|Denise V. Rodgers, MD|
Dr. Denise Rodgers is an Ex-Officio member of the Kennedy University Hospital Board of Trustees.
As Executive Vice President for Academic and Clinical Affairs at UMDNJ, a position she has held since 2006, Dr. Rodgers provides oversight to the eight schools and two clinical units at the University. She joined the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1997 as Associate Dean for Community Health and Professor of Family Medicine.
Dr. Rodgers has devoted her career to improving health care for medically underserved, poor, and minority communities. She has written and lectured extensively regarding excess mortality in minorities, racism in medicine, cultural competency, and has taught health professionals to work with underserved populations.
A member of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Latino Health Advisory Committee, she has been a member of several committees addressing the problem of Black Infant Mortality in New Jersey.
Prior to joining Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Rodgers was the Residency Director of the UCSF - San Francisco General Hospital Family Practice Residency Program. She was a professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF and from 1994 - 1996 she served as Chief of Staff of San Francisco General Hospital.
Dr. Rodgers graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is board certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
She resides in Montclair, NJ.