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Associate Professor of Health and Physical Activity - Programming Director, Pitt Healthy Lifestyle Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Renee J. Rogers’ work includes research on the health benefits of physical activity, healthy lifestyle behavior engagement and intervention design, and obesity prevention and treatment, with an emphasis on research into practice. Dr. Rogers is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

She is the Programming Director at the Pitt Healthy Lifestyle Institute and also directs the Moving Health with Media Core. She is a co-investigator on the MoTrPAC (Molecular Tranducers of Physical Activity Consortium) discovering the health impacts of exercise along with several other studies investigating the role of physical activity and weight management strategies on health outcomes. She is a key contributor to the design of several clinical trial interventions, many of which involve technology and media to assist with dissemination. She brings this evidenced-based work forward into practice with the programming that she directs for the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Community. Find her forward facing programming on all things @BeFitPitt.


  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2013–2019
    Assistant professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2012–2013
    Instructor, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2003–2009
    Adjunct instructor, Youngstown State University


  • 2012 
    University of Pittsburgh, PhD - Exercise Physiology
  • 2009 
    University of Pittsburgh, MS - Health, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease
  • 2004 
    Youngstown State University, BS - Exercise Science

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow
  • The Obesity Society
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine