Dr. Meyers, a board-certified family physician and nationally recognized leader in primary care research and policy, serves as the Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer of the federal Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He was an A.B. Duke Scholar at Duke University where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in cultural anthropology. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.
Before joining AHRQ in 2004, he completed a fellowship in health policy and research at Georgetown University, practiced family medicine, and was a faculty member at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. At AHRQ, he has led primary care research programs, developed early digital health initiatives, worked in health care emergency preparedness, and served as the scientific director for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Dr. Meyers was elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine in 2019.
David met his wife while they were both teaching at what would become Summer Studies at Duke’s East Campus. Their son attended Summer Studies at both Davidson University and East Campus.
TIP courses: Precalculus Mathematics, 1981; Computer Science, 1982; Physics/Chemistry, 1983; Unraveling the Mystery of Statistics, 1984