Carolyn D. Rogers, Ph.D., MPH, MHS, MCHES

  University Lecturer Senior Status
  708-235-7394 ext. 7394
  Office Location: G 136
  Office Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. - Noon; Wednesday, 10 a.m. - Noon, and 2- 3 p.m.
All others by appointment
  College: CHHS
  Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health


I have been at Governors State University (GSU) for more than nine years and have had the opportunity to work in various capacities for the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer, serving the undergraduate Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) students pursuing a degree in Community Health. The BHS program is embarking on new territory as the field of public health expands and is extended to bridge the gap across disciplines; I am honored to be a part of that movement. Here at GSU, I have the opportunity to participate in the growth and development of the field of public health by introducing emerging leaders into a diverse and broad discipline.

Currently, my interests and research include program evaluation, social disorganization, and health disparities according to diet and nutrition. Presently, I am exploring the health effects of diet and adverse health outcomes through the use of herbal and holistic approaches. I am evaluating the effectiveness of such diets and its implications on bacterial, viral and fungal properties.

My commitment to community service and academic scholarship at GSU has been expanded with my newly appointed position as a member of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Division Board for Professional Preparation and Practice. I am committed to advancing our Community Health students to develop intellectually and professionally. Additionally, as a member of the Inter-professional Education committee member, I am committed to working collaboratively with diverse populations and other disciplines, where GSU has provided these opportunities for me to do so.