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 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

Cobey, Sarah, Sigrid Gouma, Kaela Parkhouse, Benjamin S. Chambers, Hildegund C. Ertl, Kenneth E. Schmader, Rebecca A. Halpin, et al. “Poor Immunogenicity, Not Vaccine Strain Egg Adaptation, May Explain the Low H3N2 Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in 2012-2013..” Clin Infect Dis 67, no. 3 (July 18, 2018): 327–33. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy097.

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29471464
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Hadley, Evan C., George A. Kuchel, Anne B. Newman, Heather G. Allore, Jenna M. Bartley, Cindy S. Bergeman, Michael L. Blinov, et al. “Corrigendum to: Report: NIA Workshop on Measures of Physiologic Resiliencies in Human Aging..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 73, no. 7 (June 14, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glx172.

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29788088
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Rieselbach, Richard E., Ted Epperly, Aaron Friedman, David Keahey, Eleanor McConnell, Karen Nichols, Greg Nycz, et al. “A New Community Health Center/Academic Medicine Partnership for Medicaid Cost Control, Powered by the Mega Teaching Health Center..” Acad Med 93, no. 3 (March 2018): 406–13. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000001901.

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28930763
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Kim, David K., Laura E. Riley, Paul Hunter, and Paul Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. “Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, 2018..” Ann Intern Med 168, no. 3 (February 6, 2018): 210–20. https://doi.org/10.7326/M17-3439.

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29404596
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Gray, Shelly L., Laura A. Hart, Subashan Perera, Todd P. Semla, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Joseph T. Hanlon. “Meta-analysis of Interventions to Reduce Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Adults..” J Am Geriatr Soc 66, no. 2 (February 2018): 282–88. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15195.

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29265170
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Agarwal, Divyansh, Kenneth E. Schmader, Andrew V. Kossenkov, Susan Doyle, Raj Kurupati, and Hildegund C. J. Ertl. “Immune response to influenza vaccination in the elderly is altered by chronic medication use..” Immun Ageing 15 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12979-018-0124-9.

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30186359
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Walston, Jeremy, Thomas N. Robinson, Susan Zieman, Frances McFarland, Christopher R. Carpenter, Keri N. Althoff, Melissa K. Andrew, et al. “Integrating Frailty Research into the Medical Specialties-Report from a U13 Conference..” J Am Geriatr Soc 65, no. 10 (October 2017): 2134–39. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14902.

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28422280
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Miller, Katherine E. M., Wei Duan-Porter, Karen M. Stechuchak, Elizabeth Mahanna, Cynthia J. Coffman, Morris Weinberger, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, et al. “Risk stratification for return emergency department visits among high-risk patients..” Am J Manag Care 23, no. 8 (August 1, 2017): e275–79.

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29087151
Scholars@Duke

Koronkowski, Michael J., Todd P. Semla, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Joseph T. Hanlon. “Recent Literature Update on Medication Risk in Older Adults, 2015-2016..” J Am Geriatr Soc 65, no. 7 (July 2017): 1401–5. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14887.

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28369729
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Kurupati, Raj K., Andrew Kossenkoff, Senthil Kannan, Larissa H. Haut, Susan Doyle, Xiangfan Yin, Kenneth E. Schmader, Qin Liu, Louise Showe, and Hildegund C. J. Ertl. “The effect of timing of influenza vaccination and sample collection on antibody titers and responses in the aged..” Vaccine 35, no. 30 (June 27, 2017): 3700–3708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.05.074.

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28583307
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