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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

James, A, Matchar, DB, and Myers, ER. "Testing for von Willebrand disease in women with menorrhagia: a systematic review." Obstet Gynecol 104, no. 2 (August 2004): 381-388. (Review)

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Fretts, RC, Elkin, EB, Myers, ER, and Heffner, LJ. "Should older women have antepartum testing to prevent unexplained stillbirth?." Obstet Gynecol 104, no. 1 (July 2004): 56-64.

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Dainty, L, Maxwell, GL, Clarke-Pearson, DL, and Myers, ER. "Cost-effectiveness of combination thromboembolism prophylaxis in gynecologic oncology surgery." Gynecol Oncol 93, no. 2 (May 2004): 366-373.

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McGovern, PG, Myers, ER, Silva, S, Coutifaris, C, Carson, SA, Legro, RS, Schlaff, WD, Carr, BR, Steinkampf, MP, Giudice, LC, Leppert, PC, and Diamond, MP. "Absence of secretory endometrium after false positive home urine luteinizing hormone testing." February 2004.

Scholars@Duke

Myers, ER. "A test can be reproducible but still not useful." Fertility and Sterility 82, no. 5 (2004): 1299--.

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Sawaya, GF, McConnell, KJ, Kulasingam, SL, Lawson, HW, Kerlikowske, K, Melnikow, J, Lee, NC, Gildengorin, G, Myers, ER, Washington, AE, Franco, EL, and Duarte-Franco, EF. "Screening every three years, instead of annually, would result in a small increase in risk of cervical cancer." Evidence-based Obstetrics and Gynecology 6, no. 4 (2004): 204-205.

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Myers, ER. "Screening for bacterial vaginosis to prevent preterm birth: assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness." Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83, no. 1 (January 2004): 2-3.

Scholars@Duke

Cantor, SB, Fahs, MC, Mandelblatt, JS, Myers, ER, and Sanders, GD. "Decision science and cervical cancer." Cancer 98, no. 9 Suppl (November 1, 2003): 2003-2008.

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Sawaya, GF, McConnell, KJ, Kulasingam, SL, Lawson, HW, Kerlikowske, K, Melnikow, J, Lee, NC, Gildengorin, G, Myers, ER, and Washington, AE. "Risk of cervical cancer associated with extending the interval between cervical-cancer screenings." N Engl J Med 349, no. 16 (October 16, 2003): 1501-1509.

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Kulasingam, SL, and Myers, ER. "Potential health and economic impact of adding a human papillomavirus vaccine to screening programs." JAMA 290, no. 6 (August 13, 2003): 781-789.

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