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

Anderson, Deverick J., Rebekah W. Moehring, Richard Sloane, Kenneth E. Schmader, David J. Weber, Vance G. Fowler, Emily Smathers, and Daniel J. Sexton. “Bloodstream infections in community hospitals in the 21st century: a multicenter cohort study..” Plos One 9, no. 3 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0091713.

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24643200
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Levin, Myron J., Kenneth E. Schmader, John W. Gnann, Shelly A. McNeil, Timo Vesikari, Robert F. Betts, Susan Keay, et al. “Varicella-zoster virus-specific antibody responses in 50-59-year-old recipients of zoster vaccine..” J Infect Dis 208, no. 9 (November 1, 2013): 1386–90. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jit342.

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23908486
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Hanlon, Joseph T., and Kenneth E. Schmader. “The medication appropriateness index at 20: where it started, where it has been, and where it may be going..” Drugs Aging 30, no. 11 (November 2013): 893–900. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40266-013-0118-4.

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Hastings, Susan Nicole, Valerie A. Smith, Morris Weinberger, Eugene Z. Oddone, Maren K. Olsen, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Health services use of older veterans treated and released from veterans affairs medical center emergency departments..” J Am Geriatr Soc 61, no. 9 (September 2013): 1515–21. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12417.

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24004193
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Morrison, Vicki A., Michael N. Oxman, Myron J. Levin, Kenneth E. Schmader, John C. Guatelli, Robert F. Betts, Larry D. Gelb, et al. “Safety of zoster vaccine in elderly adults following documented herpes zoster..” J Infect Dis 208, no. 4 (August 15, 2013): 559–63. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jit182.

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23633406
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Hanlon, Joseph T., Kenneth E. Schmader, and Todd P. Semla. “Update of studies on drug-related problems in older adults..” J Am Geriatr Soc 61, no. 8 (August 2013): 1365–68. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12354.

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23731022
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Hendrix, Cristina, Sara Tepfer, Sabrina Forest, Karen Ziegler, Valerie Fox, Jeannette Stein, Eleanor S. McConnell, Susan Nicole Hastings, Kenneth Schmader, and Cathleen Colon-Emeric. “Transitional Care Partners: a hospital-to-home support for older adults and their caregivers..” J Am Assoc Nurse Pract 25, no. 8 (August 2013): 407–14. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00803.x.

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24170636
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Dolfi, Douglas V., Kathleen D. Mansfield, Antonio M. Polley, Susan A. Doyle, Gordon J. Freeman, Hanspeter Pircher, Kenneth E. Schmader, and E John Wherry. “Increased T-bet is associated with senescence of influenza virus-specific CD8 T cells in aged humans..” J Leukoc Biol 93, no. 6 (June 2013): 825–36. https://doi.org/10.1189/jlb.0912438.

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23440501
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Drolet, Mélanie, Michael N. Oxman, Myron J. Levin, Kenneth E. Schmader, Robert W. Johnson, David Patrick, James A. Mansi, and Marc Brisson. “Vaccination against herpes zoster in developed countries: state of the evidence..” Hum Vaccin Immunother 9, no. 5 (May 2013): 1177–84. https://doi.org/10.4161/hv.23491.

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23324598
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Kurupati, Raj K., Senthil Kannan, Zhi-Quan Xiang, Susan Doyle, Sarah Ratcliffe, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Hildegund C. J. Ertl. “B cell responses to the 2011/12-influenza vaccine in the aged..” Aging (Albany Ny) 5, no. 3 (March 2013): 209–26. https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.100541.

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23674565
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