Denise V. Rodgers
is associate dean for Community Health and a
professor of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of
New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As associate dean she has
overall administrative responsibility for a federally qualified health center
located in the heart of New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey
Department of Health and Senior Services Latino Health Advisory Committee and
has been a member of several state committees addressing the problem of black
infant mortality rates. Dr. Rodgers has written and lectured extensively
regarding excess mortality in minorities and racism in medicine. She has a B.A.
in Psychobiology from Oberlin College. Dr. Rodgers graduated from Michigan
State University College of Human Medicine and completed her family practice
training in the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical
Center in the Bronx.