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 zoster, influenza, 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 - Madison, 1983 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1980 - 1983
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 1980

Publications

Winokur, Patricia, Hana M. El Sahly, Mark J. Mulligan, Sharon E. Frey, Richard Rupp, Evan J. Anderson, Kathryn M. Edwards, et al. “Immunogenicity and safety of different dose schedules and antigen doses of an MF59-adjuvanted H7N9 vaccine in healthy adults aged 65 years and older.” Vaccine 39, no. 8 (February 22, 2021): 1339–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.11.051.

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33485646
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Ailabouni, Nagham J., Zachary A. Marcum, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Shelly L. Gray. “Medication Use Quality and Safety in Older Adults: 2019 Update.” J Am Geriatr Soc 69, no. 2 (February 2021): 336–41. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17018.

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Schmader, Kenneth E., Christine K. Liu, Theresa Harrington, Wes Rountree, Heidi Auerbach, Emmanuel B. Walter, Elizabeth D. Barnett, et al. “Safety, Reactogenicity, and Health-Related Quality of Life After Trivalent Adjuvanted vs Trivalent High-Dose Inactivated Influenza Vaccines in Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Jama Netw Open 4, no. 1 (January 4, 2021): e2031266. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.31266.

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Callahan, Kathryn E., Malaz Boustani, Lauren Ferrante, Daniel E. Forman, Jerry Gurwitz, Kevin P. High, Frances McFarland, et al. “Embedding and Sustaining a Focus on Function in Specialty Research and Care.” J Am Geriatr Soc 69, no. 1 (January 2021): 225–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16860.

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Colón-Emeric, Cathleen, Carl F. Pieper, Kenneth E. Schmader, Richard Sloane, Allison Bloom, Micah McClain, Jay Magaziner, et al. “Two Approaches to Classifying and Quantifying Physical Resilience in Longitudinal Data.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 75, no. 4 (March 9, 2020): 731–38. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz097.

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Freedman, Mark, Andrew Kroger, Paul Hunter, Kevin A. Ault, and Kevin A. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. “Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2020.” Ann Intern Med 172, no. 5 (March 3, 2020): 337–47. https://doi.org/10.7326/M20-0046.

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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 11, no. 2 (March 2020): 158–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2019.07.020.

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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 39, no. 3 (March 2020): 455–63. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-019-03744-3.

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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 68, no. 2 (February 2020): 438–39. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16233.

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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 35, no. 1 (January 2020): 79–86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05319-6.

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31489559
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