Roland J Thorpe

Associate Professor

20032020
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Research Output 2003 2020

2003

The life course of severe obesity: Does childhood overweight matter?

Ferraro, K. F., Thorpe, R. J. & Wilkinson, J. A., Mar 2003, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 58, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Morbid Obesity
childhood
mortality
Mortality
human being
2004

Aging, Obesity, and Mortality: Misplaced Concern about Obese Older People?

Thorpe, R. J. & Ferraro, K. F., Jan 2004, In : Research on Aging. 26, 1, p. 108-129 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mortality
Obesity
Mortality
heart disease
health risk
2006

Dog ownership, walking behavior, and maintained mobility in late life

Thorpe, R. J., Simonsick, E. M., Brach, J. S., Ayonayon, H., Satterfield, S., Harris, T. B., Garcia, M. & Kritchevsky, S. B., Sep 2006, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 54, 9, p. 1419-1424 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ownership
Walking
Dogs
Walkers
Independent Living

Physical activity and pet ownership in year 3 of the Health ABC study

Thorpe, R. J., Kreisle, R. A., Glickman, L. T., Simonsick, E. M., Newman, A. B. & Kritchevsky, S., Apr 2006, In : Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 14, 2, p. 154-168 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ownership
Pets
Exercise
Walking
Health

The color of hospitalization over the adult life course: Cumulative disadvantage in black and white?

Ferraro, K. F., Thorpe, R. J., McCabe, G. P., Kelley-Moore, J. A. & Jiang, Z., Nov 2006, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 61, 6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hospitalization
Hospitalization
Color
Hospital Records
Nutrition Surveys
2007

Association of overweight with increased risk of coronary heart disease partly independent of blood pressure and cholesterol levels: A meta-analysis of 21 cohort studies including more than 300 000 persons

Bogers, R. P., Bemelmans, W. J. E., Hoogenveen, R. T., Boshuizen, H. C., Woodward, M., Knekt, P., Van Dam, R. M., Hu, F. B., Visscher, T. L. S., Menotti, A., Thorpe, R. J., Jamrozik, K., Calling, S., Strand, B. H. & Shipley, M. J., Oct 9 2007, In : Archives of Internal Medicine. 167, 16, p. 1720-1728 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coronary Disease
Meta-Analysis
Cohort Studies
Cholesterol
Blood Pressure

Overcoming confounding of race with socio-economic status and segregation to explore race disparities in smoking

LaVeist, T. A., Thorpe, R. J., Mance, G. A., Jackson, J., Checkley, W. & Richardson, N. F., Oct 2007, In : Addiction. 102, SUPPL. 2, p. 65-70 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoking
Economics
Baltimore
Health Surveys
Health
2008
financial strain
Independent Living
mortality
Mortality
community
Poverty
African Americans
poverty
old age
Health

Exploring health disparities in integrated communities: Overview of the EHDIC study

LaVeist, T., Thorpe, R. J., Bowen-Reid, T., Jackson, J., Gary, T., Gaskin, D. & Browne, D., Jan 2008, In : Journal of Urban Health. 85, 1, p. 11-21 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

community research
Health
health
community
segregation
womens health
Women's Health
Poverty
Lower Extremity
poverty
community research
hypertension
African Americans
Hypertension
Health
2009

Association between lung function and disability in African-Americans

Thorpe, R. J., Szanton, S. L. & Whitfield, K., Jul 2009, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 63, 7, p. 541-545 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Lung
Logistic Models
Twin Studies
Activities of Daily Living

Cancer prevention behaviors in low-income urban whites: An understudied problem

Bowie, J., Juon, H. S., Dubay, L. C., Lebrun, L. A., Curbow, B. A., Thorpe, R. J. & Laveist, T. A., Nov 2009, In : Journal of Urban Health. 86, 6, p. 861-871 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cancer
low income
Health
health
Neoplasms

Education in time: Cohort differences in educational attainment in African-American twins

Szanton, S. L., Johnson, B., Thorpe, R. J. & Whitfield, K., Oct 30 2009, In : PLoS One. 4, 10, e7664.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ceilings
African Americans
education
Aging of materials
Education

Environmental and socio-economic factors as contributors to racial disparities in diabetes prevalence

LaVeist, T. A., Thorpe, R. J., Galarraga, J. E., Bower, K. M. & Gary-Webb, T. L., 2009, In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. 24, 10, p. 1144-1148 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Health Surveys
Baltimore
Economics
Interviews

Living arrangements during childrearing years and later health of african american mothers

Fothergill, K. E., Ensminger, M., Green, K. M., Thorpe, R. J., Robertson, J., Kasper, J. D. & Juon, H. S., Nov 2009, In : Journal of Marriage and Family. 71, 4, p. 848-861 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

life situation
health
mood
poverty
social integration

Racial differences in self-rated health at similar levels of physical functioning: An examination of health pessimism in the health, aging, and body composition study

Spencer, S. M., Schulz, R., Rooks, R. N., Albert, S. M., Thorpe, R. J., Brenes, G. A., Harris, T. B., Koster, A., Satterfield, S., Ayonayon, H. N. & Newman, A. B., Jan 2009, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 64, 1, p. 87-94 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pessimism
Body Composition
examination
Health
health
African Americans
Independent Living
Walking
Mobility Limitation
Baltimore
2010

Examining attitudes and knowledge about HPV and cervical cancer risk among female clinic attendees in Johannesburg, South Africa

Francis, S. A., Nelson, J., Liverpool, J., Soogun, S., Mofammere, N. & Thorpe, R. J., Nov 23 2010, In : Vaccine. 28, 50, p. 8026-8032 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

uterine cervical neoplasms
South Africa
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
screening
Papillomavirus Vaccines

Life-course financial strain and health in African-Americans

Szanton, S. L., Thorpe, R. J. & Whitfield, K., Jul 2010, In : Social Science and Medicine. 71, 2, p. 259-265 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

financial strain
African Americans
Health
Depression
health

Race\ethnicity and hypertension: The role of social support

Bell, C. N., Thorpe, R. J. & Laveist, T. A., May 2010, In : American Journal of Hypertension. 23, 5, p. 534-540 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Support
Hypertension
Blood Pressure
Odds Ratio
Financial Support

Social context explains race disparities in obesity among women

Bleich, S. N., Thorpe, R. J., Sharif-Harris, H., Fesahazion, R. & Laveist, T. A., 2010, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 64, 5, p. 465-469 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
Health
Social Environment
Health Surveys
Social Class
Women's Health
Social Class
Insurance Coverage
Morbidity
Smoking

The society-to-cells model of resilience in older adults

Szanton, S. L., Gill, J. M. & Thorpe, R. J., 2010, In : Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 30, 1, p. 5-34 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

resilience
Health
Lenses
Research Personnel
Psychology

Using the primary socialization theory to predict substance use and sexual risk behaviors between black and white adolescents

Francis, S. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Jul 2010, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 45, 13, p. 2113-2129 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

socialization theory
Socialization
Risk-Taking
risk behavior
Sexual Behavior

Welfare Receipt Trajectories of African-American Women Followed for 30 Years

Juon, H. S., Green, K. M., Fothergill, K. E., Kasper, J. D., Thorpe, R. J. & Ensminger, M., Jan 2010, In : Journal of Urban Health. 87, 1, p. 76-94 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poverty
African Americans
welfare
Child Rearing
poverty
2011

Authors' response

Bleich, S. N., Thorpe, R. J., Sharif-Harris, H., Fesahazion, R. & Laveist, T. A., Feb 2011, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 65, 2, p. 190 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Black-white differences in self-reported disability outcomes in the u.s. Early childhood to older adulthood

Nuru-Jeter, A. M., Thorpe, R. J. & Fuller-Thomson, E., Nov 2011, In : Public Health Reports. 126, 6, p. 834-843 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities of Daily Living
Hearing
Learning
Independent Living
Hearing Loss
Independent Living
Activities of Daily Living
Quality of Life
Control Groups
Occupational Therapy

Correlates of mobility limitation in African Americans

Thorpe, R. J., Clay, O. J., Szanton, S. L., Allaire, J. C. & Whitfield, K. E., Nov 2011, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 66 A, 11, p. 1258-1263 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mobility Limitation
African Americans
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Independent Living
Women's Health
Education
Incidence
Independent Living
Housekeeping

Effects of social integration on health: A prospective study of community engagement among African American women

Fothergill, K. E., Ensminger, M., Robertson, J., Green, K. M., Thorpe, R. J. & Juon, H. S., Jan 2011, In : Social Science and Medicine. 72, 2, p. 291-298 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social integration
African Americans
Prospective Studies
Health
health

Health Disparities, Social Class, and Aging

Whitfield, K. E., Thorpe, R. J. & Szanton, S. L., 2011, Handbook of the Psychology of Aging. Elsevier Inc., p. 207-218 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Social Class
Health
Medical Sociology
Psychology
Minority Groups

Hearing loss prevalence and risk factors among older adults in the United States

Lin, F., Thorpe, R. J., Gordon-Salant, S. & Ferrucci, L., May 2011, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 66 A, 5, p. 582-590 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hearing Loss
Hearing Aids
Confidence Intervals
Social Adjustment
Audiometry

Place, not race: Disparities dissipate in Southwest Baltimore when blacks and whites live under similar conditions

LaVeist, T., Pollack, K., Thorpe, R. J., Fesahazion, R. & Gaskin, D., Oct 2011, In : Health Affairs. 30, 10, p. 1880-1887 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baltimore
Health
Women's Health Services
Health Services Accessibility
Aptitude

Race, socioeconomic resources, and late-life mobility and decline: Findings from the health, aging, and body composition study

Thorpe, R. J., Koster, A., Kritchevsky, S. B., Newman, A. B., Harris, T., Ayonayon, H. N., Perry, S., Rooks, R. N. & Simonsick, E. M., Oct 2011, In : Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 66 A, 10, p. 1114-1123 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mobility Limitation
Body Composition
Health
Education
Poverty

Racial disparity in access to cardiac intensive care over 20 years

Shippee, T. P., Ferraro, K. F. & Thorpe, R. J., Apr 2011, In : Ethnicity and Health. 16, 2, p. 145-165 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical Care
Hospitalization
Morbidity
hospitalization
morbidity
2012

Are black Hispanics black or Hispanic? Exploring disparities at the intersection of race and ethnicity

LaVeist-Ramos, T. A., Galarraga, J., Thorpe, R. J., Bell, C. N. & Austin, C. J., Jul 2012, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 66, 7, e21.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Health
Health Behavior
Health Status
Health Services
Skin Pigmentation
Hearing Loss
Hearing
Hispanic Americans
Skin

Disparities in alcohol use: Does race matter as much as place?

Fesahazion, R. G., Thorpe, R. J., Bell, C. N. & LaVeist, T. A., Nov 2012, In : Preventive Medicine. 55, 5, p. 482-484 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alcohols
African Americans
Social Conditions
Environmental Exposure
Health Surveys

Patterns of 12-year change in physical activity levels in community-dwelling older women: can modest levels of physical activity help older women live longer?

Xue, Q. L., Bandeen-Roche, K., Mielenz, T. J., Seplaki, C. L., Szanton, S. L., Thorpe, R. J., Kalyani, R. R., Chaves, P. H. M., Dam, T. T. L., Ornstein, K., RoyChoudhury, A., Varadhan, R., Yao, W. & Fried, L. P., Sep 15 2012, In : American Journal of Epidemiology. 176, 6, p. 534-543 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Independent Living
Exercise
Confidence Intervals
Mortality
Self Efficacy

Racial differences in mortality in older adults: Factors beyond socioeconomic status

Thorpe, R. J., Koster, A., Bosma, H., Harris, T. B., Simonsick, E. M., Van Eijk, J. T. M., Kempen, G. I. J. M., Newman, A. B., Satterfield, S., Rubin, S. M. & Kritchevsky, S. B., Feb 2012, In : Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 43, 1, p. 29-38 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Class
Mortality
Health
Health Insurance
Body Composition

Racial discrimination is associated with a measure of red blood cell oxidative stress: A potential pathway for racial health disparities

Szanton, S. L., Rifkind, J. M., Mohanty, J. G., Miller, E. R., Thorpe, R. J., Enika, N., Epel, E. S., Zonderman, A. B. & Evans, M. K., Dec 2012, In : International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 19, 4, p. 489-495 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Racism
Oxidative Stress
Erythrocytes
Health
African Americans

The effect of religious service attendance on race differences in depression: Findings from the EHDIC-SWB Study

Reese, A. M., Thorpe, R. J., Bell, C. N., Bowie, J. & La Veist, T. A., Jun 2012, In : Journal of Urban Health. 89, 3, p. 510-518 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baltimore
African Americans
Health
health
community
Blood Pressure
Hypertension
Religion
Ethnic Groups
Interrelationship
2013

Association Between Race, Place, and Preventive Health Screenings Among Men: Findings From the Exploring Health Disparities in Integrated Communities Study

Thorpe, R. J., Bowie, J., Wilson-Frederick, S. M., Coa, K. I. & LaVeist, T. A., May 2013, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 7, 3, p. 220-227 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

community research
Health
health
African Americans
Colonic Neoplasms

Black-white disparities in overweight and obesity trends by educational attainment in the United States, 1997-2008

Jackson, C. L., Szklo, M., Yeh, H. C., Wang, N. Y., Dray-Spira, R., Thorpe, R. J. & Brancati, F. L., 2013, In : Journal of Obesity. 2013, 140743.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
Education
Sex Education
Health Surveys
Interviews

Dog ownership and physical activity: A review of the evidence

Christian, H. E., Westgarth, C., Bauman, A., Richards, E. A., Rhodes, R. E., Evenson, K. R., Mayer, J. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Jul 2013, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 10, 5, p. 750-759 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ownership
Dogs
Walking
Meta-Analysis
Research

Education, income and disability in African Americans

Thorpe, R. J., Szanton, S. L., Bell, C. N. & Whitfield, K. E., Dec 2013, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 23, 1, p. 12-17 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Education
Logistic Models
Twin Studies
Activities of Daily Living