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

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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24062215
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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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Genao, L., H. E. Whitson, D. Zaas, L. L. Sanders, and K. E. Schmader. “Functional status after lung transplantation in older adults in the post-allocation score era..” Am J Transplant 13, no. 1 (January 2013): 157–66. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04299.x.

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23167959
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Genao, L., H. E. Whitson, D. Zaas, L. L. Sanders, and K. E. Schmader. “Functional status after lung transplantation in older adults in the post-allocation score era.” American Journal of Transplantation 13, no. 1 (2013): 157–66. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04299.x.

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