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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

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


Silver, AL. "Tubal ligation, hysterectomy, and risk of ovarian cancer." JAMA 271, no. 16 (April 1994): 1235-. (Letter)

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Myers, ER, Clarke-Pearson, DL, Olt, GJ, Soper, JT, and Berchuck, A. "Preoperative coagulation testing on a gynecologic oncology service." Obstet Gynecol 83, no. 3 (March 1994): 438-444.


Myers, ER, Sondheimer, SJ, Freeman, EW, Strauss, JF, and Rickels, K. "Serum progesterone levels following vaginal administration of progesterone during the luteal phase." Fertil Steril 47, no. 1 (January 1987): 71-75.


Myers, E, Huh, WK, Wright, JD, and Smith, JS. "Corrigendum to "The current and future role of screening in the era of HPV vaccination" [Gynecol. Oncol. 109 (2008) S31-S39] (DOI:10.1016/j.ygyno.2008.02.001)." Gynecologic Oncology.

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