Dr. Cheryl Rodgers, who joined the DUSON faculty in 2013, has extensive clinical and research experience among pediatric bone marrow transplant patients. She is doubly certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Oncology Nurse. Dr. Rodgers earned her BSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1989, her MSN from the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center in 2000; and her PhD from Texas Woman’s University in 2009./
Dr. Rogers' dissertation research focused on exploring the symptom experiences of children and adolescents during their bone marrow transplant recovery. During a three-year post-doctoral fellowship (NIH-NCI, K12CA090433-09, Pediatric Oncology Clinical Research Faculty Fellowship) at Baylor College of Medicine, she developed and evaluated an early symptom management intervention for adolescent bone marrow transplant patients. She will continue to develop her program of research focused on expanding symptom experience knowledge and exploring symptom management strategies.
Dr. Rodgers has served as a manuscript reviewer for pediatric and oncology journals and is a member of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing/ Editorial Board. She currently serves as the Evidence-Based Practice Chair and a member of the Nursing Discipline Steering Council within the Children’s Oncology Group.