News Release: School of Nursing

Jul. 14,  2010

Sleep Medicine Expert Ann Rogers Joins Emory Nursing School Faculty

News Article ImageAnn Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nationally known sleep medicine expert Ann Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed to the faculty of Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Rogers, a widely acclaimed expert in the areas of sleep disorders and chronic disease management, is credited with conducting the Staff Nurse Fatigue and Patient Safety Study, a groundbreaking investigation that led to sweeping changes in nursing policies in clinical settings across the country.

"Emory's School of Nursing is privileged to have such an outstanding scholar join its faculty," says Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. "Dr. Rogers is ideally suited to help us continue our tradition of world-class nursing research."

In her new role, Rogers will develop partnerships with the Emory Sleep Center and conduct research in sleep medicine. She will also teach research courses to undergraduate and doctoral nursing students.

Rogers currently serves as the principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health study to identify the relationship between reduced sleep duration and increased body mass index. This study will lay the groundwork for a clinical trial testing whether healthy obese individuals who obtain more than 7.5 hours of sleep per night lose more weight than healthy obese adults who sleep less than 6.5 hours per night.

Rogers was elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 1987 and the American Academy of Nursing in 2001. She is one of only six nurses credentialed as a diplomate by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Rogers is also a member of the American Nurses Association and the Sleep Research Society.

Prior to joining Emory, Rogers held joint appointments at the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine. She has also held positions at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Michael S. Aldrich Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Rogers received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Iowa, a master's degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and doctoral degree from Northwestern University.

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