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

Cowper, P. A., M. Weinberger, J. T. Hanlon, P. B. Landsman, G. P. Samsa, K. M. Uttech, K. E. Schmader, I. K. Lewis, H. J. Cohen, and J. R. Feussner. “The cost-effectiveness of a clinical pharmacist intervention among elderly outpatients..” Pharmacotherapy 18, no. 2 (March 1998): 327–32.

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9545151
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Cowper, P. A., M. Weinberger, J. T. Hanlon, P. B. Landsman, G. P. Samsa, K. M. Uttech, K. E. Schmader, I. K. Lewis, H. J. Cohen, and J. R. Feussner. “The cost-effectiveness of a clinical pharmacist intervention among elderly outpatients.” Pharmacotherapy 18, no. 2 I (March 1, 1998): 327–32.

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

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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
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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.

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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
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