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

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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Moehring, Rebekah W., Richard Sloane, Luke F. Chen, Emily C. Smathers, Kenneth E. Schmader, Vance G. Fowler, David J. Weber, Daniel J. Sexton, and Deverick J. Anderson. “Delays in appropriate antibiotic therapy for gram-negative bloodstream infections: a multicenter, community hospital study..” Plos One 8, no. 10 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0076225.

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Dolfi, Douglas V., Kathleen D. Mansfield, Raj K. Kurupati, Senthil Kannan, Susan A. Doyle, Hildegund C. J. Ertl, Kenneth E. Schmader, and E John Wherry. “Vaccine-induced boosting of influenza virus-specific CD4 T cells in younger and aged humans..” Plos One 8, no. 10 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0077164.

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Harpaz, Rafael, Maria A. Nagel, Kenneth Schmader, Stephen K. Tyring, and Barbara P. Yawn. “Roundtable on postherpetic neuralgia--what, why, how long, and what's next?.” Popul Health Manag 15, no. 6 (December 2012): 385–90. https://doi.org/10.1089/pop.2012.1562.

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Twersky, Jack, Terry Montgomery, Richard Sloane, Madeline Weiner, Susan Doyle, Kavita Mathur, Mary Francis, and Kenneth Schmader. “A randomized, controlled study to assess the effect of silk-like textiles and high-absorbency adult incontinence briefs on pressure ulcer prevention..” Ostomy Wound Manage 58, no. 12 (December 2012): 18–24.

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Scholars@Duke

Schmader, K. E., M. N. Oxman, M. J. Levin, G. Johnson, J. H. Zhang, R. Betts, V. A. Morrison, et al. “Persistence of the efficacy of zoster vaccine in the shingles prevention study and the short-term persistence substudy..” Clin Infect Dis 55, no. 10 (November 15, 2012): 1320–28. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis638.

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Abecassis, M., N. D. Bridges, C. J. Clancy, M. A. Dew, B. Eldadah, M. J. Englesbe, M. F. Flessner, et al. “Solid-organ transplantation in older adults: current status and future research..” Am J Transplant 12, no. 10 (October 2012): 2608–22. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04245.x.

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Nipp, Ryan, Richard Sloane, Arati V. Rao, Kenneth E. Schmader, and Harvey J. Cohen. “Role of pain medications, consultants, and other services in improved pain control of elderly adults with cancer in geriatric evaluation and management units..” J Am Geriatr Soc 60, no. 10 (October 2012): 1912–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04143.x.

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Hastings, Susan, Karen Stechuchak, Eugene Oddone, Morris Weinberger, Dana Tucker, William Knaack, and Kenneth Schmader. “Older veterans and emergency department discharge information..” Bmj Qual Saf 21, no. 10 (October 2012): 835–42. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000538.

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Schmader, K. E., M. J. Levin, S. Keay, I. S. F. Chan, P. W. Annunziato, and J. Parrino. “Reply to arroyo.” Clinical Infectious Diseases 55, no. 6 (September 1, 2012). https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis547.

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