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

Hastings, SN, Betts, E, Schmader, KE, Weinberger, M, Van Houtven, CH, Hendrix, CC, Coffman, CJ, Stechuchak, KM, Weiner, M, Morris, K, Kessler, C, and Oddone, EZ. "Discharge information and support for veterans Receiving Outpatient Care in the Emergency Department: study design and methods." Contemporary clinical trials 39, no. 2 (November 3, 2014): 342-350.

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25445314
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Oxman, MN, and Schmader, KE. "Editorial commentary: zoster vaccine in immunocompromised patients: time to reconsider current recommendations." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 59, no. 7 (October 2014): 920-922.

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25097080
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Herati, RS, Reuter, MA, Dolfi, DV, Mansfield, KD, Aung, H, Badwan, OZ, Kurupati, RK, Kannan, S, Ertl, H, Schmader, KE, Betts, MR, Canaday, DH, and Wherry, EJ. "Circulating CXCR5+PD-1+ response predicts influenza vaccine antibody responses in young adults but not elderly adults." Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 193, no. 7 (October 2014): 3528-3537.

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Hanlon, JT, Semla, TP, and Schmader, KE. "Medication misadventures in older adults: literature from 2013." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 62, no. 10 (October 2014): 1950-1953. (Review)

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Callahan, ST, Wolff, M, Hill, HR, Edwards, KM, and NIAID Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) Pandemic H1N1 Vaccine Study Group, . "Impact of body mass index on immunogenicity of pandemic H1N1 vaccine in children and adults." The Journal of infectious diseases 210, no. 8 (October 2014): 1270-1274.

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Hurria, A, Dale, W, Mooney, M, Rowland, JH, Ballman, KV, Cohen, HJ, Muss, HB, Schilsky, RL, Ferrell, B, Extermann, M, Schmader, KE, Mohile, SG, and Cancer and Aging Research Group, . "Designing therapeutic clinical trials for older and frail adults with cancer: U13 conference recommendations." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 32, no. 24 (August 2014): 2587-2594. (Review)

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Halter, JB, Musi, N, McFarland Horne, F, Crandall, JP, Goldberg, A, Harkless, L, Hazzard, WR, Huang, ES, Kirkman, MS, Plutzky, J, Schmader, KE, Zieman, S, and High, KP. "Diabetes and cardiovascular disease in older adults: current status and future directions." Diabetes 63, no. 8 (August 2014): 2578-2589.

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Uhlig, K, Leff, B, Kent, D, Dy, S, Brunnhuber, K, Burgers, JS, Greenfield, S, Guyatt, G, High, K, Leipzig, R, Mulrow, C, Schmader, K, Schunemann, H, Walter, LC, Woodcock, J, and Boyd, CM. "A framework for crafting clinical practice guidelines that are relevant to the care and management of people with multimorbidity." Journal of general internal medicine 29, no. 4 (April 2014): 670-679. (Review)

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Kaye, KS, Marchaim, D, Chen, TY, Baures, T, Anderson, DJ, Choi, Y, Sloane, R, and Schmader, KE. "Effect of nosocomial bloodstream infections on mortality, length of stay, and hospital costs in older adults." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 62, no. 2 (February 1, 2014): 306-311.

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Kaye, KS, Marchaim, D, Chen, T-Y, Baures, T, Anderson, DJ, Choi, Y, Sloane, R, and Schmader, KE. "Effect of nosocomial bloodstream infections on mortality, length of stay, and hospital costs in older adults." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 62, no. 2 (February 2014): 306-311.

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24438554
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