Evan Robert Myers

Evan Robert Myers
Walter L. Thomas Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine
Third Year Mentor - Clinical Research Study Program (CRSP)
Third Year Mentor - Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology Study Program (MIDIP)
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

  • University of Pennsylvania, M.D. 1988
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.P.H. 1992
  • Duke University, House Staff - Resident, Ob/Gyn
  • Duke University, Associate, Ob/Gyn

Selected Grants and Awards


A branching process model of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage, rendering the possibility of cure unlikely. To date, no cost-effective screening test has proven effective for reducing mortality.