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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

de Sanjose, S, Wheeler, CM, Quint, WGV, Hunt, WC, Joste, NE, Alemany, L, Bosch, FX, Retrospective International Survey and HPV Time Trends Study Group, , Myers, ER, and Castle, PE. "Age-specific occurrence of HPV16- and HPV18-related cervical cancer." Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22, no. 7 (July 2013): 1313-1318.

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Havrilesky, LJ, Moorman, PG, Lowery, WJ, Gierisch, JM, Coeytaux, RR, Urrutia, RP, Dinan, M, McBroom, AJ, Hasselblad, V, Sanders, GD, and Myers, ER. "Oral contraceptive pills as primary prevention for ovarian cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Obstet Gynecol 122, no. 1 (July 2013): 139-147. (Review)

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Jewell, EL, Smrtka, M, Broadwater, G, Valea, F, Davis, DM, Nolte, KC, Valea, R, Myers, ER, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Preference-based utility scores for adverse events associated with the treatment of gynecologic cancers." Int J Gynecol Cancer 23, no. 6 (July 2013): 1158-1166.

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Secord, AA, Barnett, JC, Ledermann, JA, Peterson, BL, Myers, ER, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Cost-effectiveness of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation testing to target PARP inhibitor use in platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer." Int J Gynecol Cancer 23, no. 5 (June 2013): 846-852.

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Havrilesky, LJ, Gierisch, JM, Moorman, PG, Coeytaux, RR, Urrutia, RP, Lowery, WJ, Dinan, M, McBroom, AJ, Wing, L, Musty, MD, Lallinger, KR, Hasselblad, V, Sanders, GD, and Myers, ER. "Oral contraceptive use for the primary prevention of ovarian cancer." Evidence report/technology assessment, no. 212 (June 2013): 1-514. (Review)

Scholars@Duke

Luley, T, Fitzpatrick, CB, Grotegut, CA, Hocker, MB, Myers, ER, and Brown, HL. "Perinatal implications of motor vehicle accident trauma during pregnancy: identifying populations at risk." Am J Obstet Gynecol 208, no. 6 (June 2013): 466.e1-466.e5.

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Brezina, PR, Shah, AA, Myers, ER, Huang, A, and DeCherney, AH. "How Obamacare Will Impact Reproductive Health." SEMINARS IN REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE 31, no. 3 (May 2013): 189-197.

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Kulasingam, SL, Havrilesky, LJ, Ghebre, R, and Myers, ER. "Screening for cervical cancer: a modeling study for the US Preventive Services Task Force." J Low Genit Tract Dis 17, no. 2 (April 2013): 193-202.

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Moorman, PG, Leppert, P, Myers, ER, and Wang, F. "Comparison of characteristics of fibroids in African American and white women undergoing premenopausal hysterectomy." Fertil Steril 99, no. 3 (March 1, 2013): 768-776.e1.

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Weidner, AC, Wu, JM, Kawasaki, A, and Myers, ER. "Computer modeling informs study design: vaginal estrogen to prevent mesh erosion after different routes of prolapse surgery." Int Urogynecol J 24, no. 3 (March 2013): 441-445.

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