Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Connie Jo Rogers, PhD

Connie Jo Rogers, PhD

Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Obesity
  • T-Lymphocytes
  • Fats
  • Cytokines
  • Vaccines
  • Diet
  • Immunity
  • Chitosan
  • Exercise
  • Inflammation
  • Young Adult

Recent Publications


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.


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.


Kraemer, WJ, Kennett, MJ, Mastro, AM, McCarter, RJ, Rogers, CJ, DuPont, WH, Flanagan, SD, Turbitt, WJ, Fragala, MS, Post, EM & Hymer, WC 2017, 'Bioactive growth hormone in older men and women: It's relationship to immune markers and healthspan', Growth Hormone and IGF Research, vol. 34, pp. 45-54.
Lee, Y, Ba, Z, Roberts, RF, Rogers, CJ, Fleming, JA, Meng, H, Furumoto, EJ & Kris-Etherton, PM 2017, 'Effects of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12® on the lipid/lipoprotein profile and short chain fatty acids in healthy young adults: A randomized controlled trial', Nutrition Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, 39.
Huang, KH, Hao, L, Smith, PB, Rogers, CJ, Patterson, AD & Ross, AC 2017, 'Lipid emulsion added to a liquid high-carbohydrate diet and voluntary running exercise reduce lipogenesis and ameliorate early-stage hepatic steatosis in mice', Journal of Nutrition, vol. 147, no. 5, pp. 746-753.

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