Dr. McCrory's research interests include systematic reviews and synthesis of existing evidence and clinical practice guideline development. Dr. McCrory is currently co-director of the AHRQ-designated Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) at Duke University, which was recently renewed for a second 5-year award. EPC projects have included systematic reviews on a variety of clinical topics including cervical cytologic screening, management of acute exacerbation of COPD, pulmonary complications of cervical spinal cord injury, uterine fibroids, postterm pregnancy, and allergic rhinitis. What has tied these projects together is a rigorous , comprehensive methodical systematic review and synthesis, using state-of-the-art methods when necessary, such as meta-analyses, decision modelling and cost-effectiveness modelling. The EPC developed from similar previous experience an AHCPR-sponsored project on chronic headache management and the Stroke Prevention Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT).
Dr. McCrory has also worked in health care policy development, working with professional and other organizations translate evidence into clinical recommendations. Such projects include the RAND carotid endarterectomy appropriateness project, the American College of Physicians' Clinical Efficacy Assessment Project recommendations for medical treatment for stroke prevention and a joint ACP-ASIM/ACCP guideline development on management of acute exacerbation of COPD.
Education and Training
- Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1989 - 1991
- Medical Resident, Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1986 - 1989
- M.H.S., Duke University, 1994
- M.D., University of Miami, 1986