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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 Clinical and Epidemiological Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Evidence Synthesis Group in the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and the Duke Cancer Institute.

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

Worni, M, Akushevich, I, Greenup, R, Sarma, D, Ryser, MD, Myers, ER, and Hwang, ES. "Trends in Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ." Journal of the National Cancer Institute 107, no. 12 (December 2015): djv263-.

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Myers, ER, Moorman, P, Gierisch, JM, Havrilesky, LJ, Grimm, LJ, Ghate, S, Davidson, B, Mongtomery, RC, Crowley, MJ, McCrory, DC, Kendrick, A, and Sanders, GD. "Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review." JAMA 314, no. 15 (October 2015): 1615-1634. (Review)

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Ting, J, Smith, JS, and Myers, ER. "Cost-Effectiveness of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Testing With Messenger RNA Versus DNA Under United States Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening." Journal of lower genital tract disease 19, no. 4 (October 2015): 333-339.

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Myers, ER. "How Should We Estimate the Cost-effectiveness of Interventions That Affect Reproduction?." Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making 35, no. 7 (October 2015): 812-814.

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Franke, KM, Mendelsohn, AB, Brinkley, E, Velentgas, P, Wang, T, Myers, ER, and Lang, K. "Comparing Patient-centered Outcomes after Uterus-conserving Procedures for Uterine Fibroids Using a Linked Electronic Medical Record (EMR)-claims Database." PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY 24 (September 2015): 357-357.

Scholars@Duke

Dottino, JA, Cliby, WA, Myers, ER, Bristow, RE, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Improving NCCN guideline-adherent care for ovarian cancer: Value of an intervention." Gynecologic oncology 138, no. 3 (September 2015): 694-699.

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Hayes, MG, Urbanek, M, Ehrmann, DA, Armstrong, LL, Lee, JY, Sisk, R, Karaderi, T, Barber, TM, McCarthy, MI, Franks, S, Lindgren, CM, Welt, CK, Diamanti-Kandarakis, E, Panidis, D, Goodarzi, MO, Azziz, R, Zhang, Y, James, RG, Olivier, M, Kissebah, AH, Reproductive Medicine Network, , Stener-Victorin, E, Legro, RS, and Dunaif, A. "Genome-wide association of polycystic ovary syndrome implicates alterations in gonadotropin secretion in European ancestry populations." Nature communications 6 (August 18, 2015): 7502-.

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Ryser, MD, McGoff, K, Herzog, DP, Sivakoff, DJ, and Myers, ER. "Impact of coverage-dependent marginal costs on optimal HPV vaccination strategies." Epidemics 11 (June 2015): 32-47.

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Dieter, AA, Willis-Gray, MG, Weidner, AC, Visco, AG, and Myers, ER. "Vaginal native tissue repair versus transvaginal mesh repair for apical prolapse: how utilizing different methods of analysis affects the estimated trade-off between reoperation for mesh exposure/erosion and reoperation for recurrent prolapse." International urogynecology journal 26, no. 5 (May 2015): 721-727.

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Havrilesky, LJ, Dinan, M, Sfakianos, GP, Curtis, LH, Barnett, JC, Van Gorp, T, and Myers, ER. "Costs, Effectiveness, and Workload Impact of Management Strategies for Women With an Adnexal Mass." Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 70, no. 4 (April 2015): 253-255.

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