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

Hastings, Susan Nicole, Elizabeth Betts, Kenneth E. Schmader, Morris Weinberger, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Cristina C. Hendrix, Cynthia J. Coffman, et al. “Discharge information and support for veterans Receiving Outpatient Care in the Emergency Department: study design and methods..” Contemp Clin Trials 39, no. 2 (November 2014): 342–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.10.008.

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Callahan, S Todd, Mark Wolff, Heather R. Hill, Kathryn M. Edwards, and Kathryn M. 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..” J Infect Dis 210, no. 8 (October 15, 2014): 1270–74. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiu245.

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Herati, Ramin Sedaghat, Morgan A. Reuter, Douglas V. Dolfi, Kathleen D. Mansfield, Htin Aung, Osama Z. Badwan, Raj K. Kurupati, et al. “Circulating CXCR5+PD-1+ response predicts influenza vaccine antibody responses in young adults but not elderly adults..” J Immunol 193, no. 7 (October 1, 2014): 3528–37. https://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1302503.

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Oxman, Michael N., and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Editorial commentary: zoster vaccine in immunocompromised patients: time to reconsider current recommendations..” Clin Infect Dis 59, no. 7 (October 2014): 920–22. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu501.

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Hanlon, Joseph T., Todd P. Semla, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Medication misadventures in older adults: literature from 2013..” J Am Geriatr Soc 62, no. 10 (October 2014): 1950–53. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13026.

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Hurria, Arti, William Dale, Margaret Mooney, Julia H. Rowland, Karla V. Ballman, Harvey J. Cohen, Hyman B. Muss, et al. “Designing therapeutic clinical trials for older and frail adults with cancer: U13 conference recommendations..” J Clin Oncol 32, no. 24 (August 20, 2014): 2587–94. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2013.55.0418.

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Halter, Jeffrey B., Nicolas Musi, Frances McFarland Horne, Jill P. Crandall, Andrew Goldberg, Lawrence Harkless, William R. Hazzard, et al. “Diabetes and cardiovascular disease in older adults: current status and future directions..” Diabetes 63, no. 8 (August 2014): 2578–89. https://doi.org/10.2337/db14-0020.

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Uhlig, Katrin, Bruce Leff, David Kent, Sydney Dy, Klara Brunnhuber, Jako S. Burgers, Sheldon Greenfield, et al. “A framework for crafting clinical practice guidelines that are relevant to the care and management of people with multimorbidity..” J Gen Intern Med 29, no. 4 (April 2014): 670–79. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-013-2659-y.

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Bridges, Carolyn B., Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Tamera Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Tamera ACIP Adult Immunization Work Group, and Tamera Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older - United States, 2014..” Mmwr Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 63, no. 5 (February 7, 2014): 110–12.

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Scholars@Duke

Kaye, Keith S., Dror Marchaim, Ting-Yi Chen, Timothy Baures, Deverick J. Anderson, Yong Choi, Richard Sloane, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Effect of nosocomial bloodstream infections on mortality, length of stay, and hospital costs in older adults..” J Am Geriatr Soc 62, no. 2 (February 2014): 306–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12634.

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