine 177, no. 1 (January 2017): 77-78.

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27893011
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Whitson, HE, Duan-Porter, W, Schmader, K, Morey, M, Cohen, HJ, and Colón-Emeric, C. "Response to Ukraintseva et al. Letter: Resilience Versus Robustness in Aging." The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 71, no. 11 (November 2016): 1535-1536. (Letter)

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27445404
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Hall, RK, Haines, C, Gorbatkin, SM, Schlanger, L, Shaban, H, Schell, JO, Gurley, SB, Colón-Emeric, CS, and Bowling, CB. "Incorporating Geriatric Assessment into a Nephrology Clinic: Preliminary Data from Two Models of Care." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 64, no. 10 (October 2016): 2154-2158.

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27377350
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