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Cynthia Rogers, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

Education and Training
Undergraduate Education: BA in Psychology,
Magna Cum Laude
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1998

Graduate Education: M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, MO, June, 2005

Post-Graduate Training
General Psychiatry Residency, 2005-2008
Washington University School of Medicine
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2008 – 2010
Chief Fellow 2009 - 2010
Washington University School of Medicine

Major Awards
Eli Robbins Award, for excellence in research and clinical psychiatry, Washington University Department of Psychiatry, 2010

APA American Psychiatric Leadership Fellow (formerly GlaxoSmithKline fellowship) 2007-2009

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, elected 2005

Areas of Clinical Interest
Evaluation of social and emotional development in preterm toddlers and preschoolers.
Treatment and evaluation of Perinatal Psychiatric disorders.
Evaluation and treatment of psychiatric illness in high risk toddlers and preschoolers.

Areas of Research Interests
Neuroimaging biomarkers of abnormal social and emotional development in formerly preterm children.

Effects of adverse environmental factors like parental psychopathology and child maltreatment on social and emotional development of preterm and full term infants.

Key Publications
Rogers CE, Anderson PJ, Thompson DK, Kidokoro H, Wallendorf M, Treyvaud K, Roberts G, Doyle LW, Neil JJ, Inder TE, (2012 Feb). Regional cerebral development at term relates to school-age social-emotional development in very preterm children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 51(2): 181-91.  Full Article ->

Rogers CE, Sylvester CM, Mintz C, Kenley JK, Shimony JS, Barch DM, Smyser CD, (2017 Feb). Neonatal Amygdala Functional Connectivity at Rest in Healthy and Preterm Infants and Early Internalizing Symptoms. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 56(2): 157-166.  Full Article ->

Rogers CE, Lenze SN, Luby JL, (2013 Mar). Late preterm birth, maternal depression, and risk of preschool psychiatric disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 52(3): 309-18.  Full Article ->

Regional white matter development in very preterm infants: perinatal predictors and early developmental outcomes. Rogers CE, Smyser T, Smyser CD, Shimony J, Inder TE, Neil JJ. Pediatr Res. 2016 Jan; 79(1-1)87-95. doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.172.

Cortical Gray and Adjacent White Matter Demonstrate Synchronous Maturation in Very Preterm Infants. Smyser TA, Smyser CD, Rogers CE, Gillespie SK, Inder TE, Neil JJ. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Jul 24; pii: bhv164.

Altered gray matter volume and school age anxiety in children born late preterm. Rogers CE, Barch DM, Sylvester CM, Pagliaccio D, Harms MP, Botteron KN, Luby JL J Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 165(5)928-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.06.063.

Funded Research Projects
NIMH(PI):Predicting Preschool Psychopathology with Brain Connectivity in Preterm Neonates

Steward Family(PI):Perinatal Behavioral Health Service

Maternal, Child & Family Health Coalition(PI):Washington University Perinatal Behavioral Health Service
Maternal, Child & Family Health Coalition(PI):The Washington University-PBHI-Psychiatric Training and Consultation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation(PI):Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (DDFRCS)