Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Connie Jo Rogers, PhD

Connie Jo Rogers, PhD

Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Obesity
  • Diet
  • T-Lymphocytes
  • Cytokines
  • Fats
  • Vaccines
  • Immunity
  • Young Adult
  • Spices
  • Chitosan
  • Bifidobacterium animalis

Recent Publications


Arnold, CRK, Srinivasan, S, Rodriguez, S, Rydzak, N, Herzog, CM, Gontu, A, Bharti, N, Small, M, Rogers, CJ, Schade, MM, Kuchipudi, SV, Kapur, V, Read, AF & Ferrari, MJ 2022, 'A longitudinal study of the impact of university student return to campus on the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among the community members', Scientific reports, vol. 12, no. 1, 8586.
Oh, ES, Petersen, KS, Kris-Etherton, PM & Rogers, CJ 2022, 'Four weeks of spice consumption lowers plasma proinflammatory cytokines and alters the function of monocytes in adults at risk of cardiometabolic disease: secondary outcome analysis in a 3-period, randomized, crossover, controlled feeding trial', The American journal of clinical nutrition, vol. 115, no. 1, pp. 61-72.


Bruinsma, TJ, Dyer, AM, Rogers, CJ, Schmitz, KH & Sturgeon, KM 2021, 'Effects of diet and exercise-induced weight loss on biomarkers of inflammation in breast cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 1048-1062.
Petersen, KS, Davis, KM, Rogers, CJ, Proctor, DN, West, SG & Kris-Etherton, PM 2021, 'Herbs and spices at a relatively high culinary dosage improves 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure in adults at risk of cardiometabolic diseases: A randomized, crossover, controlled-feeding study', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 114, no. 6, pp. 1936-1948.
Zhang, X, Wang, G, Forman, MR, Fu, Q, Rogers, CJ, Wu, S & Gao, X 2021, 'In utero and childhood exposure to the Great Chinese Famine and risk of cancer in adulthood: The Kailuan Study', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 114, no. 6, pp. 2017-2024.
Ba, Z, Lee, Y, Meng, H, Kris-Etherton, PM, Rogers, CJ, Lewis, ZT, Mills, DA, Furumoto, EJ, Rolon, ML, Fleming, JA & Roberts, RF 2021, 'Matrix Effects on the Delivery Efficacy of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 on Fecal Microbiota, Gut Transit Time, and Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Healthy Young Adults', mSphere, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 1-17.


Xu, Y & Rogers, CJ 2020, 'Impact of physical activity and energy restriction on immune regulation of cancer', Translational Cancer Research, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 5700-5731.
Xu, Y & Rogers, CJ 2020, 'Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention: Possible Role of Immune Mediators', Frontiers in Nutrition, vol. 7, 557997.
Oh, ES, Petersen, KS, Kris-Etherton, PM & Rogers, CJ 2020, 'Spices in a High-Saturated-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Meal Reduce Postprandial Proinflammatory Cytokine Secretion in Men with Overweight or Obesity: A 3-Period, Crossover, Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of Nutrition, vol. 150, no. 6, pp. 1600-1609.
Petersen, KS, Rogers, CJ, West, SG, Proctor, DN & Kris-Etherton, PM 2020, 'The effect of culinary doses of spices in a high-saturated fat, high-carbohydrate meal on postprandial lipemia and endothelial function: A randomized, controlled, crossover pilot trial', Food and Function, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 3191-3200.


Cantorna, MT, Rogers, CJ & Arora, J 2019, 'Aligning the Paradoxical Role of Vitamin D in Gastrointestinal Immunity', Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 459-466.
Sturgeon, KM, Mathis, KM, Rogers, CJ, Schmitz, KH & Waning, DL 2019, 'Cancer- and Chemotherapy-Induced Musculoskeletal Degradation', JBMR Plus, vol. 3, no. 3, e10187.
Turbitt, WJ, Collins, SD, Meng, H & Rogers, CJ 2019, 'Increased adiposity enhances the accumulation of MDSCs in the tumor microenvironment and adipose tissue of pancreatic tumor-bearing mice and in immune organs of tumor-free hosts', Nutrients, vol. 11, no. 12, 3012.
Turbitt, WJ, Xu, Y, Sosnoski, DM, Collins, SD, Meng, H, Mastro, AM & Rogers, CJ 2019, 'Physical activity plus energy restriction prevents 4T1.2 mammary tumor progression, MDSC accumulation, and an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment', Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 493-505.


Aurigemma, NC, Koltun, KJ, VanEvery, H, Rogers, CJ & De Souza, MJ 2018, 'Linking the Gut Microbiota to Bone Health in Anorexia Nervosa', Current Osteoporosis Reports, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 65-75.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)