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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

Coutifaris, C, Myers, ER, Guzick, DS, Diamond, MP, Carson, SA, Legro, RS, McGovern, PG, Schlaff, WD, Carr, BR, Steinkampf, MP, Silva, S, Vogel, DL, Leppert, PC, and NICHD National Cooperative Reproductive Medicine Network, . "Histological dating of timed endometrial biopsy tissue is not related to fertility status." Fertility and Sterility 82, no. 5 (November 2004): 1264-1272.

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Myers, ER, Silva, S, Barnhart, K, Groben, PA, Richardson, MS, Robboy, SJ, Leppert, P, Coutifaris, C, and NICHD National Cooperative Reproductive Medicine Network, . "Interobserver and intraobserver variability in the histological dating of the endometrium in fertile and infertile women." Fertil Steril 82, no. 5 (November 2004): 1278-1282.

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Sama, AA, Khan, SN, Myers, ER, Huang, RC, Cammisa, FP, Sandhu, HS, and Lane, JM. "High-dose alendronate uncouples osteoclast and osteoblast function: a study in a rat spine pseudarthrosis model." Clin Orthop Relat Res, no. 425 (August 2004): 135-142.

Scholars@Duke

Legro, RS, and Myers, E. "Surrogate end-points or primary outcomes in clinical trials in women with polycystic ovary syndrome?." Hum Reprod 19, no. 8 (August 2004): 1697-1704. (Review)

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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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