Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES®
Melinda Stolley, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Kola Okuyemi, MD, University of Utah
Electra Paskett, PhD, The Ohio State University
Man Hung, PhD, Roseman University of Health Sciences
Susan Zickmund, PhD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Michael Fetters, MD, University of Michigan
Roland Thorpe, Jr., PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Key Research Team Members
Derek Griffith, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Margaret A. Handley, PhD, UC San Francisco
Cordero McCall, MBA, MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin
Kelly Krupa Rifelj, MPA, Medical College of Wisconsin
Tiana N. Rogers, PhD, University of Utah
A Cut Above the Rest; Ace of Fades; Calvary Baptist Church; Cancer Health Equity Network (CHEN); Center for Clinical & Translational Science; Colin Riley, BSN, RN, University of Utah; Ellen Brooks, University of Utah, Everybody’s Hair Salon; E’voluer Barber Studio; Fades of Gray; FightCRC; Final Cut Sports Barbershop; Hennepin Healthcare; Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI); International Leadership Institute (ILI); The James: The Ohio State University Cancer Center; Kevin M. Korous, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Matthew S. Huntington, University of Utah; Minnesota Community Care; Oohs and Ahs; MNGI; Nathan Le Duc, University of Utah; Phung Matthews, PharmD; The Point Church; Second Baptist Church; Set It Off Barber Styling; Stephanie Kim, University of Utah; Urban Touch Barbers; Wilson’s Image; Wizdom Powell, PhD; University of Connecticut
Medical College of Wisconsin, National Cancer Institute (K01CA234319); University of Utah School of Medicine; 5 For the Fight
In 2018, statistics provided by the American Cancer Society showed African-American men have death rates from colorectal cancer 52% higher than White men. Thus, a critical need remains for intervening on the complex, understudied factors influencing African-American men’s completion of screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Utah.
This K01 project is formally entitled “Developing a Barbershop-Based Trial on Masculinity Barriers to Care and CRC Screening Uptake among African-American Men using a Mixed Methods Approach” (IRB #00113679). Briefly, it focuses on identifying, measuring, and addressing culture-specific masculinity barriers to care to improve CRC screening uptake among African-American men (ages 45-75). The specific aims are to: 1) Validate and test a culture-specific masculinity barriers to care scale relative to psychosocial factors and CRC screening uptake among African-American men; and 2) Develop and implement a theory-driven, culture-specific peer intervention that targets masculinity barriers to care, psychosocial factors, and CRC screening (fecal immunochemical test (FIT)) uptake among African-American men.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Brooks, E., Islam, J. Y., Perdue, D. G., Petersen, E., Camacho-Rivera, M., Kennedy, C. D., & Rogers, C. R. (2022). The Black Panther, Masculinity Barriers to Medical Care, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Intention among Unscreened American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, and White men. Frontiers in Public Health, 10(814596). doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.814596.
Cavallo, J. (2022, January). Special Report: Does Geography Play a Role in Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Young Black Men? The ASCO Post.
Rogers, C. R., Perdue, D., Boucher, K., Korous, K. M., Brooks, E., Petersen, E., Inadomi, J., Tuuhetaufa, F., Levant, R. F., & Paskett, E. (2022). Masculinity Barriers to Ever Completing Colorectal Cancer Screening among American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, and White men (45–75). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Cancer Health Disparities and Public Health special issue), 19(5). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19053071.
Thompson, E. (2021, September). NC ‘hotspot’ for colorectal cancer in Black men. Have you been screened? North Carolina Health News.
Marshall, L. (2021, September). Colon Cancer, Often Avoidable, Hits Black Men, the Young More. WebMD.
Rogers, C. R., Figueroa, R., Brooks, E., Petersen, E., Kennedy, C., Gray II, D. M., Sapienza, M., & Hung, M. (2021). Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening intent and uptake among adult Non-Hispanic Black Men. American Journal of Cancer Research, 11(12), 6200-6213.
Rogers, C. R., Brooks, E., Petersen, E., Campanelli, P., Figueroa, R., Kennedy, C. D., Thorpe, Jr., R. J., & Levant, R. F. (2021). Psychometric Properties and Analysis of the Masculinity Barriers to Medical Care Scale among Black, Indigenous, and White Men. American Journal of Men’s Health. 15(5). doi: 10.1177/15579883211049033.
Co-Writer & Guest Expert Speaker. Dr. Charles R. Rogers. (2021, March). Town Hall: Colorectal Cancer in the Black Community. PBS Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
St. Fleur, N. (2021, June). Special Report: Chadwick Boseman’s tragedy is America’s tragedy: In colorectal cancer hot spots, young men are dying at higher rates. STAT.
Rogers, C. R., Matthews, P., Brooks, E., Le Duc, N., Washington, C., McKoy, A., Edmonson, A., Lange, L., & Fetters, M. D. (2021). Barriers to and facilitators of recruitment of adult African-American men for colorectal cancer research: an instrumental exploratory case study. JCO Oncology Practice (Disparities in Cancer Care for Black People in the United States special issue), 17(5):p e686-e694. doi: 10.1200/OP.21.00008. PMID33974818.
Podcast Guest & YouTube Speaker: Dr. Charles R. Rogers. (2020, September). As Serious as Cancer. Emergency Medicine Remix, via Podcast and YouTube. Interviewed by Drs. John Lewis and Jawad Shahid.
Rogers, C. R., Matthews, P., Xu, L., Boucher, K. M., Riley, C., Huntington, M., Le Duc, N., Okuyemi, K. S., & Foster, M. J. (2020). Interventions for increasing colorectal cancer screening uptake among African- American men: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE (Health Inequities and Disparities Research special issue), 15(9): e028354. doi: 0.1371/journal.pone.0238354. PMC7494124.
Rogers, C. R., Rogers, T. N., Le Duc, N., Matthews, P., Zickmund, S., Powell, W., Thorpe, Jr., R. J., McKoy, A., Davis, F. A., Okuyemi, K., Paskett, E. D., & Griffith, D. M. (2020). Psychosocial Determinants of Colorectal Cancer Screening Uptake among African-American Men: Understanding the Role of Masculine Role Norms, Medical Mistrust, and Normative Support. Ethnicity & Health. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2020.1849569. NIHMS1640480
Rogers, C. R., Moore, J. X., Qeadan, F., Gu, L. Y., Huntington, M., & Holowatyj, A. N. (2020). Examining factors underlying geographic disparities in early-onset colorectal cancer survival among men in the United States. American Journal of Cancer Research, 10(5). PMC7269786
Rogers, C. R., Okuyemi, K., Paskett, E. D., Thorpe, Jr., R. J., Rogers, T. N., Hung, M., Zickmund, S., Riley, C., & Fetters, M. D. (2019, September). Protocol for Developing a Barbershop-Based Trial on Masculinity Barriers to Care and Colorectal Cancer Screening Uptake among African-American Men using an Exploratory Sequential Mixed-Methods Design. Oral presentation at 2019 Mixed Methods International Research Association Asia Regional & Japan Society for Mixed Methods Research Conference; Hamamatsu, Shizukoa, Japan.
Rogers, C. R., Okuyemi, K., Paskett, E. D., Thorpe, Jr., R. J., Rogers, T. N., Hung, M., Zickmund, S., *Riley, C., & Fetters, M. D. (2019). Study Protocol for Developing #CuttingCRC: A Barbershop-Based Trial on Masculinity Barriers to Care and Colorectal Cancer Screening Uptake among African-American Men using an Exploratory Sequential Mixed-Methods Design. BMJ Open, 9(7):e030000. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030000. PMID31345981.
Guest Radio Speaker. Dr. Charles R. Rogers (2019, March). Feedback with Abby Bonell. Interviewed by Abby Bonell [radio], additional speaker included Morgan Marietti (American Cancer Society), iHeartRadio; Salt Lake City, UT.
Guest Speaker & Panelist: Dr. Charles R. Rogers. (2019, February). Eliminating (Colorectal) Cancer Inequities among African-American Men: A Public Health Conundrum & Emergency. A Forum on Health Outcomes: Cancer Disparities in African American Men. Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) National Conference. University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN.
Guest TV Panelist: Dr. Charles R. Rogers. (2019, January). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Problem with Health Care, and How One Utah Doctor is Trying to Fix It. Other panelist included Ava Cabey (Harland Clarke Diversity & Inclusion Council). Interviewed by Amanda Jones [TV; https://goo.gl/wFPFMo], Fox 13’s The Place; Salt Lake City, UT.
Vitae 2018 Speaker: Dr. Charles R. Rogers. (2018, December). “Home 101: A Purpose-Driven Journey to Eradicate Colorectal Cancer Disparities.” Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Research Unit. University of Utah Health; Salt Lake, City, UT.
Rogers, C. R. (2018, April). Developing a Barbershop-Based Trial on Masculinity Barriers to Care and Colorectal Cancer Screening Uptake among African-American Men using a Mixed Methods Approach. Oral presentation at Program to Increase Diversity (PRIDE) Annual Meeting; Bethesda, MD.
View additional details at CuttingCRC.com