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

Walston, Jeremy, Thomas N. Robinson, Susan Zieman, Frances McFarland, Christopher R. Carpenter, Keri N. Althoff, Melissa K. Andrew, et al. “Integrating Frailty Research into the Medical Specialties-Report from a U13 Conference..” J Am Geriatr Soc 65, no. 10 (October 2017): 2134–39. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14902.

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Miller, Katherine E. M., Wei Duan-Porter, Karen M. Stechuchak, Elizabeth Mahanna, Cynthia J. Coffman, Morris Weinberger, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, et al. “Risk stratification for return emergency department visits among high-risk patients..” Am J Manag Care 23, no. 8 (August 1, 2017): e275–79.

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Koronkowski, Michael J., Todd P. Semla, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Joseph T. Hanlon. “Recent Literature Update on Medication Risk in Older Adults, 2015-2016..” J Am Geriatr Soc 65, no. 7 (July 2017): 1401–5. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14887.

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Kurupati, Raj K., Andrew Kossenkoff, Senthil Kannan, Larissa H. Haut, Susan Doyle, Xiangfan Yin, Kenneth E. Schmader, Qin Liu, Louise Showe, and Hildegund C. J. Ertl. “The effect of timing of influenza vaccination and sample collection on antibody titers and responses in the aged..” Vaccine 35, no. 30 (June 27, 2017): 3700–3708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.05.074.

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Schmader, K. E., and R. H. Dworkin. “The epidemiology and natural history of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia.” In Herpes Zoster: Postherpetic Neuralgia and Other Complications: Focus on Treatment and Prevention, 25–44, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44348-5_4.

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Hurria, Arti, Kevin P. High, Lona Mody, Frances McFarland Horne, Marcus Escobedo, Jeffrey Halter, William Hazzard, et al. “Aging, the Medical Subspecialties, and Career Development: Where We Were, Where We Are Going..” J Am Geriatr Soc 65, no. 4 (April 2017): 680–87. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14708.

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Herati, Ramin Sedaghat, Alexander Muselman, Laura Vella, Bertram Bengsch, Kaela Parkhouse, Daniel Del Alcazar, Jonathan Kotzin, et al. “Successive annual influenza vaccination induces a recurrent oligoclonotypic memory response in circulating T follicular helper cells..” Sci Immunol 2, no. 8 (February 2017). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciimmunol.aag2152.

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28620653
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Whitson, Heather E., Wei Duan-Porter, Kenneth Schmader, Miriam Morey, Harvey J. Cohen, and Cathleen Colón-Emeric. “Response to Letter From De Alfieri et al.: Biological Resilience of Elderly Hospitalized Patients..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 72, no. 1 (January 2017). https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glw161.

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27811154
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Whitson, Heather E., Wei Duan-Porter, Kenneth Schmader, Miriam Morey, Harvey J. Cohen, and Cathleen Colón-Emeric. “Response to Ukraintseva et al. Letter: Resilience Versus Robustness in Aging..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 71, no. 11 (November 2016): 1535–36. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glw137.

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Kurupati, Raj, Andrew Kossenkov, Larissa Haut, Senthil Kannan, Zhiquan Xiang, Yan Li, Susan Doyle, et al. “Race-related differences in antibody responses to the inactivated influenza vaccine are linked to distinct pre-vaccination gene expression profiles in blood..” Oncotarget 7, no. 39 (September 27, 2016): 62898–911. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.11704.

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