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

Corder, EH, Saunders, AM, Risch, NJ, Strittmatter, WJ, Schmechel, DE, Gaskell, PC, Rimmler, JB, Locke, PA, Conneally, PM, and Schmader, KE. "Protective effect of apolipoprotein E type 2 allele for late onset Alzheimer disease." Nat Genet 7, no. 2 (June 1994): 180-184.

PMID
7920638
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Weinberger, M, Samsa, GP, Schmader, K, Greenberg, SM, Carr, DB, and Wildman, DS. "Compliance with recommendations from an outpatient geriatric consultation team." Journal of Applied Gerontology 13, no. 4 (1994): 455-467.

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Saunders, AM, Schmader, K, Breitner, JC, Benson, MD, Brown, WT, Goldfarb, L, Goldgaber, D, Manwaring, MG, Szymanski, MH, and McCown, N. "Apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 allele distributions in late-onset Alzheimer's disease and in other amyloid-forming diseases." Lancet 342, no. 8873 (September 18, 1993): 710-711.

PMID
8103823
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, KE, Rahija, R, Porter, KR, Daley, G, and Hamilton, JD. "Aging and reactivation of latent murine cytomegalovirus." J Infect Dis 166, no. 6 (December 1992): 1403-1407.

PMID
1331252
Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, JT, Schmader, KE, Samsa, GP, Weinberger, M, Uttech, KM, Lewis, IK, Cohen, HJ, and Feussner, JR. "A method for assessing drug therapy appropriateness." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 45, no. 10 (October 1992): 1045-1051.

PMID
1474400
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Weinberger, M, Samsa, GP, Schmader, K, Greenberg, SM, Carr, DB, and Wildman, DS. "Comparing proxy and patients' perceptions of patients' functional status: results from an outpatient geriatric clinic." J Am Geriatr Soc 40, no. 6 (June 1992): 585-588.

PMID
1587975
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, KE, Rahija, RJ, Porter, KR, and Hamilton, JD. "Murine cytomegalovirus gene amplification and culture after submaxillary salivary gland biopsy." Lab Anim Sci 41, no. 5 (October 1991): 396-400.

PMID
1666135
Scholars@Duke

Weinberger, M, Samsa, GP, Hanlon, JT, Schmader, K, Doyle, ME, Cowper, PA, Uttech, KM, Cohen, HJ, and Feussner, JR. "An evaluation of a brief health status measure in elderly veterans." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 39, no. 7 (July 1991): 691-694.

PMID
2061535
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Carr, D, Schmader, K, Bergman, C, Simon, TC, Jackson, TW, Haviland, S, and O'Brien, J. "A multidisciplinary approach in the evaluation of demented drivers referred to geriatric assessment centers." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 39, no. 11 (1991): 1132-1136.

PMID
1753055
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, K, Studenski, S, MacMillan, J, Grufferman, S, and Cohen, HJ. "Are stressful life events risk factors for herpes zoster?." J Am Geriatr Soc 38, no. 11 (November 1990): 1188-1194.

PMID
2246455
Scholars@Duke

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