Dr. Rogers is credited with conducting the Staff Nurse Fatigue and Patient Safety Study, a groundbreaking investigation that documented the long hours frequently worked by nurses and the effects of those hours on patient safety. Her study lead to sweeping changes in nursing polices in clinical settings across the country, in addition to triggering other investigations into the effects of long hours worked by nurses.
Her most recent study, funded by the Emory Synergy Grant Program examined the relationship of shift work, functional bowel symptoms and the microbiome.
Her research has been funded by a series of grants from the National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has also funded her research.