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

Hendrix, C. C., M. T. Heflin, J. Twersky, C. Knight, J. Payne, J. Y. Bradford, and K. E. Schmader. “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..” J Am Geriatr Soc 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, S Nicole, Linda K. George, Gerda G. Fillenbaum, Robert S. Park, Bruce M. Burchett, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Does lack of social support lead to more ED visits for older adults?.” Am J Emerg Med 26, no. 4 (May 2008): 454–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2007.07.005.

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18410815
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Levin, M. J., M. N. Oxman, J. H. Zhang, G. R. Johnson, H. Stanley, A. R. Hayward, M. J. Caulfield, et al. “Varicella-zoster virus-specific immune responses in elderly recipients of a herpes zoster vaccine..” J Infect Dis 197, no. 6 (March 15, 2008): 825–35. https://doi.org/10.1086/528696.

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18419349
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Oxman, Michael N., Myron J. Levin, and Myron J. Shingles Prevention Study Group. “Vaccination against Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia..” J Infect Dis 197 Suppl 2 (March 1, 2008): S228–36. https://doi.org/10.1086/522159.

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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..” J Infect Dis 197 Suppl 2 (March 1, 2008): S207–15. https://doi.org/10.1086/522152.

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18419399
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Dworkin, Robert H., Dennis C. Turk, Kathleen W. Wyrwich, Dorcas Beaton, Charles S. Cleeland, John T. Farrar, Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, et al. “Interpreting the clinical importance of treatment outcomes in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations..” J Pain 9, no. 2 (February 2008): 105–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2007.09.005.

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18055266
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Dworkin, Robert H., John W. Gnann, Anne Louise Oaklander, Srinivasa N. Raja, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Richard J. Whitley. “Diagnosis and assessment of pain associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia..” J Pain 9, no. 1 Suppl 1 (January 2008): S37–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2007.10.008.

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18166464
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Hastings, S Nicole, Kenneth E. Schmader, Richard J. Sloane, Morris Weinberger, Kenneth C. Goldberg, and Eugene Z. Oddone. “Adverse health outcomes after discharge from the emergency department--incidence and risk factors in a veteran population..” J Gen Intern Med 22, no. 11 (November 2007): 1527–31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-007-0343-9.

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17828432
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