Since racial inequalities in health are extensive in the U.S., Dr. Rogers is committed to serving medically underserved and minority populations. Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES® is currently a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Public Health Division of the University of Utah School of Medicine, Associate Member of Huntsman Cancer Institute, Associate Member of the University of Michigan-Mixed Methods Program, and Founding Director of the Men’s Health Inequities Research Lab.
Dr. Rogers’ research agenda contributes to translational solutions that address the complex underpinnings of cancer and men’s health disparities, with a primary focus on colorectal cancer awareness & prevention among African-American men for more than 10 years. As a behavioral scientist & master certified health education specialist (MCHES®), his research interest also include behavioral and community-based implementation science, mixed methods, and survey methodology.
As an emerging leader of the cancer prevention & control research workforce, Dr. Rogers’ capabilities and potential have been recognized locally and nationally by the receipt of several competitive fellowships, grant awards, and scholarships 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 nearly $1.3M from the National Cancer Institute, the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 5 For The Fight, and the V Foundation for Cancer Research for his community-engaged, mixed-methods research aiming to eradicate inequities in both colorectal cancer (CRC) screening completion among African-American men and early-onset CRC among individuals younger than age 50. Since he is passionate about paying it forward, Dr. Rogers has also received a number of awards acknowledging his servant leadership (e.g., 100 Most Influential Black Alumni at NC State University, 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health for 2021).
The Men’s Health Inequities (MHI) Research Lab aims to improve the health and well-being of underrepresented men & other vulnerable populations through community engagement, research, and education.
The Colorectal Cancer Equity Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit aiming to eradicate colorectal cancer disparities among African-American men & other marginalized groups through advocacy, collaboration, education, funding, and research.
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