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, MF, Sanders, L, Edwards, LJ, Bartlett, JA, Heald, AE, and Schmader, KE. "HIV infection: treatment outcomes in older and younger adults." J Am Geriatr Soc 50, no. 4 (April 2002): 603-607.

PMID
11982658
Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, JT, Fillenbaum, GG, Kuchibhatla, M, Artz, MB, Boult, C, Gross, CR, Garrard, J, and Schmader, KE. "Impact of inappropriate drug use on mortality and functional status in representative community dwelling elders." Medical Care 40, no. 2 (February 2002): 166-176.

PMID
11802089
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Hanlon, JT, Schmader, KE, Boult, C, Artz, MB, Gross, CR, Fillenbaum, GG, Ruby, CM, and Garrard, J. "Use of inappropriate prescription drugs by older people." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 50, no. 1 (January 2002): 26-34.

PMID
12028243
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Hanlon, JT, Maher, RL, Lindblad, CI, Ruby, CM, Twersky, J, Cohen, HJ, and Schmader, KE. "Comparison of methods for detecting potential adverse drug events in frail elderly inpatients and outpatients." American Journal of Health System Pharmacy : Ajhp : Official Journal of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists 58, no. 17 (September 2001): 1622-1626.

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11556656
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Schmader, K. "Herpes zoster in older adults." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 32, no. 10 (May 2001): 1481-1486. (Review)

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11317250
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Muir, AJ, Sanders, LL, Wilkinson, WE, and Schmader, K. "Reducing medication regimen complexity: a controlled trial." Journal of General Internal Medicine 16, no. 2 (February 2001): 77-82.

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11251757
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Hanlon, JT, Schmader, KE, Ruby, CM, and Weinberger, M. "Suboptimal prescribing in older inpatients and outpatients." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 49, no. 2 (February 2001): 200-209. (Review)

PMID
11207875
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Fillenbaum, GG, Hanlon, JT, Landerman, LR, and Schmader, KE. "Impact of estrogen use on decline in cognitive function in a representative sample of older community-resident women." American Journal of Epidemiology 153, no. 2 (January 2001): 137-144.

PMID
11159158
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Henry, SC, Schmader, K, Brown, TT, Miller, SE, Howell, DN, Daley, GG, and Hamilton, JD. "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, JT, Fillenbaum, GG, Schmader, KE, Kuchibhatla, M, and Horner, RD. "Inappropriate drug use among community-dwelling elderly." Pharmacotherapy 20, no. 5 (May 2000): 575-582.

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10809345
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