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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

Grotegut, CA, Kuklina, EV, Anstrom, KJ, Heine, RP, Callaghan, WM, Myers, ER, and James, AH. "Factors associated with the change in prevalence of cardiomyopathy at delivery in the period 2000-2009: A population-based prevalence study." BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 121, no. 11 (2014): 1386-1394.

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Ekwueme, DU, Uzunangelov, VJ, Hoerger, TJ, Miller, JW, Saraiya, M, Benard, VB, Hall, IJ, Royalty, J, Li, C, and Myers, ER. "Impact of the national breast and cervical cancer early detection program on cervical cancer mortality among uninsured low-income women in the U.S., 1991-2007." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 47, no. 3 (January 1, 2014): 300-308. (Review)

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Myers, ER. "Outcomes of donor oocyte cycles in assisted reproduction." JAMA 310, no. 22 (December 11, 2013): 2403-2404.

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Moorman, PG, Havrilesky, LJ, Gierisch, JM, Coeytaux, RR, Lowery, WJ, Peragallo Urrutia, R, Dinan, M, McBroom, AJ, Hasselblad, V, Sanders, GD, and Myers, ER. "Oral contraceptives and risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer among high-risk women: a systematic review and meta-analysis." J Clin Oncol 31, no. 33 (November 20, 2013): 4188-4198. (Review)

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Havrilesky, LJ, Myers, ER, and Thomas, WL. "In reply." Obstet Gynecol 122, no. 5 (November 2013): 1114-. (Letter)

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Havrilesky, LJ, Myers, ER, and Thomas, WL. "Oral Contraceptive Pills as Primary Prevention for Ovarian Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Reply." OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 122, no. 5 (November 2013): 1114-1114.

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Gierisch, JM, Coeytaux, RR, Urrutia, RP, Havrilesky, LJ, Moorman, PG, Lowery, WJ, Dinan, M, McBroom, AJ, Hasselblad, V, Sanders, GD, and Myers, ER. "Oral contraceptive use and risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, and endometrial cancers: a systematic review." Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22, no. 11 (November 2013): 1931-1943. (Review)

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Barnett, JC, Alvarez Secord, A, Cohn, DE, Leath, CA, Myers, ER, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Cost effectiveness of alternative strategies for incorporating bevacizumab into the primary treatment of ovarian cancer." Cancer 119, no. 20 (October 15, 2013): 3653-3661.

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Dorth, JA, Lee, WR, and Myers, ER. "A Decision Analysis of Primary Radiation Therapy and Androgen Deprivation Therapy Versus Radical Prostatectomy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer." October 1, 2013.

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Havrilesky, LJ, Chino, JP, and Myers, ER. "How much is another randomized trial of lymph node dissection in endometrial cancer worth? A value of information analysis." Gynecol Oncol 131, no. 1 (October 2013): 140-146.

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