Cynthia Rogers, MD


Cynthia Rogers is the founder and Co-director of the Perinatal Behavioral Health Service. She is a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Co-Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her work is centered is on how certain social determinants of health impact marginalized populations in both clinical and research settings. Her research focuses on how adverse exposures like poverty, structural racism, prematurity, and prenatal maternal mental health and substance use affect development across childhood in racially diverse populations.  These investigations also include an emphasis on assessing the role of psychosocial stressors including maternal experiences of racial discrimination, maternal mental health, and dysfunctional parenting in affecting the development of the neonatal brain and contributing to childhood psychiatric disorders. Her research has appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, among others. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.