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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

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

Arredondo, EM, Pollak, KI, Costanzo, P, McNeilly, M, and Myers, E. "Primary care residents' characteristics and motives for providing differential medical treatment of cervical cancer screening." Journal of the National Medical Association 95, no. 7 (2003): 577-584.

Scholars@Duke

Myers, ER. "Uterine artery embolization: what more do we need to know?." Obstet Gynecol 100, no. 5 Pt 1 (November 2002): 847-848.

Scholars@Duke

Maxwell, GL, Carlson, JW, Ochoa, M, Krivak, T, Rose, GS, and Myers, ER. "Costs and effectiveness of alternative strategies for cervical cancer screening in military beneficiaries." Obstet Gynecol 100, no. 4 (October 2002): 740-748.

Scholars@Duke

Visco, AG, Barber, MD, and Myers, ER. "Early physician experience with laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy and rates of surgical complications and conversion to laparotomy." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 187, no. 4 (October 2002): 1008-1012.

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Myers, ER, Barber, MD, Gustilo-Ashby, T, Couchman, G, Matchar, DB, and McCrory, DC. "Management of uterine leiomyomata: what do we really know?." Obstetrics and Gynecology 100, no. 1 (July 2002): 8-17. (Review)

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Pollak, KI, Yarnall, KSH, Rimer, BK, Lipkus, I, and Lyna, PR. "Factors associated with patient-recalled smoking cessation advice in a low-income clinic." Journal of the National Medical Association 94, no. 5 (May 2002): 354-363.

Scholars@Duke

Myers, ER, Blumrick, R, Christian, AL, Santanu Datta, S, Gray, RN, Kolimaga, JT, Livingston, E, Lukes, A, Matchar, DB, and McCrory, DC. "Management of prolonged pregnancy." Evidence report/technology assessment (Summary), no. 53 (March 2002): 1-6. (Review)

Scholars@Duke

Pollak, KI, Arredondo, EM, Yarnall, KSH, Lipkus, I, Myers, E, McNeilly, M, and Costanzo, P. "Influence of stereotyping in smoking cessation counseling by primary care residents." Ethn Dis 12, no. 4 (2002): 578-585.

Scholars@Duke

Myers, ER. "Mathematical models as research tools for HPV disease." Papillomavirus Report 13, no. 5 (2002): 141-144.

Scholars@Duke

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