April J. Rogers

Assistant Professor
April J. Rogers, MD, MPH, MBA, is an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University in the Department of Health Administration, College of Professional Studies. In 2016, Dr. Rogers became the first Health Disparity Research fellow for the Association of Black Cardiologists at New York University School of Medicine, Department of Population Health. During her tenure, she was invited to speak at the American Heart Association, National Medical Association and the Association of Black Cardiologists annual scientific conferences regarding her work on sleep, cardio-metabolic diseases, and health disparities. While completing her fellowship, Dr. Rogers was awarded a full scholarship towards a master’s degree in public health at New York University College of Global Public Health. Previously, Dr. Rogers was a research scientist at New York University School of Medicine, Department of Population Health. She also graduated from the Center for Stroke Disparities Solution (CSDS) research institute, a program sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). As a health disparity fellow, Dr. Rogers research focused on sociocultural and environmental factors preventing minority communities from engaging in healthful behavioral practices to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea-related morbidity and mortality. Dr. Rogers published manuscripts focuses on sleep-related breathing disorders and cardio-metabolic disease in various journals. Her most notable work includes ‘Resistant Hypertension and Sleep Duration among Blacks with Metabolic Syndrome’; ‘Predictive Risk Factors of Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Blacks with Metabolic Syndrome’; and ‘Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Players in the National Football League’. Dr. Rogers also serves as a member of the American Heart Association Northeast Consortium, which aims to improve cardiovascular health and brain health of all American. Dr. Rogers ultimate goals are to develop behavioral interventions to increase health equity among minority populations.

Courses Taught

HSA
1003
ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE
HSA
1004
HEALTH CARE LABOR FORCE & TECH
HSA
1011
LEGAL ASPECTS OF HLTH ORGS
HSA
1015
INTRO TO GLOBAL HEALTHCARE SYS
HSA
1035
AMBULATORY CARE:ORG & ADM
HSA
1042
INTRODUCTION TO MANAGED CARE
HSA
1100
INTRO TO U.S. HEALTH CARE SYST
HSA
1101
INTRO TO U.S. HEALTH CARE SYST
HSC
1081
GERONTOLOGY INTERNSHIP
HSC
1082
CHILD ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP
HSC
1083
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY INTERNSHIP
HSC
1084
BEHAVRL HEALTH IN COMM INTERN
HSC
1085
CHILDCARE INTERNSHIP
HSC
1088
CHEM DEPENDNCY & FAMILY INTERN