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 zoster, influenza, 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 - Madison, 1983 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1980 - 1983
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 1980

Publications

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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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): e91713. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0091713.

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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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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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