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
  • Vaccines
  • Immunity
  • Cytokines
  • Fats
  • Diet
  • Chitosan
  • Young Adult
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Natural Killer Cells

Recent Publications


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', The Journal of nutrition, vol. 150, no. 6, pp. 1600-1609.


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.
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.


Meng, H, Lee, Y, Ba, Z, Peng, J, Lin, J, Boyer, AS, Fleming, JA, Furumoto, EJ, Roberts, RF, Kris-Etherton, PM & Rogers, CJ 2016, 'Consumption of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 impacts upper respiratory tract infection and the function of NK and T cells in healthy adults', Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 1161-1171.
Ashmore, JH, Rogers, CJ, Kelleher, SL, Lesko, SM & Hartman, TJ 2016, 'Dietary Iron and Colorectal Cancer Risk: A Review of Human Population Studies', Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 1012-1020.

Clinical Trials Search

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