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

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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Schmader, K. E., R. Rahija, K. R. Porter, G. Daley, and J. D. Hamilton. “Aging and reactivation of latent murine cytomegalovirus..” J Infect Dis 166, no. 6 (December 1992): 1403–7. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/166.6.1403.

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1331252
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Hanlon, J. T., K. E. Schmader, G. P. Samsa, M. Weinberger, K. M. Uttech, I. K. Lewis, H. J. Cohen, and J. R. Feussner. “A method for assessing drug therapy appropriateness..” J Clin Epidemiol 45, no. 10 (October 1992): 1045–51.

PMID
1474400
Scholars@Duke

Weinberger, M., G. P. Samsa, K. Schmader, S. M. Greenberg, D. B. Carr, and D. S. Wildman. “Comparing proxy and patients' perceptions of patients' functional status: results from an outpatient geriatric clinic..” J Am Geriatr Soc 40, no. 6 (June 1992): 585–88.

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1587975
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Carr, D., K. Schmader, C. Bergman, T. C. Simon, T. W. Jackson, S. Haviland, and J. O’Brien. “A multidisciplinary approach in the evaluation of demented drivers referred to geriatric assessment centers..” J Am Geriatr Soc 39, no. 11 (November 1991): 1132–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.1991.tb02882.x.

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1753055
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Schmader, K. E., R. J. Rahija, K. R. Porter, and J. D. Hamilton. “Murine cytomegalovirus gene amplification and culture after submaxillary salivary gland biopsy..” Lab Anim Sci 41, no. 5 (October 1991): 396–400.

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1666135
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Weinberger, M., G. P. Samsa, J. T. Hanlon, K. Schmader, M. E. Doyle, P. A. Cowper, K. M. Uttech, H. J. Cohen, and J. R. Feussner. “An evaluation of a brief health status measure in elderly veterans..” J Am Geriatr Soc 39, no. 7 (July 1991): 691–94.

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2061535
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Schmader, K., S. Studenski, J. MacMillan, S. Grufferman, and H. J. Cohen. “Are stressful life events risk factors for herpes zoster?.” J Am Geriatr Soc 38, no. 11 (November 1990): 1188–94.

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2246455
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Cutson, T. M., J. W. Lomasney, and K. E. Schmader. “Fever of unknown origin in an elderly patient diagnosed at postmortem examination as multifocal angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia..” J Am Geriatr Soc 38, no. 9 (September 1990): 989–92.

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2212453
Scholars@Duke

Schmader, K. E., and S. Studenski. “Are current therapies useful for the prevention of postherpetic neuralgia? A critical analysis of the literature..” J Gen Intern Med 4, no. 2 (March 1989): 83–89. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf02602345.

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2540301
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