Denise V. Rodgers, MD
Dr. Denise V. Rodgers is the Provost and Executive Vice President for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She is also a Professor of Family Medicine at the UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Rodgers has overall responsibility for the educational, research and clinical activities occurring in all eight of the schools of UMDNJ. She has a strong interest in inter-professional education and healthcare as a mechanism to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Rodgers is particularly interested in leveraging the resources of UMDNJ as a statewide asset to improve the health of all New Jersey residents with special attention to minority and underserved populations.
Prior to becoming Executive Vice President, Dr. Rodgers served as University Chief of Staff for UMDNJ from September, 2005 to April, 2006. She served as Senior Associate Dean for Community Health at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 1997 to 2005. Before coming to RWJMS, Dr. Rodgers was Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She was also Director of the UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Family Practice Residency Program and Chief of Service in Family and Community Medicine at SFGH.
Dr. Rodgers has served on a number of local, statewide and national committees. She is currently Vice Chair of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Minority and Multicultural Health Advisory Commission and serves on the Governor’s Council on HIV/AIDS and Related Blood-Borne Pathogens.
Dr. Rodgers received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychobiology from Oberlin College. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her family medicine training in the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Dr. Rodgers is board certified in family medicine and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians.