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

Hastings, S Nicole, Valerie A. Smith, Morris Weinberger, Kenneth E. Schmader, Maren K. Olsen, and Eugene Z. Oddone. “Emergency department visits in Veterans Affairs medical facilities..” Am J Manag Care 17, no. 6 Spec No. (June 1, 2011): e215–23.

PMID
21756015
Scholars@Duke

Hastings, S. N., V. A. Smith, M. Weinberger, K. E. Schmader, M. K. Olsen, and E. Z. Oddone. “Emergency department visits in veterans affairs medical facilities.” American Journal of Managed Care 17, no. 6 (June 1, 2011).

Scholars@Duke

Steinman, Michael A., Joseph T. Hanlon, Richard J. Sloane, W John Boscardin, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Do geriatric conditions increase risk of adverse drug reactions in ambulatory elders? Results from the VA GEM Drug Study..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 66, no. 4 (April 2011): 444–51. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glq236.

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21321003
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Kaye, Keith S., Dror Marchaim, Ting-Yi Chen, Teena Chopra, Deverick J. Anderson, Yong Choi, Richard Sloane, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Predictors of nosocomial bloodstream infections in older adults..” J Am Geriatr Soc 59, no. 4 (April 2011): 622–27. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03289.x.

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21366545
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Hastings, Susan N., Amanda Barrett, Morris Weinberger, Eugene Z. Oddone, Luna Ragsdale, Michael Hocker, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Older patients' understanding of emergency department discharge information and its relationship with adverse outcomes..” J Patient Saf 7, no. 1 (March 2011): 19–25. https://doi.org/10.1097/PTS.0b013e31820c7678.

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21921863
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Hanlon, Joseph T., Richard J. Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, and Kenneth E. Schmader. “Association of adverse drug reactions with drug-drug and drug-disease interactions in frail older outpatients..” Age Ageing 40, no. 2 (March 2011): 274–77. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afq158.

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21177281
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Anderson, Sharon, Basil Eldadah, Jeffrey B. Halter, William R. Hazzard, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Frances McFarland Horne, Paul L. Kimmel, et al. “Acute kidney injury in older adults..” J Am Soc Nephrol 22, no. 1 (January 2011): 28–38. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2010090934.

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21209252
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