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

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. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50152.x.

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11982658
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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.

PMID
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. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50004.x.

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12028243
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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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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.

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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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