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Ann E. Rogers PhD, RN

Edith F. Honeycutt Chair in Nursing
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Phone: 404-712-7533

Fax: 404-712-8145

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My interest in sleep began during the early 80s when I noticed a disconnect between what the literature was describing in terms of what it was like to live with narcolepsy and what a close family member had experienced. From that initial introduction to sleep medicine, my interest shifted from neuroscience to excessive daytime sleepiness.  Since that time, my research has focused on excessive daytime sleepiness, whether due to pathology (narcolepsy), or insufficient sleep.  The Staff Nurse Fatigue and Patient Study, which I directed was the first to document the adverse effects of nurse work hours on patient, nurse and public safety. I am currently finishing a study evaluating the efficacy of combining sleep extension with a diet and exercise protocol to promote weight loss and planning my next study evaluating a novel intervention for mild obstructive sleep apnea.

Education & Training:

  • BSN (Nursing) University of Iowa (1975)
  • MS in Nursing, University of Missouri-Columbia (1980) 
  • PhD, Northwestern University (1986)

Board Certification:

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (1987)


  • Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (1988) 
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (2001) 
  • Recipient of the American Academy of Nursing Media Award (2004) 
  • Member of Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Optimizing Graduate Medical Trainee Resident Hours and Work Schedules to Improve Patient Safety (2007-2008)

Recent & Noteworthy Publications:

Rogers, A.E. (2012).  Healthcare Work Schedules, in P Carayon (Ed.) Handbook of Human Factors and  Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety.  pp 199-208 Taylor & Francis Group: New York.

Dorrian, J., Paterson, J., Pincombe, J., Grech, C., Rogers, A.E., & Dawson, D. (2011) Sleepiness, stress, and compensatory behaviors in nurses and midwives.  Revista de Saute Publica (Journal of Public Health, Brazil) 45, 922-930 PMID 21845291

Rogers, A.E. (2011) Narcolepsy. In N. Redeker and G.P. McEaney (Eds.) Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice, Springer Publishing: New York

Rogers, A. E. & Valerio, T.D. (2011).  The Role of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) in Specialized Sleep Clinics.  In N. Redeker and G.P. McEaney (Eds.) Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice,  pp 141-157.  Springer Publishing: New York

Scott, L.D., Hofmeister, N., Rogness, N., & Rogers, A.E.  (2010). An interventional Approach for patient and nurse safety: A fatigue countermeasures feasibility study. Nursing Research, 59, 250-258. PMID 20467338

Scott, L.D., Hofmeister, N., Rogness, N., & Rogers, A.E. (2010).  Implementing a fatigue countermeasures program for nurses: A focus group analysis. Journal of Nursing Administration.40, 233-240. PMID 20431458

Dorrian, J., Tolley, C., Lamond, N., van den Heuvel, C., Pincombe, J., Rogers, A.E, & Dawson, D. (2008) Work Hours, Sleep and Errors in a Group of Australian Hospital Nurses Applied Erogonomics, 39, 605-613. PMID 18395183

Rogers A.E., Dean, G., Hwang, W-T, & Scott, L.D. (2008) The Role of Registered Nurses in Error
 Prevention, Discovery, and Correction.  Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 17, 117-121. PMID 18385405

Rogers, AE (2008). The Effects of Fatigue and Sleepiness on Nurse Performance and Patient Safety. In R. Hughes (Ed) Patient Safety and Quality, An Evidenced-Based Handbook for Nurses, Washington D.C., Agency for Healthcare. PMID 21328747

Scott, L.D., Hwang, W-T, Rogers, A.E., Nysse, T., Dean, G.E., Dinges, D.F. (2007). The Relationship between Nurse Work Schedules, Sleep Duration, and Drowsy Driving.  Sleep, 30,1801-1807. PMID 18246989

Gooneratne, NS, Dean, G.E, Rogers, AE, Nkwuo, JE, Coyne, JC, & Kaiser, LR (2007). Sleep and quality of life in long-term lung cancer survivors. Lung Cancer, 58, 403-410. PMID 17765353

Balas, M.C., Scott, L.D. & Rogers, A.E. (2006).  Frequency and Type of Errors and Near Errors Reported by Critical Care Nurses.  Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 38, 21-41 PMID 16871848

Dorrian, J., Lamond, N., van den Heuvel, C., Pincombe, J., Rogers, A.E., & Dawson, D. (2006). A Pilot Study of the Safety Implications of Australian Nurses’ Sleep and Work Hours. Chronobiology International, 23 (6). 1149-1163. PMID 17190702

Scott, L.D., Rogers, AE., Hwang, W-T., & Zhang, Y.  (2006). The effects of critical care nurse work hours on vigilance and patient safety. American Journal of Critical Care, 15, 30-37. PMID 16391312

Scott, L.D., Hwang, W-T. & Rogers, A.E. (2006). The impact of multiple caregiving roles on fatigue, stress, and work performance among hospital staff nurses.  JONA, 36, 86-95  PMID 16528150

Rogers, A.E., Hwang, W-T, & Scott, L.D. (2004). The effects of work breaks on staff nurse performance.  Journal of Nursing Administration, 34, 512-519. PMID 15586072

Balas, M, C., Scott, L.D. & Rogers, A.E. (2004) The prevalence and nature of errors and near errors reported by hospital staff nurses.  Applied Nursing Research, 17, 224-230.  PMID 15573330

Rogers, A.E., Hwang, W-T, Scott, LD, Aiken, L.H. & Dinges, DF. (2004). The working hours of hospital staff nurses and patient safety. Health Affairs, 23, 202-212. PMID 15318582

Rogers, A.E. (2004).  Work hour regulation in safety-sensitive industries. In Institute of Medicine, Keeping patients safe: Transforming the work of nurses, pp 314-358. Washington, D.C. National Academy Press.