Connie J. Rogers, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor and Occupant of the Broadhurst Career Development Professorship for the Study of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Contact Information

224 Chandlee Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-6103


M.P.H., The University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Ph.D., The University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of changes in energy balance and related nutritional factors on inflammation, immune regulation and cancer risk using both animal models and human subjects.

Selected Publications

Walsh, N.P., Gleeson, M., Shephard, R.J., Gleeson, M., Woods, J.A., Bishop, N.C., Fleshner, M., Green, C., Pedersen, B.K., Hoffman-Goetz, L., Rogers, C.J., Northoff, H., Abbasi, A. and Simon, P. Position Statement Part One: Immune Function and Exercise. Exercise Immunology Reviews. 2011. 17: 6-63.

Vergati, M., Cereda, V., Madan, R., Gulley, J.L., Huen, N.-Y., Rogers, C.J., Hance, K.W., Arlen, P.M., Schlom, J., Tsang, K.W. Analysis of circulating regulatory T cells in patients with metastatic prostate cancer pre- vs. post-vaccination. 2011. Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy. 2011; 60(2):197-206.

Brown, D.A., Hance, K.W., Rogers, C.J., Sansbury, L.B., Albert, P.S., Murphy, G., Laiyemo, A., Wang, Z., Cross, A.J., Schatzkin, A., Danta, M., Srasuebkul, P, Amin, J., Law, M., Breit, S.N., Lanza, E. Serum macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15) for screening and prevention of colon cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2012. 21(2):337-46.

Sae-tan, S., Rogers, C.J., Lambert, J.D. Voluntary exercise and green tea enhance the expression of genes related to energy utilization and attenuate metabolic syndrome in high fat fed mice. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. 2014. 58(5):1156-9.6.

Rogers, C.J., Prabhu, K.S., Kumar, M.V. The Microbiome and Obesity – an Established Risk for Certain Cancer Types. Cancer Journal. 2014. 20(3):176-80.

Sinha R, Cooper TK, Rogers CJ, Sinha I, Turbitt WJ, Calcagnotto A, Perrone CE, Richie JP. Dietary methionine restriction inhibits prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia in TRAMP mice. Prostate. 2014; 74 (16):1663-73.

Ashmore, J.H., Rogers, C.J., Kelleher, S.L., Lesko, S.M., Hartman, T.J. Dietary Iron and Colorectal Cancer Risk: A Review of Human Population Studies. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2015. [Epub ahead of print]

Turbitt, W.J., Black, A.J., Collins, S.D., Meng, H., Xu, H., Washington, S., Aliaga, C., El-Bayoumy, K., Manni, A., Rogers, C.J. Fish oil enhances T cell function and tumor infiltration and is correlated with a cancer prevention effect in HER-2/neu but not PyMT transgenic mice. Nutrition and Cancer (in press).

Sae-tan, S., Rogers, C.J., Lambert, J.D. Decaffeinated Green Tea and Voluntary Exercise Induce Gene Changes Related to Beige Adipocyte Formation in High Fat-Fed Obese Mice. Journal of Functional Foods. (in press)

Meng, H., Lee, Y., Fleming, J., Roberts, R.F., Kris-Etherton, P., Ba, Z., Furumoto, E.J., Rogers, C.J. In vitro production of IL-6 and IFN- is influenced by dietary variables and predicts upper respiratory tract infection incidence and severity respectively in young adults. Frontiers in Immunology. (in press)

Courses Taught

NUTR 445 Nutrient Metabolism I

NUTR 490W Nutrition Seminar

NUTR 597I Nutritional Immunology