Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Laura Rogers is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is also a Senior Scientist in the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), Center for Exercise Medicine, and the Cancer Control and Population Science Program of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. She completed her MD degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, internal medicine internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia, and a Masters of Public Health Degree at the University of South Carolina. She is board certified in internal medicine and is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and American College of Sports Medicine. She has held prior faculty positions at the Medical College of Georgia, University of Tennessee Memphis, and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine during which she has participated in a variety of educational, research, clinical, and administrative activities. Dr. Rogers’ clinical interests focus on out-patient general internal medicine and weight management.
  • Research Overview

  • Dr. Rogers’ research interests focus on exercise promotion and benefits in chronic disease populations, especially cancer survivors. She has also examined diet and exercise counseling knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among resident physicians and medical students. Her research program centers on translational, multi-disciplinary randomized trials involving exercise. Her published work has enhanced the knowledge base for understanding and successfully applying the social cognitive theory to exercise behavior in cancer survivors. Based on needs assessments, she designed and successfully pilot tested the BEAT Cancer intervention which is an effective theory-based intervention assisting breast cancer survivors in becoming and remaining more physically active. She is currently leading an NCI funded multi-center randomized trial testing the effectiveness of this intervention. Her other recent funded projects have included examining mediators of exercise effects on fatigue and sleep quality in breast cancer survivors and effects of resistance training during radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.
  • Investigator On

  • UAB Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Obesity-Related Research  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Life after Breast Cancer Treatment: Racial Health Disparities and Chronic Pain in Breast Cancer Survivors  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2024
  • 2020 Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation and UAB Department of Surgery International Scholars Program  awarded by ROBERT E. REED GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2020 - 2024
  • Adapting MultiPLe Behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Adapting MultiPLe Behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health- Project 3  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2022
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2021
  • 2019 Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation and UAB Department of Surgery International Scholars Program  awarded by ROBERT E. REED GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2019 - 2020
  • Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Colorectal Cancer Research  awarded by National Academy of Sciences 2016 - 2020
  • 2018 Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation and UAB Department of Surgery International Scholars Program  awarded by ROBERT E. REED GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2018 - 2019
  • Non Canonical WNT Signaling in Colorectal Cancer  awarded by ROBERT E. REED GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2017 - 2018
  • Exploring Effects of Weight Loss on Ductal Carcinoma In Situ  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2017
  • Feasibility of the Institution of a Combination of Dedicated Nutritional Counseling and Exercise in Stage I Endometrial Cancer Patients following Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Post Operative Period  awarded by FOUNDATION FOR GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY 2013 - 2016
  • Coming Together to Advance Minority Cancer Survivorship Research: First Symposium Focused on African American Survivors  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2015
  • Education And Training

  • Master of Public Health, University of South Carolina System : Columbia 2002
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of South Florida 1984
  • Medical College of Georgia, Internship 1985
  • Medical College of Georgia, Residency 1987
  • Full Name

  • Laura Rogers
  • Fax

  • 205-934-7049