Dr. Rodgers’ interests are in the area of body image, and disordered eating, and other appearance-changing behaviors, with sociocultural and critical lens. Her research aims both to examine socio-cultural determinants of health-related behaviors but also to generate research which may inform public policy. She is the author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters.
1. DuBois, R. H.*, Rodgers, R. F., Franko, D L., Eddy, K., Thompson, J. A network analysis investigation of the cognitive-behavioral theory of eating disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, in press.
2. Rodgers, R. F., Franko, D.L., Donovan, E., Cousineau, T., Yates, K.*, McGowan, K., Cook, E. , & Lowy A. S. Body Image In Emerging Adults: The Protective Role Of Self-Compassion. Body Image, in press.
3. Rodgers, R. F., Damiano, S. R., Wertheim, E. H., & Paxton, S. J. Media exposure in very young girls: prospective and cross-sectional relationships with BMIz, self-esteem and body size stereotypes. Developmental Psychology, in press
4. Rodgers, R. F., Franko, D. L., Lovering, M. E., Luk, ., Pernal, W., & and Matsumoto, A. Development and validation of the Female Muscularity Scale. Sex Roles, in press.
5. Rodgers, R. F., Ziff, S., Lowy, A., Yu, K., & S. B. Austin. Results of a strategic science study to inform policies targeting extreme thinness standards in the fashion industry. International Journal of Eating Disorders, in press.
6. Convertino, A.*, Rodgers, R.F., Franko, D. L., & Jodoin, A.* An evaluation of the Aerie Real campaign: Potential for promoting positive body image? Journal of Health Psychology, in press.
7. Rodgers, R. F. (2016). The role of the “Healthy Weight” discourse in body image and eating concerns: An extension of sociocultural theory, Eating Behaviors, 22, 194–198.
8. Rodgers, R. F., & Melioli, T*. (2016). The relationship between body image concerns, eating disorders and Internet use, part I: a review of empirical support. Adolescent Research Review, 1, 95–119.
9. Rodgers, R. F. (2016). The relationship between body image concerns, eating disorders and Internet use, part II: an integrated theoretical model. Adolescent Research Review, 1, 121–137.
10. Rodgers, R.F., McLean, S.A., Marques, M., Dunstan, C., & Paxton, S. (2016). Trajectories of body dissatisfaction and dietary restriction in early adolescent girls: a latent class growth analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1664–167727.
11. Saul, J., & Rodgers, R. F. (2016) Wellness, not weight: Changing the focus in children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55, 7-9.
12. Rodgers, R. F., Franko, D. L., Gottlieb, M., & Daynard, R. (2015). Decreases in tanning behaviors following a short online survey: Potential for prevention? Preventive Medicine Reports, 2, 76-78.
Awards and Honors
Jan 2017 Bouvé Distinguished Educator Award- Graduate
Academy for Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Research Society