Patricia Gripka Moorman

Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 602, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 681-4557

Dr. Moorman's research focuses on the epidemiology of women's health issues. Her work includes research on ovarian cancer, breast cancer and hysterectomy. Areas of particular interest include disparities in cancer risk factors and outcomes and the effects of hysterectomy on ovarian function.  As part of the Duke Evidence Synthesis group, she has also been involved in systematic reviews and meta-analyses related to ovarian cancer, breast cancer and infertility.

Education and Training

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S.P.H. 1989
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. 1993


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Rockhill B, Moorman PG, Newman B. Age at menarche, time to regular cycling, and breast cancer (North Carolina, United States). Cancer Causes Control. 1998 Aug;9(4):447-453. PubMed PMID: 9794178.

Moorman PG, Hulka BS, Hiatt RA, Krieger N, Newman B, Vogelman JH, Orentreich N. Association between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and breast cancer varies by menopausal status. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1998 Jun;7(6):483-488. PubMed PMID: 9641492.

Millikan RC, Pittman GS, Newman B, Tse CK, Selmin O, Rockhill B, Savitz D, Moorman PG, Bell DA. Cigarette smoking, N-acetyltransferases 1 and 2, and breast cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1998 May;7(5):371-378. PubMed PMID: 9610785.

Newman B, Mu H, Butler LM, Millikan RC, Moorman PG, King MC. Frequency of breast cancer attributable to BRCA1 in a population-based series of American women. JAMA. 1998 Mar 25;279(12):915-921. PubMed PMID: 9544765.

Aldrich TE, Vann D, Moorman PG, Newman B. Rapid reporting of cancer incidence in a population-based study of breast cancer: one constructive use of a central cancer registry. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 1995 Jul;35(1):61-64. PubMed PMID: 7612905.

Newman B, Moorman PG, Millikan R, Qaqish BF, Geradts J, Aldrich TE, Liu ET. The Carolina Breast Cancer Study: integrating population-based epidemiology and molecular biology. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 1995 Jul;35(1):51-60. PubMed PMID: 7612904.

Moorman PG, Hulka BS. Menopausal Hormones and the Risk of Breast Cancer. The Endocrinologist. 1992 May;2(3):189-194.

Moorman PG, Hames CG, Tyroler HA. Socioeconomic status and morbidity and mortality in hypertensive blacks. Cardiovasc Clin. 1991;21(3):179-194. PubMed PMID: 1828391. (Review)