Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
Dr. Rodgers focuses on adolescent health promotion in low-income urban communities. Her research empirically examines protective and risk factors for adolescent problem behaviors and the conceptualization of resilience in said communities. Ultimately, Dr. Rodgers intends to utilize the findings from her research to develop interventions that promote the healthy, adaptive and successful development of urban, low-income youth of color through not only decreasing or eliminating problem behaviors but also increasing strengths and promoting resilience.
Rodgers, C.R.R., Nichols, T. & Botvin, G.J. (in press) Alcohol and Cigarette Free: Examining Social Influences on Substance Abstinence among Black non-Latina Urban Adolescent Girls. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.
Bradshaw, C., Rodgers, C.R.R., Ghandour, L. A. & Garbarino, J. (2009) Social-Cognitive Mediators of the Association between Community Violence Exposure and Aggressive Behavior: Implications for School-Based Intervention. School Psychology Quarterly, 24, 199-210.
Book Chapter and Reports
Thomas, A.J. & Rodgers, C.R.R. (2009). Resilience and protective factors for African American and Latina girls. In J.L. Chin (Ed.) Diversity in Mind and in Action, (pp. 117-127) Volume 1. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.
American Psychological Association, Task Force on Resilience and Strength in Black Children and Adolescents, (2008). Resilience in African American Children and adolescents: A vision for optimal development. Washington, DC: Author.
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