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, K. E., and R. H. Dworkin. “Postherpetic neuralgia in older persons.” Annals of Long Term Care 8, no. SPEC.ISS. JUL. (January 1, 2000): 48–50.

Scholars@Duke

McClelland, R. S., V. G. Fowler, L. L. Sanders, G. Gottlieb, L. K. Kong, D. J. Sexton, K. Schmader, K. D. Lanclos, and R. Corey. “Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia among elderly vs younger adult patients: comparison of clinical features and mortality..” Arch Intern Med 159, no. 11 (June 14, 1999): 1244–47.

PMID
10371233
Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, J. T., R. D. Horner, K. E. Schmader, G. G. Fillenbaum, I. K. Lewis, W. E. Wall, L. R. Landerman, C. F. Pieper, D. G. Blazer, and H. J. Cohen. “Benzodiazepine use and cognitive function among community-dwelling elderly..” Clin Pharmacol Ther 64, no. 6 (December 1998): 684–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-9236(98)90059-5.

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9871433
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Schmader, K., L. K. George, B. M. Burchett, and C. F. Pieper. “Racial and psychosocial risk factors for herpes zoster in the elderly..” J Infect Dis 178 Suppl 1 (November 1998): S67–70. https://doi.org/10.1086/514254.

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9852978
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Schmader, K. “Postherpetic neuralgia in immunocompetent elderly people..” Vaccine 16, no. 18 (November 1998): 1768–70.

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9778754
Scholars@Duke

White, H., C. Pieper, and K. Schmader. “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): 1223–27.

PMID
9777903
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, K., L. K. George, B. M. Burchett, J. D. Hamilton, and C. F. Pieper. “Race and stress in the incidence of herpes zoster in older adults..” J Am Geriatr Soc 46, no. 8 (August 1998): 973–77.

PMID
9706885
Scholars@Duke

Fillenbaum, G. G., A. Heyman, M. S. Huber, M. A. Woodbury, J. Leiss, K. E. Schmader, A. Bohannon, and B. Trapp-Moen. “The prevalence and 3-year incidence of dementia in older Black and White community residents..” J Clin Epidemiol 51, no. 7 (July 1998): 587–95.

PMID
9674666
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, K. E., J. T. Hanlon, G. G. Fillenbaum, M. Huber, C. Pieper, and R. Horner. “Medication use patterns among demented, cognitively impaired and cognitively intact community-dwelling elderly people..” Age Ageing 27, no. 4 (July 1998): 493–501. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/27.4.493.

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9884007
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