Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics in the Department 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

Gould, L, Abadir, P, Brem, H, Carter, M, Conner-Kerr, T, Davidson, J, DiPietro, L, Falanga, V, Fife, C, Gardner, S, Grice, E, Harmon, J, Hazzard, WR, High, KP, Houghton, P, Jacobson, N, Kirsner, RS, Kovacs, EJ, Margolis, D, McFarland Horne, F, Reed, MJ, Sullivan, DH, Thom, S, Tomic-Canic, M, Walston, J, Whitney, JA, Williams, J, Zieman, S, and Schmader, K. "Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: current status and future research." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 63, no. 3 (March 6, 2015): 427-438.

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25753048
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Morrison, VA, Johnson, GR, Schmader, KE, Levin, MJ, Zhang, JH, Looney, DJ, Betts, R, Gelb, L, Guatelli, JC, Harbecke, R, Pachucki, C, Keay, S, Menzies, B, Griffin, MR, Kauffman, CA, Marques, A, Toney, J, Boardman, K, Su, S-C, Li, X, Chan, ISF, Parrino, J, Annunziato, P, Oxman, MN, and Shingles Prevention Study Group, . "Long-term persistence of zoster vaccine efficacy." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 60, no. 6 (March 2015): 900-909.

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25416754
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Jump, RLP, Heath, B, Crnich, CJ, Moehring, R, Schmader, KE, Olds, D, and Higgins, PA. "Knowledge, beliefs, and confidence regarding infections and antimicrobial stewardship: a survey of Veterans Affairs providers who care for older adults." American journal of infection control 43, no. 3 (March 2015): 298-300.

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25728158
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Kim, DK, Bridges, CB, Harriman, KH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), , Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), , and ACIP Adult Immunization Work Group, . "Advisory committee on immunization practices recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older--United States, 2015." MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 64, no. 4 (February 2015): 91-92.

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25654609
Scholars@Duke

Aspinall, SL, Zhao, X, Semla, TP, Cunningham, FE, Paquin, AM, Pugh, MJ, Schmader, KE, Stone, RA, Hanlon, JT, and Veterans Affairs Community Living Center Pharmacotherapy Research Group, . "Epidemiology of drug-disease interactions in older veteran nursing home residents." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 63, no. 1 (January 2015): 77-84.

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25537124
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Gould, L, Abadir, P, Brem, H, Carter, M, Conner-Kerr, T, Davidson, J, DiPietro, L, Falanga, V, Fife, C, Gardner, S, Grice, E, Harmon, J, Hazzard, WR, High, KP, Houghton, P, Jacobson, N, Kirsner, RS, Kovacs, EJ, Margolis, D, McFarland Horne, F, Reed, MJ, Sullivan, DH, Thom, S, Tomic-Canic, M, Walston, J, Whitney, J, Williams, J, Zieman, S, and Schmader, K. "Chronic wound repair and healing in older adults: current status and future research." Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society 23, no. 1 (January 2015): 1-13.

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25486905
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Hastings, SN, Betts, E, Schmader, KE, Weinberger, M, Van Houtven, CH, Hendrix, CC, Coffman, CJ, Stechuchak, KM, Weiner, M, Morris, K, Kessler, C, and Oddone, EZ. "Discharge information and support for veterans Receiving Outpatient Care in the Emergency Department: study design and methods." Contemporary clinical trials 39, no. 2 (November 3, 2014): 342-350.

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25445314
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Oxman, MN, and Schmader, KE. "Editorial commentary: zoster vaccine in immunocompromised patients: time to reconsider current recommendations." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 59, no. 7 (October 2014): 920-922.

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25097080
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Herati, RS, Reuter, MA, Dolfi, DV, Mansfield, KD, Aung, H, Badwan, OZ, Kurupati, RK, Kannan, S, Ertl, H, Schmader, KE, Betts, MR, Canaday, DH, and Wherry, EJ. "Circulating CXCR5+PD-1+ response predicts influenza vaccine antibody responses in young adults but not elderly adults." Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 193, no. 7 (October 2014): 3528-3537.

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25172499
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Hanlon, JT, Semla, TP, and Schmader, KE. "Medication misadventures in older adults: literature from 2013." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 62, no. 10 (October 2014): 1950-1953. (Review)

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25333528
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