Charles Rogers, PhD, CHES


charles r rogersCharles R. Rogers, PhD, CHES


PhD, Texas A&M University
MPH (in progress), University of Minnesota
MS, Kennesaw State University
BS, North Carolina State University

Areas of Interest

Health Disparities among African American Men; Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Prevention; Community-based Interventions; Survey Methodology; Health Policy

Bio Summary

Dr. Rogers is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Cancer-Related Health Disparities Education and Career Development Program. His pre-doctoral training in applied mathematics and statistics, coupled with his doctoral health education and behavior training, provides a unique perspective for translating research findings into prevention methods among government agencies, policy makers, private health care organizations, and communities. Over the past 11 years, he has supplemented his education with 14+ extensive research projects across the U.S. and East Africa. Yet, these experiences and training have not permitted him to expand his research expertise in evaluating and informing public policy that positively impacts population health. Thus, he is currently pursuing an MPH focusing on Public Health Administration & Policy.

To date, his research has described and advanced understanding of the attitudes, knowledge, male role norms, perceived subjective norms, and perceived barriers related to screening for colorectal cancer among African American men. Currently, he is particularly interested in conducting and translating interdisciplinary, cancer prevention and control research into actionable solutions to colorectal cancer-related disparities among underserved populations of African descent.. Since Dr. Rogers is passionate about paying it forward, he has also received a number of awards acknowledging his servant leadership (e.g., 100 Most Influential Black Alumni at NC State University). 


  • Rogers, C. R., Goodson, P., and Foster, M.J. (in-press). Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Younger African American Men: A Systematic Review. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, TBD. NIHMSID: 667286
  • Rogers, C. R. and Goodson, P. (2014). Male Role Norms, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Young Adult African American Men. Frontiers in Public Health, 2(52), 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00252. PMCID: PMC4245902
  • Kaster, E.C., Rogers, C. R., Jeon, K.C., and Rosen, B. (2014). Getting to the Heart of being the Match: A Qualitative Analysis of Bone Marrow Donor Recruitment and Retention among College Students. The Health Educator, 46(1), 14-19. PMCID: PMC4306578
  • Abiva, J., Camacho, E., Joseph, E., Rogers, C. R., Shelton, J., and Wirkus, S. (2007). Alcohol’s Effect on Neuron Firing. The Mathematical Scientist, 32(1), 32-40.

Current Studies

Colon Cancer: iPrevent. iTreat. iBeat 

Contact Information

717 Delaware St SE, Ste 166
Minneapolis, MN 55414