Evan Robert Myers
Walter L. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine

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 Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in the application of quantitative methods, including decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, systematic review, and mathematical modeling to clinical, epidemiological, and policy questions in women's health.   Other work includes design and conduct of observational studies, especially in gynecological surgery and management of uterine fibroids.

As Vice Chair for Reproductive Risks for the Duke IRB, I am also interested in developing evidence-based procedures and policies to encourage safe enrollment of women, including pregnant women, into clinical trials.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 244 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710
  • Box 3279 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

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