Dr. Myers

Ronald E. Myers, DSW, PhD

Contact Dr. Myers

834 Chestnut Street
The Franklin Building, Suite 314
Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-503-9506 fax


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

University Appointments

Director, Kimmel Cancer Center Cancer Prevention & Control

Director, Department of Medical Oncology, Division of Population Science

Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior  

Research & Clinical Interests

Dr. Ronald E. Myers received a D.S.W. in Social Welfare Policy in 1983 and a PhD 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.