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 Philadelphia. In addition, Dr. Myers completed postdoctoral training in Behavioral Epidemiology at Fox Chase Cancer Center from 1983 to 1985. Dr. Myers was appointed as an Associate Member, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia from 1985 to 1994.
In 1994, Dr. Myers joined the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as the Associate Director for Population Science. In 2001, Dr. Myers was appointed Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic and Preventive Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He currently serves as Professor and Director of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Myers is a Past Chair, Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Cancer Control Consortium. He has conducted cancer prevention and control research for 27 years, has been principal investigator on more than 20 peer-reviewed 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, informed decision making in cancer susceptibility testing and in cancer clinical trials participation.
Dr. Myers has led a community engagement in research project funded by the NCI Center for Reducing Cancer Health Disparities, a CDC-funded project on informed decision making about prostate cancer screening, and an NCI-funded study of targeted and tailored patient interventions designed to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in primary care practices. His most recent research projects include an NCI-funded study to assess the impact of gene-environment risk assessment related to CRC screening, an NCI-funded study of tailored navigation in CRC screening in primary care, an American Cancer Society-funded study of CRC screening among African Americans, and PCORI-funded study of CRC screening among Hispanics.