About

Dr. Rogers is a Professor, tenured, and nationally renowned sleep expert who joined the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing June 2010.  Her distinguished research career spans three decades and has focused on patients with narcolepsy, as well as adult populations who obtain insufficient sleep.  She earned a doctorate from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), a masters degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Columbia, MO) and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Iowa College of Nursing (Iowa City, IA). She was appointed as the Director of Emory University Emeritus College in June 2021.

Areas of Expertise

Clinical: Sleep and Sleep Disorders Medicine

Research:   Excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy and insufficient sleep, shiftwork, objective and subjective methods of measuring sleep

Publications

  • Rogers, A.E., Hu, Y., Wissel, E.G., Petit, R.A., Jarrett, S., Christie, J., Reed, T. (2021) Shiftwork, Functional Bowel Symptoms and the Microbiome.  PeerJ, 9, e11406. doi: 10.7717/peerj.11406.
  • Pak, V., Butts, B., Hertzberg, V., Collop, N., Quyyumi, A., Cox, J., Rogers, A.E., & Dunbar, S. (2020) Daytime sleepiness predicts inflammation and ambulatory blood pressure in sleep apnea.  ERJ Open Research, 6, 00310-2019. DOI:10.1183/23120541.00310-2019
  • Ayas, N., Jekin, A., Tholin, H., Rogers, A.E., Dodek, P., Hirsh-Allen, A-J., Norena, M., Wong, H. (2020) Consecutive Nursing Shifts and the Risk of Hypoglycemia in Critically Ill Patients who are receiving Intravenous Insulin: A Multicentre Study.  Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. dot.org/10.5664/jcsm.8382
  • Weaver, M.D., Vetter, C., Rajaratnam, S.M.W., O'Brien, C.S., Qadri, S., Benca, R.M., Rogers, A.E., Leary, E.B., Mignot, E., Walsh, J.K., Czeisler, C.A., Barger, L.K. (2018). Symptoms of Sleep Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety are associated with Adverse Safety Outcomes in Healthcare Workers.  Journal of Sleep Research. E12722.
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Teaching

Dr. Rogers has taught a variety of courses in the PhD program and mentors both doctoral students and undergraduate students participating in the Honors Program.  She currently teaches NRSG 790 Teaching in the Nursing Profession and TATT 605 and 610, Teaching Assistantship and Teaching Associateship.

Research

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.

Awards

  • University of Iowa College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses Pioneering Spirit Award