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

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Rogers TN, Rogers CR (). Social Services Professionals’ Views of Barriers to Supporting Homeless Non-Custodial Fathers: A Qualitative Inquiry. Fam Relat.
  2. Rogers CR, Rovito, M J, Hussein, M, Obidike, O J, Pratt, R, Alexander, M, Berge, J M, DallEra, M, Nix, J, amp Warlick, C (). Attitudes Toward Genomic Testing and Prostate Cancer Research Among Black Men. Am J Prev Med, 55(5S1), S103-S111.
  3. Rogers CR, Obidike OJ, Wallington SF, Hussein M, Mahamed ZA, Sampson J (2018 Jul 4). A qualitative study of barriers and enablers associated with colorectal cancer screening among Somali men in Minnesota. Ethn Health, 1-18.
  4. Rogers CR, Goodson P, Dietz LR, Okuyemi KS (2018 Jul). Predictors of Intention to Obtain Colorectal Cancer Screening Among African American Men in a State Fair Setting. Am J Mens Health, 12(4), 851-862.
  5. Felder TM, Braun KL, Wigfall L, Sevoyan M, Vyas S, Khan S, Brandt HM, Rogers C, Tanjasiri S, Armstead CA, Hebert JR (2018 Feb 12). Mentoring, Training, and Scholarly Productivity Experiences of Cancer-Related Health Disparities Research Trainees: Do Outcomes Differ for Underrepresented Scientists?LID - 10.1007/s13187-018-1322-z [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Cancer Educ.
  6. Rogers CR, Goodson P, Obidike OJ (2018 Feb). Measuring Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening among Young Adult African American Men: A Psychometric Study. J Immigr Minor Health, 20(1), 101-106.
  7. Rogers CR, Robinson CD, Arroyo C, Obidike OJ, Sewali B, Okuyemi KS (2017 Dec). Colorectal Cancer Screening Uptake's Association With Psychosocial and Sociodemographic Factors Among Homeless Blacks and Whites. Health Educ Behav, 44(6), 928-936.
  8. Phillips KL, Rogers CR, Aiken-Morgan AT (2017 Winter). Perceptions of Chronic Disease Among Older African Americans: A Qualitative Analysis. J Health Dispar Res Pract, 10(4), 52-60.
  9. Rogers CR, Mitchell JA, Franta GJ, Foster MJ, Shires D (2017 Sep). Masculinity, Racism, Social Support, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Uptake Among African American Men: A Systematic Review. Am J Mens Health, 11(5), 1486-1500.
  10. Robinson CD, Rogers CR, Okuyemi KS (2016 Aug 23). Depression Symptoms Among Homeless Smokers: Effect of Motivational Interviewing. Subst Use Misuse, 51(10), 1393-7.
  11. Rogers CR, Goodson P, Foster MJ (2015 Fall). Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening among Younger African American Men: A Systematic Review. J Health Dispar Res Pract, 8(3), 133-156.
  12. Ojo-Fati O, John F, Thomas J, Joseph AM, Raymond NC, Cooney NL, Pratt R, Rogers CR, Everson-Rose SA, Luo X, Okuyemi KS (2015 Aug 29). Integrating smoking cessation and alcohol use treatment in homeless populations: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16, 385.
  13. Kaster EC, Rogers CR, Jeon KC, Rosen B (2014 Spring). Getting to the Heart of Being the Match: A Qualitative Analysis of Bone Marrow Donor Recruitment and Retention Among College Students. Health Educ (Muncie), 46(1), 14-19.
  14. Rogers CR, Goodson P (2014). Male Role Norms, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Colorectal Cancer Screening among Young Adult African American Men. Front Public Health, 2, 252.
  15. Abiva J, Camacho E, Joseph E, Mikaelian A, Rogers CR, Shelton J, Wirkus S (). The Effect of Alcohol on Neuron Firing. Math Sci, 32(1), 32-40.


  1. Rogers, CR (). Professional website link [Web]. Available:
  2. Rogers CR (). Prince’s home state: the land of 10,000 disparities [Web]. Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. Available:
  3. Rogers CR (). Colon Cancer: the disease no one has to die from [Web]. Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. Available:
  4. Rogers (). Minnesota should lower the recommended colon cancer screening age for African Americans [Web]. MinnPost. Available:
  5. Rogers CR (). Writing Success 101: Accountability Breeds Responsibility [Web]. P.O.W.E.R. Writing Support Services. Available:
  6. Rogers CR (). National Cancer Control Month: It’s all about Prevention! [Web]. Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues. Available: