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.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Walter L. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine · 2012 - Present Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Community & Population Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology · 2019 - Present Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Community & Population Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2014 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers
Education, Training & Certifications
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1992 M.P.H.
University of Pennsylvania · 1988 M.D.