Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES®
Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Equity; Associate Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, MCW Cancer Center; MCW Cancer Center Research Scholar Endowed Chair
As a behavioral scientist and master certified health education specialist (MCHES®), Dr. Charles R. Rogers currently serves as an associate professor of epidemiology & social sciences in the Institute for Health & Equity at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). He is also an MCW Cancer Center Research Scholar Endowed Chair and the inaugural Associate Director of Community Outreach & Engagement for MCW’s Cancer Center. In addition to being the Founding Director of his Men’s Health Inequities Research Lab since 2014, Dr. Rogers is also an Associate Member of the University of Michigan-Mixed Methods Program. His career has permitted him to study, partner with, and/or be a vociferous advocate for various underserved and socially vulnerable groups including community-dwelling older adult, African American, homeless, Somali, adolescent and young adult, Hispanic, rural, Indigenous, and sexual minority populations.
Dr. Rogers is committed to dismantling systems of oppression to ensure equitable health for all. His transdisciplinary training in applied mathematics & statistics, health education, public health administration & policy, community-based participatory research, and cancer-related health disparities, provide a unique perspective for translating research findings into prevention methods among government agencies, policy makers, private health care organizations, and communities. Dr. Rogers’ capabilities and potential have been recognized locally and nationally by the receipt of several competitive scholarships, grant awards, and fellowships aimed at strengthening his knowledge and skills for a life-long career in health equity research. For instance, since 2018, Dr. Rogers has been awarded over $1.3M from the National Cancer Institute, the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Exact Sciences, 5 For The Fight, and the V Foundation for Cancer Research for his community-engaged, mixed-methods research aiming to eradicate inequalities in both colorectal cancer (CRC) screening completion among African-American men and early-onset CRC among individuals younger than the previously recommended CRC screening age of 50.
Challenges to Reintegration: A Qualitative Intrinsic Case-Study of Convicted Female Sex Traffickers.
(Love DA, Fukushima AI, Rogers TN, Petersen E, Brooks E, Rogers CR.) Fem Criminol. 2023 Jan;18(1):24-44 PMID: 36698918 PMCID: PMC9873223 01/27/2023
Challenges to Reintegration: A Qualitative Intrinsic Case-Study of Convicted Female Sex Traffickers
(Love DA, Fukushima AI, Rogers TN, Petersen E, Brooks E, Rogers CR.) Feminist Criminology. January 2023;18(1):24-44 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85117088362 01/01/2023
Sociocultural influences on dietary behavior and meal timing among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women at risk of endometrial cancer: a qualitative investigation.
(Playdon M, Rogers TN, Brooks E, Petersen EM, Tavake-Pasi F, Lopez JA, Quintana X, Aitaoto N, Rogers CR.) Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Jan;34(1):23-37 PMID: 36208351 PMCID: PMC9547093 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85139617885 10/09/2022
Factors contributing to the utilization of robotic colorectal surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
(Hayden DM, Korous KM, Brooks E, Tuuhetaufa F, King-Mullins EM, Martin AM, Grimes C, Rogers CR.) Surg Endosc. 2022 Dec 15 PMID: 36520224 12/16/2022
Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Delay to Initiation of Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy.
(Hutten RJ, Weil CR, Gaffney DK, Kokeny K, Lloyd S, Rogers CR, Suneja G.) JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 Oct;18(10):e1694-e1703 PMID: 35930751 PMCID: PMC9663141 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85139739493 08/06/2022
Socioeconomic status and depressive symptoms: An individual-participant data meta-analysis on range restriction and measurement in the United States.
(Korous KM, Bradley RH, Luthar SS, Li L, Levy R, Cahill KM, Rogers CR.) J Affect Disord. 2022 Oct 01;314:50-58 PMID: 35798179 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85133788469 07/08/2022
Examining the relationship between household wealth and colorectal cancer screening behaviors among U.S. men aged 45-75.
(Korous KM, Cuevas AG, Chahoud J, Ogbonnaya UC, Brooks E, Rogers CR.) SSM Popul Health. 2022 Sep;19:101222 PMID: 36105558 PMCID: PMC9464961 09/16/2022
The COMPASS study: A prospective, randomized, multi-center trial testing the impact of a clinic-based intervention informing patients of colorectal cancer screening options on screening completion.
(Griffin JM, Finney Rutten LJ, Zhu X, Feng Z, Rogers CR, Marsh TL, Inadomi JM.) Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Aug;119:106852 PMID: 35842109 PMCID: PMC9634616 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85134546461 07/17/2022
Economic Pressure and Intention to Complete Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Cross-Sectional Analysis Among U.S. Men.
(Korous KM, Farr DE, Brooks E, Tuuhetaufa F, Rogers CR.) Am J Mens Health. 2022;16(5):15579883221125571 PMID: 36121251 PMCID: PMC9490476 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85138459998 09/20/2022
Association Between Family/Neighborhood Cancer Risk Factors and Adolescent Dietary Behaviors: A Parent-Adolescent Dyadic Analysis
(Xu L, Odum M, Rogers CR, Wu Q, Wilmouth L.) American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. September 2022;16(5):622-632 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089590627 09/01/2022
Examining the relationship between household wealth and colorectal cancer screening behaviors among U.S. men aged 45–75
(Korous KM, Cuevas AG, Chahoud J, Ogbonnaya UC, Brooks E, Rogers CR.) SSM - Population Health. September 2022;19 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85137279089 09/01/2022
Association Between Pre-pregnancy and Pregnancy Physical Abuse, Partner-related Stress, and Post-partum Depression: Findings from the Utah Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (UT-PRAMS), 2016-2018.
(Kah K, Dailey-Provost J, Stanford JB, Rogers CR, Schliep K.) Utah Womens Health Rev. 2022;6 PMID: 35706583 PMCID: PMC9195473 06/17/2022