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

Whitson, Heather E., Wei Duan-Porter, Kenneth E. Schmader, Miriam C. Morey, Harvey J. Cohen, and Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric. “Physical Resilience in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Development of an Emerging Construct..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 71, no. 4 (April 2016): 489–95. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glv202.

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26718984
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Heath, Barbara, Jaime Bernhardt, Thomas J. Michalski, Christopher J. Crnich, Rebekah Moehring, Kenneth E. Schmader, Danielle Olds, Patricia A. Higgins, and Robin L. P. Jump. “Results of a Veterans Affairs employee education program on antimicrobial stewardship for older adults..” Am J Infect Control 44, no. 3 (March 1, 2016): 349–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.09.026.

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26553404
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Naples, Jennifer G., Joseph T. Hanlon, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Todd P. Semla. “Recent Literature on Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults..” J Am Geriatr Soc 64, no. 2 (February 2016): 401–8. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13922.

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26804210
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Van Epps, Puja, Kenneth E. Schmader, and David H. Canaday. “Herpes Zoster Vaccination: Controversies and Common Clinical Questions..” Gerontology 62, no. 2 (2016): 150–54. https://doi.org/10.1159/000431374.

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26184711
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Levin, Myron J., Kenneth E. Schmader, Lei Pang, Angela Williams-Diaz, Gary Zerbe, Jennifer Canniff, Michael J. Johnson, et al. “Cellular and Humoral Responses to a Second Dose of Herpes Zoster Vaccine Administered 10 Years After the First Dose Among Older Adults..” J Infect Dis 213, no. 1 (January 1, 2016): 14–22. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiv480.

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26452397
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Hanlon, Joseph T., Todd P. Semla, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Alternative Medications for Medications in the Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly and Potentially Harmful Drug-Disease Interactions in the Elderly Quality Measures..” J Am Geriatr Soc 63, no. 12 (December 2015): e8–18. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13807.

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26447889
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Kannan, Senthil, Andrew Kossenkov, Raj K. Kurupati, Jason Zq Xiang, Susan A. Doyle, Kenneth E. Schmader, Louise Schowe, and Hildegund C. Ertl. “A shortened interval between vaccinations with the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine increases responsiveness in the aged..” Aging (Albany Ny) 7, no. 12 (December 2015): 1077–85. https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.100852.

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26637961
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Fatemi, Gita, Meika A. Fang, Paula Breuer, Paul E. Cherniak, Angela Gentili, Joseph T. Hanlon, Jordan F. Karp, et al. “Deconstructing chronic low back pain in the older adult--Step by step evidence and expert-based recommendations for evaluation and treatment part III: Fibromyalgia syndrome..” Pain Med 16, no. 9 (September 2015): 1709–19. https://doi.org/10.1111/pme.12863.

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Kannan, Senthil, Raj K. Kurupati, Susan A. Doyle, Gordon J. Freeman, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Hildegund C. J. Ertl. “BTLA expression declines on B cells of the aged and is associated with low responsiveness to the trivalent influenza vaccine..” Oncotarget 6, no. 23 (August 14, 2015): 19445–55. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.4597.

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26277622
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Lisi, Anthony J., Paula Breuer, Rollin M. Gallagher, Eric Rodriguez, Michelle I. Rossi, Kenneth Schmader, Joel D. Scholten, and Debra K. Weiner. “Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult-Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment: Part II: Myofascial Pain..” Pain Med 16, no. 7 (July 2015): 1282–89. https://doi.org/10.1111/pme.12821.

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26087225
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