Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics in the Department 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 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

Kim, DK, Riley, LE, Hunter, P, Bridges, CB, Woods, LD, Wilson, A, Bennett, N, Cohn, A, Atmar, RL, Belongia, E, Echezona, E, Kempe, A, Lee, GM, Moore, K, Pellegrini, C, Reingold, AL, Romero, JR, Stephens, D, Szilagyi, P, Walter, E, Epling, J, Fryhofer, S, Hopkins, RH, Kim, J, Koenigs, LP, Lanzi, M, Leger, MM, Lett, SM, Poland, G, Reynolds, J, Rittle, C, Schaffner, W, Schmader, K, Sperling, R, Weber, D, Acosta, A, Desai, M, Dooling, K, Grohskopf, L, Hairiri, S, Markowitz, L, Meyer, S, and Oliver, S et al. "Recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older, United States, 2018." Annals of Internal Medicine 168, no. 3 (February 6, 2018): 210-220.

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Gray, SL, Hart, LA, Perera, S, Semla, TP, Schmader, KE, and Hanlon, JT. "Meta-analysis of Interventions to Reduce Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Adults." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66, no. 2 (February 2018): 282-288.

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29265170
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Walston, J, Robinson, TN, Zieman, S, McFarland, F, Carpenter, CR, Althoff, KN, Andrew, MK, Blaum, CS, Brown, PJ, Buta, B, Ely, EW, Ferrucci, L, High, KP, Kritchevsky, SB, Rockwood, K, Schmader, KE, Sierra, F, Sink, KM, Varadhan, R, and Hurria, A. "Integrating Frailty Research into the Medical Specialties-Report from a U13 Conference." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65, no. 10 (October 2017): 2134-2139.

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28422280
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Miller, KEM, Duan-Porter, W, Stechuchak, KM, Mahanna, E, Coffman, CJ, Weinberger, M, Van Houtven, CH, Oddone, EZ, Morris, K, Schmader, KE, Hendrix, CC, Kessler, C, and Hastings, SN. "Risk stratification for return emergency department visits among high-risk patients." The American Journal of Managed Care 23, no. 8 (August 2017): e275-e279.

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29087151
Scholars@Duke

Koronkowski, MJ, Semla, TP, Schmader, KE, and Hanlon, JT. "Recent Literature Update on Medication Risk in Older Adults, 2015-2016." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65, no. 7 (July 2017): 1401-1405.

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28369729
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Kurupati, RK, Kossenkoff, A, Kannan, S, Haut, LH, Doyle, S, Yin, X, Schmader, KE, Liu, Q, Showe, L, and Ertl, HCJ. "The effect of timing of influenza vaccination and sample collection on antibody titers and responses in the aged." Vaccine 35, no. 30 (June 2, 2017): 3700-3708.

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28583307
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Hurria, A, High, KP, Mody, L, McFarland Horne, F, Escobedo, M, Halter, J, Hazzard, W, Schmader, K, Klepin, H, Lee, S, Makris, UE, Rich, MW, Rogers, S, Wiggins, J, Watman, R, Choi, J, Lundebjerg, N, and Zieman, S. "Aging, the Medical Subspecialties, and Career Development: Where We Were, Where We Are Going." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65, no. 4 (April 2017): 680-687.

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28092400
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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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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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Walco, GA, Krane, EJ, Schmader, KE, and Weiner, DK. "Applying a Lifespan Developmental Perspective to Chronic Pain: Pediatrics to Geriatrics." The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society 17, no. 9 Suppl (September 2016): T108-T117. (Review)

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27586828
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