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

Drolet, Mélanie, Marc Brisson, Kenneth E. Schmader, Myron J. Levin, Robert Johnson, Michael N. Oxman, David Patrick, Caty Blanchette, and James A. Mansi. “The impact of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia on health-related quality of life: a prospective study..” Cmaj 182, no. 16 (November 9, 2010): 1731–36. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.091711.

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20921251
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Drolet, Mélanie, Marc Brisson, Kenneth Schmader, Myron Levin, Robert Johnson, Michael Oxman, David Patrick, Stéphanie Camden, and James A. Mansi. “Predictors of postherpetic neuralgia among patients with herpes zoster: a prospective study..” J Pain 11, no. 11 (November 2010): 1211–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2010.02.020.

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20434957
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Chen, T. Y., D. J. Anderson, T. Chopra, Y. Choi, K. E. Schmader, and K. S. Kaye. “Poor functional status is an independent predictor of surgical site infections due to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in older adults.” Journal of Urology 184, no. 4 (October 1, 2010). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2010.06.073.

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Hastings, S Nicole, Carolyn Horney, Lawrence R. Landerman, Linda L. Sanders, Michael B. Hocker, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Exploring patterns of health service use in older emergency department patients..” Acad Emerg Med 17, no. 10 (October 2010): 1086–92. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00870.x.

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21040110
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Drolet, Mélanie, Marc Brisson, Myron J. Levin, Kenneth E. Schmader, Michael N. Oxman, Robert W. Johnson, Stéphanie Camden, and James A. Mansi. “A prospective study of the herpes zoster severity of illness..” Clin J Pain 26, no. 8 (October 2010): 656–66. https://doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181eef686.

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20842005
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Schmader, Kenneth E., Gary R. Johnson, Patricia Saddier, Maria Ciarleglio, William W. B. Wang, Jane H. Zhang, Ivan S. F. Chan, et al. “Effect of a zoster vaccine on herpes zoster-related interference with functional status and health-related quality-of-life measures in older adults..” J Am Geriatr Soc 58, no. 9 (September 2010): 1634–41. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03021.x.

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20863322
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Castriotta, Richard J., Basil A. Eldadah, W Michael Foster, Jeffrey B. Halter, William R. Hazzard, James P. Kiley, Talmadge E. King, et al. “Workshop on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in older adults..” Chest 138, no. 3 (September 2010): 693–703. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.09-3006.

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20822991
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She, Rosemary C., Christopher R. Polage, Lauren B. Caram, Edward W. Taggart, Weston C. Hymas, Christopher W. Woods, Kenneth Schmader, and Cathy A. Petti. “Performance of diagnostic tests to detect respiratory viruses in older adults..” Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 67, no. 3 (July 2010): 246–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.02.020.

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20542205
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Schmader, K. E., and J. Boyle. “How much do older americans know about shingles?.” Annals of Long Term Care 18, no. 7 (July 1, 2010): 33–37.

Scholars@Duke

Johnson, Robert W., Didier Bouhassira, George Kassianos, Alain Leplège, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Thomas Weinke. “The impact of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia on quality-of-life..” Bmc Med 8 (June 21, 2010). https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7015-8-37.

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20565946
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