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

Schmader, KE, Levin, MJ, Keay, S, Chan, ISF, Annunziato, PW, and Parrino, J. "Reply to Arroyo." Clinical Infectious Diseases 55, no. 6 (September 15, 2012): 889-890.

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Supiano, MA, Alessi, C, Chernoff, R, Goldberg, A, Morley, JE, Schmader, KE, Shay, K, and GRECC Directors Association, . "Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers: translating aging research into clinical geriatrics." J Am Geriatr Soc 60, no. 7 (July 2012): 1347-1356.

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22703441
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Dale, W, Mohile, SG, Eldadah, BA, Trimble, EL, Schilsky, RL, Cohen, HJ, Muss, HB, Schmader, KE, Ferrell, B, Extermann, M, Nayfield, SG, Hurria, A, and Cancer and Aging Research Group, . "Biological, clinical, and psychosocial correlates at the interface of cancer and aging research." Journal of the National Cancer Institute 104, no. 8 (April 2012): 581-589.

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22457474
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Schmader, KE, Levin, MJ, Gnann, JW, McNeil, SA, Vesikari, T, Betts, RF, Keay, S, Stek, JE, Bundick, ND, Su, S-C, Zhao, Y, Li, X, Chan, ISF, Annunziato, PW, and Parrino, J. "Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of herpes zoster vaccine in persons aged 50-59 years." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 54, no. 7 (April 2012): 922-928.

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22291101
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Drolet, M, Levin, MJ, Schmader, KE, Johnson, R, Oxman, MN, Patrick, D, Fournier, SO, Mansi, JA, and Brisson, M. "Employment related productivity loss associated with herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia: a 6-month prospective study." Vaccine 30, no. 12 (March 2012): 2047-2050.

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22285632
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Harpaz, R, Nagel, MA, Schmader, K, Tyring, SK, and Yawn, BP. "Roundtable on postherpetic Neuralgia-what, why, how long, and what's next?." Population Health Management 15, no. 6 (2012): 385-390.

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23088665
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Ma, L, White, RR, Narayanan, S, and Schmader, KE. "Economic burden of herpes zoster among skilled nursing facility residents in the United States." J Am Med Dir Assoc 13, no. 1 (January 2012): 54-59.

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21450176
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Horney, C, Schmader, K, Sanders, LL, Heflin, M, Ragsdale, L, McConnell, E, Hocker, M, and Hastings, SN. "Health care utilization before and after an outpatient ED visit in older people." Am J Emerg Med 30, no. 1 (January 2012): 135-142.

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21216555
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Gharacholou, SM, Sloane, R, Cohen, HJ, and Schmader, KE. "Geriatric inpatient units in the care of hospitalized frail adults with a history of heart failure." International Journal of Gerontology 6, no. 2 (2012): 112-116.

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Hastings, S, Stechuchak, K, Oddone, E, Weinberger, M, Tucker, D, Knaack, W, and Schmader, K. "Older veterans and emergency department discharge information." BMJ Quality and Safety 21, no. 10 (2012): 835-842.

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22556309
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