Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, CHES®

Research Interests

  • Cancer Health Disparities
  • Inequities in Men’s Health
  • Behavioral & Community-Based Implementation Science
  • Mixed Methods
  • Survey Methodology


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Public Health

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-5752
  • Department of Family & Preventive Medicine
    375 Chipeta Way, Room: Suite A
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Research Statement

Since racial inequalities in health are extensive in the US, Dr. Rogers is committed to serving medically underserved and minority populations. His long-term career goal is to become a reputable independent researcher who utilizes community-based approaches to develop, implement, and evaluate culture-specific interventions to eliminate cancer disparities among racial/ethnic minority men. In support of this goal, he has supplemented his academic training with 23+ extensive and innovative research projects across the US over the past 14+ years. Dr. Rogers’ research agenda contributes to translational solutions that address the complex underpinnings of cancer and men’s health disparities, with a current focus on colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention among African-American men. Dr. Rogers’ underpinning research is quite noteworthy as the majority has focused on men younger than the recommended CRC screening age of 50 by US Preventive Services Task Force. Based on current trends, CRC incidence rates among those ages 20-34 are predicted to increase 90%-124% by 2030, and 28%-46% among Americans ages 35-49. Further, the American Cancer Society updated their guidelines for recommended CRC screening from age 50 to age 45 on May 30, 2018, in direct response to the increase in incidence of early age onset CRC. Dr. Rogers’ hope is that disparities in cancer incidence and mortality among underrepresented male groups juxtaposed to their white counterparts will decrease as a result of his contributions. As a behavioral scientist and certified health education specialist, Dr. Rogers’ research interest also include behavioral and community-based implementation science, mixed methods, and survey methodology.

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Public Health Administration & Policy
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Minnesota Medical School
Cancer-Related Health Disparities & Community-Based Participatory Research
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Texas A&M University
Health Education
Graduate Training Kennesaw State University
Applied Statistics
Undergraduate North Carolina State University
Applied Mathematics; Accounting Minor