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

Gray, Shelly L., Zachary A. Marcum, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Joseph T. Hanlon. “Update on Medication Use Quality and Safety in Older Adults, 2017..” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 66, no. 12 (December 2018): 2254–58. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15665.

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Cone, Eugene B., Bradley G. Hammill, Jonathan C. Routh, Michael E. Lipkin, Glenn M. Preminger, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Charles D. Scales. “Disproportionate Use of Inpatient Care by Older Adults With Kidney Stones..” Urology 120 (October 2018): 103–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2018.06.007.

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29940233
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Whitson, Heather E., Harvey J. Cohen, Kenneth E. Schmader, Miriam C. Morey, George Kuchel, and Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric. “Physical Resilience: Not Simply the Opposite of Frailty..” J Am Geriatr Soc 66, no. 8 (August 2018): 1459–61. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15233.

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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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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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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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