PhD, Public Health, Georgia State University
Cohort Two Fellow

Academic Mentor
Daniel Whitaker
Professor, Georgia State University

Policy Mentor
John Lutzker
Director, Center for Healthy Development, Georgia State University

Current Institutional Affiliation
Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care SystemsEvidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Adverse Childhood Experiences


Dr. McGill Rogers received her PhD from Georgia State University and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a joint appointment in the departments of epidemiology and social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. McGill Rogers has worked in various capacities in the field of public health including direct service provision, training, and research -- all towards the goal of advancing the knowledge base and service availability for children and families across the globe.  Dr. McGill Rogers' work focuses on mixed methods approaches to understanding the mechanisms through which adverse life experiences impact trajectories for children, adolescents, and families, with a specific focus on promoting resilience and coping. Dr. McGill Rogers works on several projects investigating trauma epidemiology, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) risk and resilience, behavioral epidemiology, and behavioral epigenetics. Upon completing her PhD, Dr. McGill Rogers completed a one year Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development postdoctoral research fellowship in the department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she investigated key factors related to religious coping with violence exposure (including IPV) among war exposed adults, as a part of a prospective longitudinal/intergenerational study of war-affected youth in Sierra Leone.