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

Schmader, KE, and Dworkin, RH. "Postherpetic neuralgia in older persons." Annals of Long Term Care 8, no. SPEC.ISS. JUL. (January 1, 2000): 48-50.

Scholars@Duke

McClelland, RS, Fowler, VG, Sanders, LL, Gottlieb, G, Kong, LK, Sexton, DJ, Schmader, K, Lanclos, KD, and Corey, R. "Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia among elderly vs younger adult patients: comparison of clinical features and mortality." Archives of Internal Medicine 159, no. 11 (June 1999): 1244-1247.

PMID
10371233
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Schmader, K. "Herpes zoster in the elderly: issues related to geriatrics." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 28, no. 4 (April 1999): 736-739. (Review)

PMID
10825029
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Hanlon, JT, Horner, RD, Schmader, KE, Fillenbaum, GG, Lewis, IK, Wall, WE, Landerman, LR, Pieper, CF, Blazer, DG, and Cohen, HJ. "Benzodiazepine use and cognitive function among community-dwelling elderly." Clin Pharmacol Ther 64, no. 6 (December 1998): 684-692.

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9871433
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Schmader, K, George, LK, Burchett, BM, and Pieper, CF. "Racial and psychosocial risk factors for herpes zoster in the elderly." The Journal of Infectious Diseases 178 Suppl 1 (November 1998): S67-S70.

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9852978
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White, H, Pieper, C, and Schmader, K. "The association of weight change in Alzheimer's disease with severity of disease and mortality: a longitudinal analysis." J Am Geriatr Soc 46, no. 10 (October 1998): 1223-1227.

PMID
9777903
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, K, George, LK, Burchett, BM, Hamilton, JD, and Pieper, CF. "Race and stress in the incidence of herpes zoster in older adults." J Am Geriatr Soc 46, no. 8 (August 1998): 973-977.

PMID
9706885
Scholars@Duke

Fillenbaum, GG, Heyman, A, Huber, MS, Woodbury, MA, Leiss, J, Schmader, KE, Bohannon, A, and Trapp-Moen, B. "The prevalence and 3-year incidence of dementia in older Black and White community residents." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 51, no. 7 (July 1998): 587-595.

PMID
9674666
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Schmader, KE, Hanlon, JT, Fillenbaum, GG, Huber, M, Pieper, C, and Horner, R. "Medication use patterns among demented, cognitively impaired and cognitively intact community-dwelling elderly people." Age Ageing 27, no. 4 (July 1998): 493-501.

PMID
9884007
Scholars@Duke

Cowper, PA, Weinberger, M, Hanlon, JT, Landsman, PB, Samsa, GP, Uttech, KM, Schmader, KE, Lewis, IK, Cohen, HJ, and Feussner, JR. "The cost-effectiveness of a clinical pharmacist intervention among elderly outpatients." Pharmacotherapy 18, no. 2 I (March 1, 1998): 327-332.

Scholars@Duke

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