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Cathleen Sellner Colon-Emeric

Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Geriatrics
Duke Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710
3502 Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710


Current research focuses on the epidemiology, prediction, and prevention of osteoporotic fractures in elderly persons, and in improving the quality of care delivered to residents in skilled nursing facilities. Ongoing projects include a large, administrative database study of osteoporosis screening in men, a randomized trial of different staff education strategies to improve fall prevention in nursing homes, and several clinical demonstration projects.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Medicine · 2017 - Present Medicine, Geriatrics, Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine · 2019 - Present Medicine, Geriatrics, Medicine
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development · 2003 - Present Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins University · 1994 M.D.