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

Schmader, K. E. “Viral infections in the elderly.” Bailliere’S Clinical Infectious Diseases 5, no. 1 (January 1, 1998): 119–36.

Scholars@Duke

Graves, T., J. T. Hanlon, K. E. Schmader, P. B. Landsman, G. P. Samsa, C. F. Pieper, and M. Weinberger. “Adverse events after discontinuing medications in elderly outpatients..” Arch Intern Med 157, no. 19 (October 27, 1997): 2205–10.

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9342997
Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, J. T., K. E. Schmader, M. J. Koronkowski, M. Weinberger, P. B. Landsman, G. P. Samsa, and I. K. Lewis. “Adverse drug events in high risk older outpatients..” J Am Geriatr Soc 45, no. 8 (August 1997): 945–48. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.1997.tb02964.x.

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9256846
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Schmader, K. E., J. T. Hanlon, P. B. Landsman, G. P. Samsa, I. K. Lewis, and M. Weinberger. “Inappropriate prescribing and health outcomes in elderly veteran outpatients..” Ann Pharmacother 31, no. 5 (May 1997): 529–33. https://doi.org/10.1177/106002809703100501.

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9161643
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Fitzgerald, L. S., J. T. Hanlon, P. S. Shelton, P. B. Landsman, K. E. Schmader, C. C. Pulliam, and M. E. Williams. “Reliability of a modified medication appropriateness index in ambulatory older persons..” Ann Pharmacother 31, no. 5 (May 1997): 543–48. https://doi.org/10.1177/106002809703100503.

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9161645
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Shelton, P. S., J. T. Hanlon, P. B. Landsman, M. A. Scott, I. K. Lewis, K. E. Schmader, G. P. Samsa, and M. Weinberger. “Reliability of drug utilization evaluation as an assessment of medication appropriateness..” Ann Pharmacother 31, no. 5 (May 1997): 533–42. https://doi.org/10.1177/106002809703100502.

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9161644
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Hanlon, J. T., K. E. Schmader, L. R. Landerman, R. D. Horner, G. G. Fillenbaum, C. F. Pieper, W. E. Wall, M. J. Koronkowski, and H. J. Cohen. “Relation of prescription nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use to cognitive function among community-dwelling elderly..” Ann Epidemiol 7, no. 2 (February 1997): 87–94.

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9099396
Scholars@Duke

Dworkin, R. H., D. Carrington, A. Cunningham, R. G. Kost, M. J. Levin, M. W. McKendrick, M. N. Oxman, et al. “Assessment of pain in herpes zoster: lessons learned from antiviral trials..” Antiviral Res 33, no. 2 (January 1997): 73–85.

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9021049
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Hanlon, J. T., P. B. Landsman, K. Cowan, K. E. Schmader, M. Weinberger, K. M. Uttech, G. P. Samsa, and H. J. Cohen. “Physician agreement with pharmacist-suggested drug therapy changes for elderly outpatients..” Am J Health Syst Pharm 53, no. 22 (November 15, 1996): 2735–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/53.22.2735.

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8931817
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