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., L. K. George, B. M. Burchett, C. F. Pieper, and J. D. Hamilton. “Racial differences in the occurrence of herpes zoster..” J Infect Dis 171, no. 3 (March 1995): 701–4. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/171.3.701.

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7876622
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Weinberger, M., B. Nagle, J. T. Hanlon, G. P. Samsa, K. Schmader, P. B. Landsman, K. M. Uttech, P. A. Cowper, H. J. Cohen, and J. R. Feussner. “Assessing health-related quality of life in elderly outpatients: telephone versus face-to-face administration..” J Am Geriatr Soc 42, no. 12 (December 1994): 1295–99.

PMID
7983296
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, K., J. T. Hanlon, M. Weinberger, P. B. Landsman, G. P. Samsa, I. Lewis, K. Uttech, H. J. Cohen, and J. R. Feussner. “Appropriateness of medication prescribing in ambulatory elderly patients..” J Am Geriatr Soc 42, no. 12 (December 1994): 1241–47.

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7983285
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Schmader, K., L. K. George, R. Newton, and J. D. Hamilton. “The accuracy of self-report of herpes zoster..” J Clin Epidemiol 47, no. 11 (November 1994): 1271–76.

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7722563
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Samsa, G. P., J. T. Hanlon, K. E. Schmader, M. Weinberger, E. C. Clipp, K. M. Uttech, I. K. Lewis, P. B. Landsman, and H. J. Cohen. “A summated score for the medication appropriateness index: development and assessment of clinimetric properties including content validity..” J Clin Epidemiol 47, no. 8 (August 1994): 891–96.

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7730892
Scholars@Duke

Corder, E. H., A. M. Saunders, N. J. Risch, W. J. Strittmatter, D. E. Schmechel, P. C. Gaskell, J. B. Rimmler, P. A. Locke, P. M. Conneally, and K. E. Schmader. “Protective effect of apolipoprotein E type 2 allele for late onset Alzheimer disease..” Nat Genet 7, no. 2 (June 1994): 180–84. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng0694-180.

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7920638
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Weinberger, M., G. P. Samsa, K. Schmader, S. M. Greenberg, D. B. Carr, and D. S. Wildman. “Compliance With Recommendations From an Outpatient Geriatric Consultation Team.” The Journal of Applied Gerontology 13, no. 4 (January 1, 1994): 455–67. https://doi.org/10.1177/073346489401300408.

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Saunders, A. M., K. Schmader, J. C. Breitner, M. D. Benson, W. T. Brown, L. Goldfarb, D. Goldgaber, M. G. Manwaring, M. H. Szymanski, and N. McCown. “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): 710–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/0140-6736(93)91709-u.

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8103823
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