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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Pearce CL, Rossing MA, Lee AW, Ness RB, Webb PM, for Australian Cancer Study (Ovarian Cancer) , Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group , Chenevix-Trench G, Jordan SM, Stram DA, Chang-Claude J, Hein R, Nickels S, Lurie G, Thompson PJ, Carney ME, Goodman MT, Moysich K, Hogdall E, Jensen A, Goode EL, Fridley BL, Cunningham JM, Vierkant RA, Weber RP, Ziogas A, Anton-Culver H, Gayther SA, Gentry-Maharaj A, Menon U, Ramus SJ, Brinton L, Wentzensen N, Lissowska J, Garcia-Closas M, Massuger LFAG, Kiemeney LALM, Van Altena AM, Aben KKH, Berchuck A, Doherty JA, Iversen E, McGuire V, Moorman PG, Pharoah P, Pike MC, Risch H, Sieh W, Stram DO, Terry KL, Whittemore A, Wu AH, Schildkraut JM, Kjaer SK, Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium . Combined and interactive effects of environmental and GWAS-identified risk factors in ovarian cancer. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : a Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 2013 May;22(5):880-890. PubMed Central PMCID: 23462924.

Olsen CM, Nagle CM, Whiteman DC, Ness R, Pearce CL, Pike MC, Rossing MA, Terry KL, Wu AH, Australian Cancer Study (Ovarian Cancer) , Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group , Risch HA, Yu H, Doherty JA, Chang-Claude J, Hein R, Nickels S, Wang-Gohrke S, Goodman MT, Carney ME, Matsuno RK, Lurie G, Moysich K, Kjaer SK, Jensen A, Hogdall E, Goode EL, Fridley BL, Vierkant RA, Larson MC, Schildkraut J, Hoyo C, Moorman P, Weber RP, Cramer DW, Vitonis AF, Bandera EV, Olson SH, Rodriguez-Rodriguez L, King M, Brinton LA, Yang H, Garcia-Closas M, Lissowska J, Anton-Culver H, Ziogas A, Gayther SA, Ramus SJ, Menon U, Gentry-Maharaj A, Webb PM, Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium . Obesity and risk of ovarian cancer subtypes: evidence from the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium. Endocrine Related Cancer. 2013 Apr;20(2):251-262. PubMed Central PMCID: 23404857.

Moorman PG, Leppert P, Myers ER, Wang F. Comparison of characteristics of fibroids in African American and white women undergoing premenopausal hysterectomy. Fertil Steril. 2013 Mar 1;99(3):768-776.e1. PubMed PMID: 23199610.

Melcher BQ, Morgan P, Lin L, Stem J, Moorman P, Stouder A. Satisfaction guaranteed? An analysis of lecturer characteristics associated with physician assistant student satisfaction. The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 2012;24(1):65e-66e.

Moorman PG, Myers ER, Schildkraut JM, Iversen ES, Wang F, Warren N. Effect of hysterectomy with ovarian preservation on ovarian function. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011 Dec;118(6):1271-1279. PubMed Central PMCID: 22067716.

Ziogas A, Horick NK, Kinney AY, Lowery JT, Domchek SM, Isaacs C, Griffin CA, Moorman PG, Edwards KL, Hill DA, Berg JS, Tomlinson GE, Anton-Culver H, Strong LC, Kasten CH, Finkelstein DM, Plon SE. Clinically relevant changes in family history of cancer over time. JAMA. 2011 Jul 13;306(2):172-178. PubMed PMID: 21750294.

Moorman PG, Schildkraut JM, Myers ER, Wang F. Reported symptoms before and one year after hysterectomy in African American and white women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Jul;20(7):1035-1042. PubMed PMID: 21671769.

Pearce CL, Doherty JA, Van Den Berg DJ, Moysich K, Hsu C, Cushing-Haugen KL, Conti DV, Ramus SJ, Gentry-Maharaj A, Menon U, Gayther SA, Pharoah PDP, Song H, Kjaer SK, Hogdall E, Hogdall C, Whittemore AS, McGuire V, Sieh W, Gronwald J, Medrek K, Jakubowska A, Lubinski J, Chenevix-Trench G, AOCS/ACS Study Group , Beesley J, Webb PM, Berchuck A, Schildkraut JM, Iversen ES, Moorman PG, Edlund CK, Stram DO, Pike MC, Ness RB, Rossing MA, Wu AH. Genetic variation in insulin-like growth factor 2 may play a role in ovarian cancer risk. Human Molecular Genetics. 2011 Jun;20(11):2263-2272. PubMed Central PMCID: 21422097.