Ed Schneider, MD

Title(s)Dean Emeritus, Professor of Gerontology, Medicine and Biology
SchoolSchool of Gerontology
AddressGER 238
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0191
Phone+1 213 740 8245
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    Edward Schneider, M.D. is a Professor of Gerontology at the Andrus Gerontology Center and a Professor of Medicine at the USC School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in Biological Sciences and Molecular Biology. Before coming to USC in 1986, Dr. Schneider was the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging and the Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging. Dr. Schneider’s research interests include: polypharmacy, geriatrics and health care costs of an aging population. Dr. Schneider was the first recipient of the William and Sylvia Kugel Chair of Gerontology. Dr. Schneider is the chairperson of the Los Angeles Elder Abuse Forensic Center Advisory Committee and is involved in elder abuse litigation.

    Professor Edward Schneider and his team are looking at ways to reduce drug usage by older Americans because the more medications a person takes, the greater risk of drug-drug interactions or adverse drug reactions. Each year, 175,000 older adults, ages 65 and above are seen in Emergency Departments due to adverse drug reactions. About 15% of all hospitalizations in those 65 and older are due to drug reactions. Each year, 106,000 seniors die from drug problems.

    Professor Schneider is engaged in several clinical studies at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging. In his initial study, he demonstrated that it was possible to wean patients off anti-hypertensive medications to reduce their risk of falls and other side effects. He is now exploring reducing the use of other common medications taken by older persons.

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    1. Polypharmacy: A Continuing Challenge to Clinicians. Clin Geriatr Med. 2022 11; 38(4):xi-xiii. Schneider E, Koretz BK. PMID: 36210089.
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    2. A Prospective 12-Month Study of Prescriptions in Long-Term Care Nursing Facility Residents. Sr Care Pharm. 2019 Mar 01; 34(3):206-214. Schneider EL, Kim JK, Hyun D, Lobana A, Smith R, Shmaeff R, Hoffman J, Oganesyan A, Appleby K. PMID: 31155027.
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    3. Pilot study to examine the effects of indoor daylight exposure on depression and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in people living with dementia in long-term care communities. Clin Interv Aging. 2018; 13:1071-1077. Konis K, Mack WJ, Schneider EL. PMID: 29881263; PMCID: PMC5985798.
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    4. Pollen structure and development in Nymphaeales: insights into character evolution in an ancient angiosperm lineage. Am J Bot. 2015 Oct; 102(10):1685-702. Taylor ML, Cooper RL, Schneider EL, Osborn JM. PMID: 26419810.
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    5. Perspectives: should older patients be screened for colorectal cancer? Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Dec; 58(12):3643-5. Buxbaum J, Schneider E. PMID: 24129641.
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    6. Reevaluating the use of antihypertensive medications, a first step toward reducing polypharmacy in very old patients. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2010 Aug; 12(8):621-4. Campese V, Schneider EL. PMID: 20695939; PMCID: PMC8816434.
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    7. Adverse drug responses: An increasing threat to the well-being of older patients: Comment on "Development and validation of a score to assess risk of adverse drug reactions among in-hospital patients 65 years or older". Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jul 12; 170(13):1148-9. Schneider EL, Campese VM. PMID: 20625023.
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    8. Xylem of early angiosperms: Nuphar (Nymphaeaceae) has novel tracheid microstructure1. Am J Bot. 2009 Jan; 96(1):207-15. Carlquist S, Schneider EL, Hellquist CB. PMID: 21628184.
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    9. Origins and nature of vessels in monocotyledons: 8. Orchidaceae. Am J Bot. 2006 Jul; 93(7):963-71. Carlquist S, Schneider EL. PMID: 21642160.
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    10. Cryptic species in an endangered pondweed community (Potamogeton, Potamogetonaceae) revealed by AFLP markers. Am J Bot. 2004 Dec; 91(12):2022-9. Whittall JB, Hellquist CB, Schneider EL, Hodges SA. PMID: 21652351.
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    11. A tribute to Edward L. Schneider. Interview by Val J. Halamandaris. Caring. 2003 May; 22(5):32-6, 38, 40-1. Schneider EL. PMID: 12802856.
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    12. Relationship between in vivo age and in vitro aging: assessment of 669 cell cultures derived from members of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2002 Jun; 57(6):B239-46. Smith JR, Venable S, Roberts TW, Metter EJ, Monticone R, Schneider EL. PMID: 12023260.
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    13. The tracheid-vessel element transition in angiosperms involves multiple independent features: cladistic consequences. Am J Bot. 2002 Feb; 89(2):185-95. Carlquist S, Schneider EL. PMID: 21669726.
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    14. Aging in the third millennium. Science. 1999 Feb 05; 283(5403):796-7. Schneider EL. PMID: 10049123.
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