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Rogers Bonnie

E-mail: rogersb@email.unc.edu

Bonnie Rogers is a Professor of Public Health and Nursing and is Director of the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center and the Occupational Health Nursing Program at the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Rogers received her diploma in nursing from the Washington Hospital Center School of Nursing, Washington, DC; her baccalaureate in nursing from George Mason University, School of Nursing, Fairfax, VA; and her master of public health degree and doctorate in public health, the latter with a major in environmental health sciences and occupational health nursing from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD. She holds a postgraduate certificate as an adult health clinical nurse specialist. She is certified in occupational health nursing, is a certified legal nurse consultant, and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Dr. Rogers is completing an academic certificate program in Bioethics and Health Policy at Loyola University, Chicago in 2013, and was invited to study ethics as a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center in New York. She was granted a NIOSH career award to study ethical issues in occupational health.

In addition to managerial, consultant, and educator/researcher positions, Dr. Rogers has also practiced for many years as a public health nurse, occupational health nurse, and occupational health nurse practitioner. She has published nearly 200 articles and book chapters, and two books, including Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: Concepts and Practice, and Occupational Health Nursing Guidelines for Primary Clinical Conditions, in their third and fourth editions, respectively. She is a member of several editorial panels and has given more than 450 presentations nationally and internationally on occupational health and safety issues. Dr. Rogers has had several funded research grants on clinical issues in occupational health, health promotion, research priorities, hazards to health care workers, and ethical issues in occupational health. She is Editor for the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting.

Dr. Rogers has been Chairperson of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda Liaison Committee for more than 15 years. She has served on numerous Institute of Medicine committees including the Nursing, Health and the Environment Committee, the Committee to Assess Training Needs for Occupational Safety and Health Personnel in the United States, the IOM standing committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health, Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A, and PPE for Healthcare Workers During an Influenza Pandemic: Current Research Issues.

Dr. Rogers is honored to serve as Chairperson of the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors. She is Vice President of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) and completed two terms as Chairperson of the Scientific Committee on Education and Training in Occupational Health, ICOH. Dr. Rogers is past president of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, completed several terms as an appointed member of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, and is President of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. She is a consultant in occupational health and ethics.

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