Laura Rogers

Professor
Division of Preventive Medicine Associate Director
Preventive Medicine Research Clinic Director
Co-leader Cancer Control and Population Sciences Research Program, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Docent for Clinical Science, UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Contact Information:

Medical Towers 614
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: (205) 934-9735
Fax: (205) 934-7959
rogersl@uab.edu

Research Interests

  • Exercise promotion and benefits in chronic disease populations, especially cancer survivors
  • Translational, multi-disciplinary randomized trials involving physical activity and healthy energy balance
  • Dissemination and implementation of lifestyle interventions, especially physical activity
  • Diet and exercise counseling knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among health care providers and trainees

Education, Training, and Professional Development

  • Bachelors of Science - Erskine College, Due West, SC, 1980
  • Medical Degree - University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, 1980 – 1984
  • Master of Public Health - University of South Carolina School of Public Health, Columbia, SC, 1997 – 2000
  • Internal Medicine internship and residency - Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 1984 – 1987
  • Faculty Development Fellowship - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1987 – 1990
  • Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research (TIDIRH), 2015

Medical Specialty Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine

Professsional Activities (Select)

  • Professional Societies

    • Alpha Omega Alpha
    • American College of Physicians
    • American College of Sports Medicine
    • Society of Behavioral Medicine
    • The Obesity Society
    • American Society of Preventive Oncology
  • National Committees and Offices

    • 2007 – 2009 Chair, Cancer Interest Group, National American College of Sports Medicine
    • 2005 – 2013 Member, Strategic Health Initiative for Women, Sport, and Physical Activity, National American College of Sports Medicine
    • 2013 – 2019 Committee Chair, Strategic Health Initiative for Women, Sport, and Physical Activity, National American College of Sports Medicine
    • 2014 – 2015 Member, Program Committee, American Society of Preventive Oncology
    • 2018 – 2021 Board of Trustees, National American College of Sports Medicine
  • University Committees

    • 2016 – 2018 Strategic Planning Working Group – Obesity and Obesity-related Diseases, UAB School of Health Professions
    • 2016 – 2018 Protocol Review Committee, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • 2018 – Present Membership Committee, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

Awards

  • Fellowship in the American College of Physicians American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM)
  • Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)
  • Outstanding Scholar, Excellence through Commitment Award, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Citation Award winner for paper presentation at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 36th Annual Meeting (2015)