Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM  

Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Office Location: 751 N. Rutledge, Room 1100
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Appointments: 217-545-8000

Degree Year Institution Area
BS 1980 Erskine College Biology
MD 1984 University of South Florida Medicine
Residency 1987 Medical College of Georgia  
Fellowship 1990 University of North Carolina General Internal Medicine
MPH 2000 University of South Carolina General Masters of Public Health
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine
Academic Interests
Exercise promotion and benefits in chronic disease populations, especially cancer survivors; preventive medicine; population health
Clinical Interests
General internal medicine; weight management
Representative Publications
  1. Rogers, LQ; Gutin, B; Humphries, M; Lemmon, CR; Waller, JL; Baranowski, T; Saunders, R. (2005) A physician fitness program: enhancing the physician as an “exercise” role model for patients. Teach Learn Med. 17(1):27-35.
  2. Rogers, LQ; Shah, P; Dunnington, G; Greive, A; Shanmughan, A; Dawson B; Courneya, K.S. (2005) Social cognitive theory and physical activity during breast cancer treatment. Oncol. Nurs Forum. 32(4):807-815.
  3. Rogers, LQ; Courneya, KS; Verhulst, S; Markwell, S; Lanzotti, V; Shah, P. (2006) Exercise barrier and task self-efficacy in breast cancer patients during treatment. Supp Care Canc. 14(1):84-90.
  4. Rogers, LQ; Courneya, KS; Robbins, TK; Malone, J; Seiz, A; Koch, L; Rao, K; Nagarkar, M. (2006) Physical activity and quality of life in head and neck cancer survivors. Supp Care Canc. 14:1012-1019.
  5. Rogers, LQ; McAuley, E; Courneya, KS; Humphries, MC; Gutin, B. (2007) Racial differences in physical activity associations among primary care patients. Ethnicity & Disease. 17:629-635.
  6. Rogers, LQ; Courneya, KS; Robbins, T; Malone, J; Seiz, A; Koch, L; Rao, K. (2008) Physical activity correlates and barriers in head and neck cancer patients. Supp Care Canc. 16:19-27.
  7. Rogers, LQ; McAuley, E; Courneya, KS; Verhulst, S. (2008) Correlates of physical activity self-efficacy among breast cancer survivors. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2008;32(6):594-603.
  8. Rogers, LQ; Courneya, KS; Verhulst, S; Markwell, SJ; McAuley, E. (2008) Factors associated with exercise counseling and program preferences among breast cancer survivors. J Phys Act Health. 5(5):688-705.
  9. Rogers, LQ; Courneya, KS; Robbins, KT; Rao, K; Malone, J; Seiz, A; Reminger, S; Markwell, SJ; Burra, V. (2008) Factors associated with fatigue, sleep, and cognitive function among head and neck cancer patients. Head and Neck. 30:1310-1317.
  10. Rogers, LQ; Malone, J; Rao, K; Courneya, KS; Fogleman, A; Tippey, A; Markwell, SJ, Robbins, TK. (2009) Exercise preferences among head and neck cancer patients: prevalence and associations with quality of life, symptom severity, depression, and rural residence. Head and neck. 31(8):994-1005.
  11. Rogers, LQ; Markwell, SJ; Verhulst, S; McAuley E; Courneya, KS. (2009) Rural breast cancer survivors: exercise preferences and their determinants. Psycho-Oncology. 18:412-421.
  12. Rogers, LQ; Rao, K; Malone, J; Kandula, P; Ronen, O; Markwell, SJ; Courneya, KS; Robbins, KT. (2009) Factors associated with quality of life in out-patient head and neck cancer patients six months after diagnosis.Head and neck. 31(9):1207-1214.
  13. Rogers, LQ; Hopkins-Price, P; Vicari, S; Markwell, S; Pamenter, R; Courneya, KS; Hoelzer, K; Naritoku, C; Edson, B; Jones, L; Dunnington, G; Verhulst, S. (2009) Physical activity and health outcomes three months after completing a physical activity behavior change intervention: persistent and delayed effects. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 18(5):1410-1418.
  14. Rogers, LQ; Hopkins-Price, P; Vicari, S; Pamenter, R; Courneya, KS; Markwell, S; Verhulst, S; Hoelzer, K; Naritoku, C; Jones, L; Dunnington, G; Lanzotti, V; Wynstra, J; Shah, L; Edson, B; Graff, A; Lowy, M. (2009) A Randomized Trial to Increase Physical Activity in Breast Cancer Survivors. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 41(4):935-946.
  15. Rogers, LQ; Markwell, SJ; Courneya, KS; McAuley, E; Verhulst, S. (2009) Exercise preference patterns, resources, and environment among rural breast cancer survivors. Journal of Rural Health. 25(4):388-391.
  16. McAuley, E; White, SM; Rogers, LQ; Motl, RW; Courneya, KS. (2010). Physical activity and fatigue in breast cancer and multiple sclerosis: Psychosocial mechanisms." Psychosomatic Medicine. 72(1):88-96.
  17. Rogers, LQ; Vicari, S; Courneya, KS. (in press). Lessons learned in the trenches: facilitating exercise adherence among breast cancer survivors in a group setting. Cancer Nursing.