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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

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." The New England Journal of Medicine 349, no. 16 (October 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 2003): 781-789.

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"GnRHa prior to surgery for uterine fibroids has beneficial effects before, during, and after surgery – meta-analysis." Evidence-based Obstetrics & Gynecology 5, no. 2 (June 2003): 74-76.

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Insinga, RP, Dasbach, EJ, and Myers, ER. "The health and economic burden of genital warts in a set of private health plans in the United States." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 36, no. 11 (June 2003): 1397-1403.

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Roth, TM, Gustilo-Ashby, T, Barber, MD, and Myers, ER. "Effects of race and clinical factors on short-term outcomes of abdominal myomectomy." Obstet Gynecol 101, no. 5 Pt 1 (May 2003): 881-884.

Scholars@Duke

Cantor, SB, Fahs, MC, Mandelblatt, JS, Myers, ER, Sanders, GD, and Follen, M. "Decision Science and Cervical Cancer." Cancer 98, no. 9 SUPPL. (2003): 2003-2008.

Scholars@Duke

Roth, TM, Gustilo-Ashby, T, Barber, MD, and Myers, ER. "Effects of race and clinical factors on short-term outcomes of abdominal myomectomy." Obstetrics and Gynecology 101, no. 5 (2003): 881-884.

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Farquhar, C, Brown, PM, Furness, S, and Myers, ER. "GnRHa treatment prior to surgery for uterine fibroids is not cost-effective." Evidence-based Obstetrics and Gynecology 5, no. 2 (2003): 75-76.

Scholars@Duke

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