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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

Chou, R, Baker, WL, Bañez, LL, Iyer, S, Myers, ER, Newberry, S, Pincock, L, Robinson, KA, Sardenga, L, Sathe, N, Springs, S, and Wilt, TJ. "Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence-based Practice Center methods provide guidance on prioritization and selection of harms in systematic reviews." Journal of clinical epidemiology (February 2018). (Review)

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Dorth, JA, Lee, WR, Chino, J, Abouassaly, R, Ellis, RJ, and Myers, ER. "Cost-Effectiveness of Primary Radiation Therapy Versus Radical Prostatectomy for Intermediate- to High-Risk Prostate Cancer." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 100, no. 2 (February 2018): 383-390.

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Moss, HA, Berchuck, A, Neely, ML, Myers, ER, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Estimating Cost-effectiveness of a Multimodal Ovarian Cancer Screening Program in the United States: Secondary Analysis of the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS)." JAMA oncology 4, no. 2 (February 2018): 190-195.

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Moss, HA, Samimi, G, Havrilesky, LJ, Sherman, ME, and Myers, ER. "Estimating the number of potential family members eligible for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation testing in a "Traceback" approach." Genetic epidemiology 42, no. 1 (February 2018): 117-122.

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Al-Hendy, A, Myers, ER, and Stewart, E. "Uterine Fibroids: Burden and Unmet Medical Need." Seminars in reproductive medicine 35, no. 6 (November 3, 2017): 473-480.

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Pigott, T, Noyes, J, Umscheid, CA, Myers, E, Morton, SC, Fu, R, Sanders-Schmidler, GD, Devine, B, Murad, MH, Kelly, MP, Fonnesbeck, C, Kahwati, L, and Beretvas, SN. "AHRQ series on complex intervention systematic reviews-paper 5: advanced analytic methods." Journal of clinical epidemiology 90 (October 2017): 37-42.

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Gamble, C, Havrilesky, LJ, Myers, ER, Chino, JP, Hollenbeck, S, Plichta, JK, Kelly Marcom, P, Shelley Hwang, E, Kauff, ND, and Greenup, RA. "Cost Effectiveness of Risk-Reducing Mastectomy versus Surveillance in BRCA Mutation Carriers with a History of Ovarian Cancer." Annals of surgical oncology 24, no. 11 (October 2017): 3116-3123.

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Goldenholz, DM, Tharayil, J, Moss, R, Myers, E, and Theodore, WH. "Monte Carlo simulations of randomized clinical trials in epilepsy." Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 4, no. 8 (August 2017): 544-552.

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Samimi, G, Bernardini, MQ, Brody, LC, Caga-Anan, CF, Campbell, IG, Chenevix-Trench, G, Couch, FJ, Dean, M, de Hullu, JA, Domchek, SM, Drapkin, R, Spencer Feigelson, H, Friedlander, M, Gaudet, MM, Harmsen, MG, Hurley, K, James, PA, Kwon, JS, Lacbawan, F, Lheureux, S, Mai, PL, Mechanic, LE, Minasian, LM, Myers, ER, Robson, ME, Ramus, SJ, Rezende, LF, Shaw, PA, Slavin, TP, Swisher, EM, Takenaka, M, Bowtell, DD, and Sherman, ME. "Traceback: A Proposed Framework to Increase Identification and Genetic Counseling of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers Through Family-Based Outreach." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 35, no. 20 (July 2017): 2329-2337.

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Hall, RK, Myers, ER, Rosas, SE, O'Hare, AM, and Colón-Emeric, CS. "Choice of Hemodialysis Access in Older Adults: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 12, no. 6 (June 2017): 947-954.

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