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Shameka Rodgers, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

Shameka Rodgers, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C Pre-Doctoral Training Fellow
UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity Related Research
Nursing
UAB School of Nursing, NB 480
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
office:(205-996-0090
Email: shameka1@uab.edu
Full CV

Shameka received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing-Family Primary Care from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is a family nurse practitioner who previously worked in a rural, primary care clinic in North Carolina. In 2018, Shameka was accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program at UAB and began a research immersion with Dr. Paula Chandler-Laney in the Department of Nutrition with the Healthcare After Pregnancy-Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity (HAPi) Study. Shameka's current research is focused on the relationships between sleep quality, adiposity, and blood pressure in school-aged children from rural and underserved communities. Her goal is to address health disparities by discovering new methods for the prevention and treatment of obesity and hypertension in the pediatric population.

Education:

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham - Master of Science in Nursing
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Years: 8/2019 – present
Primary Mentor: Olivia Affuso, PhD; Co-mentors: Marti Rice, PhD, Paula Chandler-Laney, PhD, and  Dr. Peng Li, PhD

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and Grant Number 17SFRN336101011 from the American Heart Association. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health or the American Heart Association.