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

Wellons, Melissa Fair, Linda Sanders, Lloyd J. Edwards, John A. Bartlett, Alison E. Heald, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “HIV infection: treatment outcomes in older and younger adults..” J Am Geriatr Soc 50, no. 4 (April 2002): 603–7.

PMID
11982658
Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, Joseph T., Gerda G. Fillenbaum, Maggie Kuchibhatla, Margaret B. Artz, Chad Boult, Cynthia R. Gross, Judith Garrard, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Impact of inappropriate drug use on mortality and functional status in representative community dwelling elders..” Med Care 40, no. 2 (February 2002): 166–76.

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11802089
Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, Joseph T., Kenneth E. Schmader, Chad Boult, Margaret B. Artz, Cynthia R. Gross, Gerda G. Fillenbaum, Christine M. Ruby, and Judith Garrard. “Use of inappropriate prescription drugs by older people..” J Am Geriatr Soc 50, no. 1 (January 2002): 26–34.

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12028243
Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, J. T., R. L. Maher, C. I. Lindblad, C. M. Ruby, J. Twersky, H. J. Cohen, and K. E. Schmader. “Comparison of methods for detecting potential adverse drug events in frail elderly inpatients and outpatients..” Am J Health Syst Pharm 58, no. 17 (September 1, 2001): 1622–26. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/58.17.1622.

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11556656
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Hanlon, J. T., K. E. Schmader, C. M. Ruby, and M. Weinberger. “Suboptimal prescribing in older inpatients and outpatients..” J Am Geriatr Soc 49, no. 2 (February 2001): 200–209.

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11207875
Scholars@Duke

Fillenbaum, G. G., J. T. Hanlon, L. R. Landerman, and K. E. Schmader. “Impact of estrogen use on decline in cognitive function in a representative sample of older community-resident women..” Am J Epidemiol 153, no. 2 (January 15, 2001): 137–44. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/153.2.137.

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11159158
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Henry, S. C., K. Schmader, T. T. Brown, S. E. Miller, D. N. Howell, G. G. Daley, and J. D. Hamilton. “Enhanced green fluorescent protein as a marker for localizing murine cytomegalovirus in acute and latent infection..” J Virol Methods 89, no. 1–2 (September 2000): 61–73.

PMID
10996640
Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, J. T., G. G. Fillenbaum, K. E. Schmader, M. Kuchibhatla, and R. D. Horner. “Inappropriate drug use among community-dwelling elderly..” Pharmacotherapy 20, no. 5 (May 2000): 575–82.

PMID
10809345
Scholars@Duke

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