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

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.

PMID
9021049
Scholars@Duke

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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Koenig, H. G., D. Wildman-Hanlon, and K. Schmader. “Attitudes of elderly patients and their families toward physician-assisted suicide..” Arch Intern Med 156, no. 19 (October 28, 1996): 2240–48.

PMID
8885824
Scholars@Duke

Hanlon, J. T., L. R. Landerman, W. E. Wall, R. D. Horner, G. G. Fillenbaum, D. V. Dawson, K. E. Schmader, H. J. Cohen, and D. G. Blazer. “Is medication use by community-dwelling elderly people influenced by cognitive function?.” Age Ageing 25, no. 3 (May 1996): 190–96. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/25.3.190.

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8670550
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Hanlon, J. T., M. Weinberger, G. P. Samsa, K. E. Schmader, K. M. Uttech, I. K. Lewis, P. A. Cowper, P. B. Landsman, H. J. Cohen, and J. R. Feussner. “A randomized, controlled trial of a clinical pharmacist intervention to improve inappropriate prescribing in elderly outpatients with polypharmacy..” Am J Med 100, no. 4 (April 1996): 428–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9343(97)89519-8.

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8610730
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Scott, M. A., J. T. Hanlon, P. S. Shelton, I. K. Lewis, K. E. Schmader, and P. B. Landsman. “Appropriateness of therapy with angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors in elderly outpatients..” Am J Health Syst Pharm 53, no. 4 (February 15, 1996): 410–13. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/53.4.410.

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8673662
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Schmader, K., S. C. Henry, R. J. Rahija, Y. Yu, G. G. Daley, and J. D. Hamilton. “Mouse cytomegalovirus reactivation in severe combined immune deficient mice after implantation of latently infected salivary gland..” J Infect Dis 172, no. 2 (August 1995): 531–34. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/172.2.531.

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7622898
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Corder, E. H., A. M. Saunders, W. J. Strittmatter, D. E. Schmechel, P. C. Gaskell, J. B. Rimmler, P. A. Locke, P. M. Conneally, K. E. Schmader, and R. E. Tanzi. “Apolipoprotein E, survival in Alzheimer's disease patients, and the competing risks of death and Alzheimer's disease..” Neurology 45, no. 7 (July 1995): 1323–28. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.45.7.1323.

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7617191
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