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

Anderson, Deverick J., Luke F. Chen, Kenneth E. Schmader, Daniel J. Sexton, Yong Choi, Katherine Link, Rick Sloane, and Keith S. Kaye. “Poor functional status as a risk factor for surgical site infection due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus..” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 29, no. 9 (September 2008): 832–39. https://doi.org/10.1086/590124.

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18665820
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Hastings, S Nicole, Eugene Z. Oddone, Gerda Fillenbaum, Richard J. Sloane, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Frequency and predictors of adverse health outcomes in older Medicare beneficiaries discharged from the emergency department..” Medical Care 46, no. 8 (August 2008): 771–77. https://doi.org/10.1097/mlr.0b013e3181791a2d.

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18665056
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Effros, RB, Fletcher, CV, Gebo, K, Halter, JB, Hazzard, WR, Horne, FM, Huebner, RE, Janoff, EN, Justice, AC, Kuritzkes, D, Nayfield, SG, Plaeger, SF, Schmader, KE, Ashworth, JR, Campanelli, C, Clayton, CP, Rada, B, Woolard, NF, and High, KP. "Aging and infectious diseases: workshop on HIV infection and aging: what is known and future research directions." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 47, no. 4 (August 2008): 542-553.

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18627268
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Hendrix, CC, Heflin, MT, Twersky, J, Knight, C, Payne, J, Bradford, JY, and Schmader, KE. "Post-hospital clinic for older patients and their family caregivers." Annals of Long Term Care 16, no. 5 (May 1, 2008): 20-24.

Scholars@Duke

Hastings, S Nicole, Kenneth E. Schmader, Richard J. Sloane, Morris Weinberger, Carl F. Pieper, Kenneth C. Goldberg, and Eugene Z. Oddone. “Quality of pharmacotherapy and outcomes for older veterans discharged from the emergency department..” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 56, no. 5 (May 2008): 875–80. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01648.x.

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18341519
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Hastings, SN, George, LK, Fillenbaum, GG, Park, RS, Burchett, BM, and Schmader, KE. "Does lack of social support lead to more ED visits for older adults?." The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 26, no. 4 (May 2008): 454-461.

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18410815
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Levin, MJ, Oxman, MN, Zhang, JH, Johnson, GR, Stanley, H, Hayward, AR, Caulfield, MJ, Irwin, MR, Smith, JG, Clair, J, Chan, ISF, Williams, H, Harbecke, R, Marchese, R, Straus, SE, Gershon, A, Weinberg, A, and Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Shingles Prevention Study Investigators, . "Varicella-zoster virus-specific immune responses in elderly recipients of a herpes zoster vaccine." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 197, no. 6 (March 2008): 825-835.

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18419349
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Oxman, MN, Levin, MJ, and Shingles Prevention Study Group, . "Vaccination against Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 197 Suppl 2 (March 2008): S228-S236.

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18419402
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Schmader, Kenneth, John W. Gnann, and C Peter Watson. “The epidemiological, clinical, and pathological rationale for the herpes zoster vaccine..” The Journal of Infectious Diseases 197 Suppl 2 (March 2008): S207–15. https://doi.org/10.1086/522152.

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18419399
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Dworkin, RH, Turk, DC, Wyrwich, KW, Beaton, D, Cleeland, CS, Farrar, JT, Haythornthwaite, JA, Jensen, MP, Kerns, RD, Ader, DN, Brandenburg, N, Burke, LB, Cella, D, Chandler, J, Cowan, P, Dimitrova, R, Dionne, R, Hertz, S, Jadad, AR, Katz, NP, Kehlet, H, Kramer, LD, Manning, DC, McCormick, C, McDermott, MP, McQuay, HJ, Patel, S, Porter, L, Quessy, S, Rappaport, BA, Rauschkolb, C, Revicki, DA, Rothman, M, Schmader, KE, Stacey, BR, Stauffer, JW, von Stein, T, White, RE, Witter, J, and Zavisic, S. "Interpreting the clinical importance of treatment outcomes in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations." The Journal of Pain : Official Journal of the American Pain Society 9, no. 2 (February 2008): 105-121.

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18055266
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