Mary Rogers

Mary RogersMary Rogers, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher

Mary Rogers is a licensed addictions counselor (LAC), adjunct faculty member of the University of South Dakota and the University of Maryland University College, and senior researcher with Sundance Research Institute. Dr. Rogers has served in the capacity of Consultant for the Office for Victims of Crime-Training and Technical Assistance Center and as a Certified Trainer for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center-Domestic Violence. She was a law enforcement officer and domestic violence/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) advocate. She instructs university courses in substance abuse, criminal psychology, and criminal justice, as well as graduate courses in research methods, program planning and evaluation, and trauma and violence prevention and intervention. Dr. Rogers is coauthor of a book chapter titled “Domestic Violence in American Indian Communities: Background, Culture and Legal Issues” in Health and Social Issues of Native American Women (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC–CLIO Publications, Winter 2011).


Dr. Rogers’ recent studies completely focused on health disparities research with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana, including a Pilot Study of Cultural and Community Interventions for Young Male Offenders, Strategies for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Resources and Technical Assistance, a Pilot Study of the Social and Economic Costs of Methamphetamine on the Fort Peck Reservation, and Health Literacy Assessment and Improvement among American Indian People with Diabetes. Her current projects include providing technical assistance and training to IHS Tribal Injury Prevention grantees and providing evaluation and training services in support of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council’s CDC Good Health in Indian Country 5-year grant.


Dr. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of South Dakota.