Ronald E. Myers received a DSW in social welfare policy in 1983 and a PhD in medical sociology in 1989 from the University of Pennsylvania. Myers completed postdoctoral training in behavioral epidemiology at Fox Chase Cancer Center from 1983 to 1985. Myers served as an Associate Member, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia from 1985 to 1994. In 1994, Myers joined the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as an Associate Professor and Associate Director for Population Science. In 2001, Myers was appointed as Professor and Director, Division of Population Science, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Myers has conducted cancer prevention and control research for 30 years, has been principal investigator on numerous peer-reviewed research grants, and has published widely in the field. His areas of expertise include patient adherence to cancer screening; shared decision making in cancer risk assessment, screening, and treatment; and decision support in cancer clinical trials participation.