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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Qin B, Moorman PG, Alberg AJ, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Bondy M, Cote ML, Funkhouser E, Peters ES, Schwartz AG, Terry P, Schildkraut JM, Bandera EV. Dietary carbohydrate intake, glycaemic load, glycaemic index and ovarian cancer risk in African-American women. The British journal of nutrition. 2016 Feb;115(4):694-702. PubMed PMID: 26669283.

Bolton KL, Tyrer J, Song H, Ramus SJ, Notaridou M, Jones C, Sher T, Gentry-Maharaj A, Wozniak E, Tsai Y-Y, Weidhaas J, Paik D, Van Den Berg DJ, Stram DO, Pearce CL, Wu AH, Brewster W, Anton-Culver H, Ziogas A, Narod SA, Levine DA, Kaye SB, Brown R, Paul J, Flanagan J, Sieh W, McGuire V, Whittemore AS, Campbell I, Gore ME, Lissowska J, Yang HP, Medrek K, Gronwald J, Lubinski J, Jakubowska A, Le ND, Cook LS, Kelemen LE, Brooks-Wilson A, Massuger LFAG, Kiemeney LA, Aben KKH, van Altena AM, Houlston R, Tomlinson I, Palmieri RT, Moorman PG, Schildkraut J, Iversen ES, Phelan C, Vierkant RA, Cunningham JM, Goode EL, Fridley BL, Kruger-Kjaer S, Blaeker J, Hogdall E, Hogdall C, Gross J, Karlan BY, Ness RB, Edwards RP, Odunsi K, Moyisch KB, Baker JA, Modugno F, Heikkinenen T, Butzow R, Nevanlinna H, Leminen A, Bogdanova N, Antonenkova N, Doerk T, Hillemanns P, Dürst M, Runnebaum I, Thompson PJ, Carney ME, Goodman MT, Lurie G, Wang-Gohrke S, Hein R, Chang-Claude J, Rossing MA, Cushing-Haugen KL, Doherty J, Chen C, Rafnar T, Besenbacher S, Sulem P, Stefansson K, Birrer MJ, Terry KL, Hernandez D, Cramer DW, Vergote I, Amant F, Lambrechts D, Despierre E, Fasching PA, Beckmann MW, Thiel FC, Ekici AB, Chen X, Johnatty SE, Webb PM, Beesley J, Chanock S, Garcia-Closas M, Sellers T, Easton DF, Berchuck A, Chenevix-Trench G, Pharoah PDP, Gayther SA. Erratum: Corrigendum: Common variants at 19p13 are associated with susceptibility to ovarian cancer. Nature Genetics. 2016 Jan;48(1):101-101.

Moorman PG. Should women at high risk for cancer use oral contraceptive pills?. Personalized Medicine. 2015 Nov;12(6):533-535.

Myers ER, Moorman P, Gierisch JM, Havrilesky LJ, Grimm LJ, Ghate S, Davidson B, Mongtomery RC, Crowley MJ, McCrory DC, Kendrick A, Sanders GD. Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review. Jama. 2015 Oct;314(15):1615-1634. PubMed Central PMCID: 26501537. (Review)

Davidson BA, Moorman PG. Risk-benefit assessment of the combined oral contraceptive pill in women with a family history of female cancer. Expert opinion on drug safety. 2014 Oct;13(10):1375-1382. PubMed PMID: 25146351. (Review)

Schildkraut JM, Alberg AJ, Bandera EV, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Bondy M, Cote ML, Funkhouser E, Peters E, Schwartz AG, Terry P, Wallace K, Akushevich L, Wang F, Crankshaw S, Moorman PG. A multi-center population-based case-control study of ovarian cancer in African-American women: the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES). Bmc Cancer. 2014 Sep 22;14:688-null. PubMed Central PMCID: 25242549.

Allott EH, Tse C-K, Olshan AF, Carey LA, Moorman PG, Troester MA. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use, hormone receptor status, and breast cancer-specific mortality in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2014 Sep;147(2):415-421. PubMed Central PMCID: 25151293.

Gaines AR, Turner EL, Moorman PG, Freedland SJ, Keto CJ, McPhail ME, Grant DJ, Vidal AC, Hoyo C. The association between race and prostate cancer risk on initial biopsy in an equal access, multiethnic cohort. 2014 Aug:1029-1035.

Hill DA, Horick NK, Isaacs C, Domchek SM, Tomlinson GE, Lowery JT, Kinney AY, Berg JS, Edwards KL, Moorman PG, Plon SE, Strong LC, Ziogas A, Griffin CA, Kasten CH, Finkelstein DM. Long-term risk of medical conditions associated with breast cancer treatment. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2014 May;145(1):233-243. PubMed PMID: 24696430.

Trabuco EC, Moorman PG, Weaver AL, William CA. Anti-Mullerian Hormone and Ovarian Function after Hysterectomy. REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES. 2014 Mar;21(3):101A-102A.