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

Ailabouni, Nagham J., Zachary A. Marcum, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Shelly L. Gray. “Medication Use Quality and Safety in Older Adults: 2018 Update..” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 12 (December 2019): 2458–62. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16243.

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31765004
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Hemmersbach-Miller, Marion, Barbara D. Alexander, Carl F. Pieper, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Age matters: older age as a risk factor for CMV reactivation in the CMV serostatus-positive kidney transplant recipient..” Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis, November 22, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-019-03744-3.

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31758441
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Elias, Allison M., Abayomi N. Ogunwale, Marc J. Pepin, Janine C. Bailey, Aaron D. Adams, Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, Julie D. Vognsen, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Juliessa M. Pavon. “High Prevalence of Fall-Related Medication Use in Older Veterans at Risk for Falls..” J Am Geriatr Soc, October 27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16233.

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31657005
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Hastings, Susan N., Karen M. Stechuchak, Cynthia J. Coffman, Elizabeth P. Mahanna, Morris Weinberger, Courtney H. Van Houtven, Kenneth E. Schmader, et al. “Discharge Information and Support for Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial..” J Gen Intern Med, September 5, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05319-6.

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31489559
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Weinberg, Adriana, Lei Pang, Michael J. Johnson, Yupanqui Caldas, Alice Cho, Adriana Tovar-Salazar, Jennifer Canniff, Kenneth E. Schmader, Zoran Popmihajlov, and Myron J. Levin. “The Effect of Age on the Immunogenicity of the Live Attenuated Zoster Vaccine Is Predicted by Baseline Regulatory T Cells and Varicella-Zoster Virus-Specific T Cell Immunity..” J Virol 93, no. 15 (August 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.00305-19.

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31092579
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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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31378641
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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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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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29697758
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