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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

Rankins, NC, Secord, AA, Jewell, E, Havrilesky, LJ, Soper, JT, and Myers, E. "Cost-effectiveness of adjuvant radiotherapy in intermediate risk endometrial cancer." Gynecol Oncol 106, no. 2 (August 2007): 388-393.

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Insinga, RP, Glass, AG, Myers, ER, and Rush, BB. "Abnormal outcomes following cervical cancer screening: event duration and health utility loss." Med Decis Making 27, no. 4 (July 2007): 414-422.

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Wu, JM, Visco, AG, Weidner, AC, and Myers, ER. "Is Burch colposuspension ever cost-effective compared with tension-free vaginal tape for stress incontinence?." Am J Obstet Gynecol 197, no. 1 (July 2007): 62.e1-62.e5.

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Legro, RS, Myers, ER, and Med, CMR. "Treatment of infertility in the polycystic ovary syndrome - Reply." NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 356, no. 19 (May 10, 2007): 2000-2001.

Scholars@Duke

Legro, RS, Barnhart, HX, Schlaff, WD, Carr, BR, Diamond, MP, Carson, SA, Steinkampf, MP, Coutifaris, C, McGovern, PG, Cataldo, NA, Gosman, GG, Nestler, JE, Giudice, LC, Leppert, PC, Myers, ER, and Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network, . "Clomiphene, metformin, or both for infertility in the polycystic ovary syndrome." N Engl J Med 356, no. 6 (February 8, 2007): 551-566.

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McGovern, PG, Legro, RS, Myers, ER, Barnhart, HX, Carson, SA, Diamond, MP, Carr, BR, Schlaff, WD, Coutifaris, C, Steinkampf, MP, Nestler, JE, Gosman, G, Leppert, PC, Giudice, LC, and National Institutes for Child Health and Human Development-Reproductive Medicine Network, . "Utility of screening for other causes of infertility in women with "known" polycystic ovary syndrome." Fertil Steril 87, no. 2 (February 2007): 442-444.

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Villa, LL, Perez, G, Kjær, SK, Paavonen, J, Lehtinen, M, Muñoz, N, Sigurdsson, K, Hernandez-Avila, M, Iversen, OE, Thoresen, S, García, PJ, Majewski, S, Eng, HT, Bosch, FX, Dillner, J, Olsson, S-E, Ault, KA, Brown, DR, Ferris, DG, Koutsky, LA, Kurman, RJ, Myers, ER, Barr, E, Boslego, J, Bryan, J, Esser, MT, Hesley, TM, Nelson, M, Railkar, R, James, M, Sattler, C, Taddeo, FJ, Thornton, AR, and Vuocolo, SC. "Prophylactic efficacy of a quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in women with virological evidence of HPV Infection." Journal of Infectious Diseases 196, no. 10 (2007): 1438-1446.

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Villa, LL, Perez, G, Kjaer, SK, Paavonen, J, Lehtinen, M, Muñoz, N, Sigurdsson, K, Hernandez-Avila, M, Skjeldestad, FE, Thoresen, S, García, P, Majewski, S, Dillner, J, Olsson, S-E, Eng, HT, Bosch, FX, Ault, KA, Brown, DR, Ferris, DG, Koutsky, LA, Kurman, RJ, Myers, ER, Barr, E, Boslego, J, Bryan, J, Esser, MT, Gause, CK, Hesley, TM, Lupinacci, LC, Sings, HL, Taddeo, FJ, and Thornton, AR. "Quadrivalent vaccine against human papillomavirus to prevent high-grade cervical lesions." New England Journal of Medicine 356, no. 19 (2007): 1915-1927.

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Myers, ER. "Response to Letter to the Editor." Contraception 75, no. 4 (2007): 323--.

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Legro, RS, and Myers, ER. "The authors reply [5]." New England Journal of Medicine 356, no. 19 (2007): 2000-2001.

Scholars@Duke

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