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Evan Robert Myers, MD

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Walter L. Thomas Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine
Campus Mail: 244 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 668-0296
Email: evan.myers@duke.edu

My research interests are broadly in the application of quantitative methods, especially mathematical modeling and decision analysis, to problems in women's health. Recent and current activities include integration of simulation modeling and systematic reviews to inform decisions surrounding cervical, ovarian, and breast cancer prevention and control, screening for postpartum depression, and management of uterine fibroids.    We are also engaged in exploring methods for integrating guidelines development and research prioritization.    In addition, I have ongoing collaborations using the tools of decision analysis with faculty in other clinical areas  Research is conducted through the Division of Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Evidence Synthesis Group in the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and the Duke Cancer Institute.  I'm also the course director for CRP 259, "Decision Sciences in Clinical Research", in Duke's Clinical Research Training Program.

Education and Training

  • Associate, Ob/Gyn, Duke University, 1992 - 1994
  • House Staff - Resident, Ob/Gyn, Duke University, 1988 - 1992
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Havrilesky, LJ, Sanders, GD, Kulasingam, S, Chino, JP, Berchuck, A, Marks, JR, and Myers, ER. "Development of an ovarian cancer screening decision model that incorporates disease heterogeneity: implications for potential mortality reduction." Cancer 117, no. 3 (February 1, 2011): 545-553.

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Aubuchon, M, Kunselman, AR, Schlaff, WD, Diamond, MP, Coutifaris, C, Carson, SA, Steinkampf, MP, Carr, BR, McGovern, PG, Cataldo, NA, Gosman, GG, Nestler, JE, Myers, ER, and Legro, RS. "Metformin and/or clomiphene do not adversely affect liver or renal function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome." Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 96, no. 10 (2011): E1645-E1649.

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Atashili, J, Smith, JS, Adimora, AA, Eron, J, Miller, WC, and Myers, E. "Potential impact of antiretroviral therapy and screening on cervical cancer mortality in HIV-positive women in sub-Saharan Africa: A simulation." PLoS ONE 6, no. 4 (2011).

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Swamy, GK, Reddick, KLB, Brouwer, RJN, Pollak, KI, and Myers, ER. "Smoking prevalence in early pregnancy: comparison of self-report and anonymous urine cotinine testing." The Journal of Maternal Fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 24, no. 1 (January 2011): 86-90.

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Wallace, AH, Havrilesky, LJ, Valea, FA, Barnett, JC, Berchuck, A, and Myers, ER. "Projecting the need for gynecologic oncologists for the next 40 years." Obstet Gynecol 116, no. 6 (December 2010): 1366-1372.

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Legro, RS, Schlaff, WD, Diamond, MP, Coutifaris, C, Casson, PR, Brzyski, RG, Christman, GM, Trussell, JC, Krawetz, SA, Snyder, PJ, Ohl, D, Carson, SA, Steinkampf, MP, Carr, BR, McGovern, PG, Cataldo, NA, Gosman, GG, Nestler, JE, Myers, ER, Santoro, N, Eisenberg, E, Zhang, M, Zhang, H, and Reproductive Medicine Network, . "Total testosterone assays in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: precision and correlation with hirsutism." The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 95, no. 12 (December 2010): 5305-5313.

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Pagidas, K, Carson, SA, McGovern, PG, Barnhart, HX, Myers, ER, Legro, RS, Diamond, MP, Carr, BR, Schlaff, WD, Coutifaris, C, Steinkampf, MP, Cataldo, NA, Nestler, JE, Gosman, G, Giudice, LC, and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-Reproductive Medicine Network, . "Body mass index and intercourse compliance." Fertil Steril 94, no. 4 (September 2010): 1447-1450.

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Barnett, JC, Judd, JP, Wu, JM, Scales, CD, Myers, ER, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Cost comparison among robotic, laparoscopic, and open hysterectomy for endometrial cancer." Obstet Gynecol 116, no. 3 (September 2010): 685-693.

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Pagidas, K, Carson, SA, McGovern, PG, Barnhart, HX, Myers, ER, Legro, RS, Diamond, MP, Carr, BR, Schlaff, WD, Coutifaris, C, Steinkampf, MP, Cataldo, NA, Nestler, JE, Gosman, G, Giudice, LC, and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-Reproductive Medicine Network, . "Intercourse compliance, ovulation, and treatment success in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-Reproductive Medicine Network's Pregnancy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PPCOS) Trial." Fertil Steril 94, no. 4 (September 2010): 1444-1446.

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Havrilesky, LJ, Krivak, TC, Mucenski, JW, and Myers, ER. "Impact of a chemoresponse assay on treatment costs for recurrent ovarian cancer." Am J Obstet Gynecol 203, no. 2 (August 2010): 160.e1-160.e7.

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