Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Director of the GRECC and ACOS for Geriatrics and Extended Care
Chief, Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail Duke Box 3469, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7572
Email address schma001@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Schmader's primary area of research is herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and vaccines in older adults. He conducts pre-clinical, epidemiological and intervention studies of zoster and PHN, particularly with the zoster and influenza vaccines. He is involved with other adult vaccine development in older adults. With colleagues in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Schmader investigates other infections in older adults.

Another major research focus is adverse drug reactions, medication prescribing and pharmacoepidemiology in the elderly. The objective of the medication work is to reduce adverse drug reactions, improve inappropriate prescribing and determine drug use patterns in the elderly.

Education and Training

  • Fellow In Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1988
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1983 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1980 - 1983
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 1980

Publications

Van Epps, P, Schmader, KE, and Canaday, DH. "Herpes Zoster Vaccination: Controversies and Common Clinical Questions." Gerontology 62, no. 2 (January 2016): 150-154.

PMID
26184711
Scholars@Duke

Fatemi, G, Fang, MA, Breuer, P, Cherniak, PE, Gentili, A, Hanlon, JT, Karp, JF, Morone, NE, Rodriguez, E, Rossi, MI, Schmader, K, and Weiner, DK. "Deconstructing chronic low back pain in the older adult—Step by step evidence and expert-based recommendations for evaluation and treatment part III: Fibromyalgia syndrome." Pain Medicine 16, no. 9 (September 2015): 1709-1719.

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Kannan, S, Kurupati, RK, Doyle, SA, Freeman, GJ, Schmader, KE, and Ertl, HC. "BTLA expression declines on B cells of the aged and is associated with low responsiveness to the trivalent influenza vaccine." Oncotarget 6, no. 23 (August 2015): 19445-19455.

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26277622
Scholars@Duke

Lisi, AJ, Breuer, P, Gallagher, RM, Rodriguez, E, Rossi, MI, Schmader, K, Scholten, JD, and Weiner, DK. "Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult-Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment: Part II: Myofascial Pain." Pain Medicine 16, no. 7 (July 2015): 1282-1289.

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Brenes-Salazar, JA, Alshawabkeh, L, Schmader, KE, Hanlon, JT, and Forman, DE. "Clinical pharmacology relevant to older adults with cardiovascular disease." Journal of geriatric cardiology : JGC 12, no. 3 (May 2015): 192-195.

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26089839
Scholars@Duke

Gould, L, Abadir, P, Brem, H, Carter, M, Conner-Kerr, T, Davidson, J, DiPietro, L, Falanga, V, Fife, C, Gardner, S, Grice, E, Harmon, J, Hazzard, WR, High, KP, Houghton, P, Jacobson, N, Kirsner, RS, Kovacs, EJ, Margolis, D, McFarland Horne, F, Reed, MJ, Sullivan, DH, Thom, S, Tomic-Canic, M, Walston, J, Whitney, JA, Williams, J, Zieman, S, and Schmader, K. "Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: current status and future research." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 63, no. 3 (March 6, 2015): 427-438.

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25753048
Scholars@Duke

Morrison, VA, Johnson, GR, Schmader, KE, Levin, MJ, Zhang, JH, Looney, DJ, Betts, R, Gelb, L, Guatelli, JC, Harbecke, R, Pachucki, C, Keay, S, Menzies, B, Griffin, MR, Kauffman, CA, Marques, A, Toney, J, Boardman, K, Su, SC, Li, X, Chan, IS, Parrino, J, Annunziato, P, and Oxman, MN. "Long-term persistence of zoster vaccine efficacy." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 60, no. 6 (March 2015): 900-909.

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25416754
Scholars@Duke

Jump, RL, Heath, B, Crnich, CJ, Moehring, R, Schmader, KE, Olds, D, and Higgins, PA. "Knowledge, beliefs, and confidence regarding infections and antimicrobial stewardship: a survey of Veterans Affairs providers who care for older adults." American journal of infection control 43, no. 3 (March 2015): 298-300.

PMID
25728158
Scholars@Duke

Aspinall, SL, Zhao, X, Semla, TP, Cunningham, FE, Paquin, AM, Pugh, MJ, Schmader, KE, Stone, RA, and Hanlon, JT. "Epidemiology of drug-disease interactions in older veteran nursing home residents." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 63, no. 1 (January 2015): 77-84.

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25537124
Scholars@Duke

Gould, L, Abadir, P, Brem, H, Carter, M, Conner-Kerr, T, Davidson, J, DiPietro, L, Falanga, V, Fife, C, Gardner, S, Grice, E, Harmon, J, Hazzard, WR, High, KP, Houghton, P, Jacobson, N, Kirsner, RS, Kovacs, EJ, Margolis, D, McFarland Horne, F, Reed, MJ, Sullivan, DH, Thom, S, Tomic-Canic, M, Walston, J, Whitney, J, Williams, J, Zieman, S, and Schmader, K. "Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: Current status and future research." Wound Repair and Regeneration 23, no. 1 (January 2015): 1-13.

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