Ronald E. Myers, DSW, PhD
The Franklin Building, Suite 314
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-9506 fax
Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications
- Factorial validity and invariance of a survey measuring psychosocial correlates of colorectal cancer screening in Ontario, Canada - A replication study
- Tailored navigation in colorectal cancer screening.
- The effect of HEDIS measurement of colorectal cancer screening on insurance plans in Pennsylvania
- Cost-effectiveness of targeted and tailored interventions on colorectal cancer screening use
- Patient preferences for colorectal cancer screening 
BS, Shippensburg University, History, 1972
MS, Shippensburg University, Counseling, 1977
DSW, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work, 1983
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Sociology, 1989
Director: Kimmel Cancer Center Cancer Prevention & Control
Director: Department of Medical Oncology, Division of Population Science
Professor Appointed: 2001
Professor: Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior Appointed: 2001
Research and Clinical Interests
Dr. Ronald E. Myers received a D.S.W. in Social Welfare Policy in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology in 1989 from the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition, Dr. Myers completed postdoctoral training in Behavioral Epidemiology at Fox Chase Cancer Center from 1983 to 1985. Dr. Myers conducted cancer prevention and control research in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia from 1985 to 1994. In 1994, Dr. Myers joined the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University and established a Cancer Prevention and Control Program. In 2001, Dr. Myers was appointed Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic and Preventive Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Myers has conducted cancer prevention, control, and population science research for over 20 years. He has been a principal investigator on a number of NIH-funded research grants and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field. His areas of expertise include patient adherence to cancer screening; physician follow-up of abnormal cancer screening test results; and informed and shared decision making in cancer screening, susceptibility testing and clinical trials participation. Currently, Dr. Myers leads a special populations project funded by the NCI Center for Reducing Cancer Health Disparities.