Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP

Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP

Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP is Vice Chancellor of Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). She is also the RBHS Chair of Interprofessional Education at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Rodgers served as the fifth and final president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) from January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Between 1998 to 2013 Dr. Rodgers served in various leadership roles at UMDNJ including Senior Associate Dean for Community Health at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President. Dr. Rodgers is board certified in family medicine and is a diplomat of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has spent much of her career working with poor, minority and disadvantaged patients and communities.  She currently chairs the steering committee for the Believe in a Healthy Newark Culture of Health Initiative that is funded by RWJF/ New Jersey Health Initiatives.  She chairs the board of directors for the Healthy Greater Newark Medicaid ACO and is a member of the board of the Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition.  From October 2016 to April 2017 she served as interim director of the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness.