Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

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

Dr. Schmader’s areas of research include herpes zoster, infections, and vaccines in older adults.  He conducts translational, clinical trials and observational studies of herpes zoster, influenza, pneumococcal and respiratory syncytial vaccines and other infections funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), VA Office of Research and Development, and Industry sources.  He has played a pivotal role in the development of zoster vaccines in older adults.  Dr. Schmader also performs research in medications and older adults, focusing on pharmacoepidemiology, optimal drug use and reduction of adverse drug reactions.

He is the Director of the NIA-funded P30 Duke Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Co-PI of the NIAID funded Vaccine and Therapeutics Effectiveness Unit (VTEU) at Duke.  He serves on the Working Groups for the Herpes Zoster, Influenza, and General Adult Immunization Guidelines for the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and is the American Geriatrics Society liaison to the ACIP.

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

Grants

Publications

Carpenter, Christopher R., Lona Mody, Nancy E. Lundebjerg, Louise C. Walter, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Kevin High. “Do what you love. Love what you do. Dr. Arti Hurria's trailblazing transdisciplinary legacy..” J Geriatr Oncol, August 1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2019.07.020.

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Kurupati, Raj K., Larissa H. Haut, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Hildegund Cj Ertl. “Age-related changes in B cell metabolism..” Aging (Albany Ny) 11, no. 13 (July 8, 2019): 4367–81. https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.102058.

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31283526
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Curran, Desmond, Melissa K. Andrew, Myron J. Levin, Elisa Turriani, Sean Matthews, Charles Fogarty, Nicola P. Klein, Katrijn Grupping, Lidia Oostvogels, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Evaluation of two frailty indices, with practical application in a vaccine clinical trial..” Hum Vaccin Immunother, June 21, 2019, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2019.1622974.

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Hemmersbach-Miller, Marion, Barbara D. Alexander, Debra L. Sudan, Carl Pieper, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Infections after kidney transplantation. Does age matter?.” Clin Transplant 33, no. 4 (April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13516.

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30849194
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Kritchevsky, Stephen B., Daniel E. Forman, Kathryn E. Callahan, E Wesley Ely, Kevin P. High, Frances McFarland, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, et al. “Pathways, Contributors, and Correlates of Functional Limitation Across Specialties: Workshop Summary..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 74, no. 4 (March 14, 2019): 534–43. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/gly093.

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Henry, Carole, Nai-Ying Zheng, Min Huang, Alexandra Cabanov, Karla Thatcher Rojas, Kaval Kaur, Sarah F. Andrews, et al. “Influenza Virus Vaccination Elicits Poorly Adapted B Cell Responses in Elderly Individuals..” Cell Host Microbe 25, no. 3 (March 13, 2019): 357-366.e6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2019.01.002.

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Schwartz, Janice B., Kenneth E. Schmader, Joseph T. Hanlon, Darrell R. Abernethy, Shelly Gray, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Holly M. Holmes, et al. “Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: Report from an American College of Cardiology, American Geriatrics Society, and National Institute on Aging Workshop..” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 2 (February 2019): 371–80. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15634.

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Weinberg, Adriana, Zoran Popmihajlov, Kenneth E. Schmader, Michael J. Johnson, Yupanqui Caldas, Adriana Tovar Salazar, Jennifer Canniff, et al. “Persistence of Varicella-Zoster Virus Cell-Mediated Immunity After the Administration of a Second Dose of Live Herpes Zoster Vaccine..” J Infect Dis 219, no. 2 (January 7, 2019): 335–38. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy514.

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30165651
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Hemmersbach-Miller, Marion, Barbara D. Alexander, Debra L. Sudan, Carl Pieper, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Single-center analysis of infectious complications in older adults during the first year after kidney transplantation..” Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 38, no. 1 (January 2019): 141–48. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-018-3405-5.

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