Roland J Thorpe

Associate Professor

20032020
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Research Output 2003 2020

Article

Accelerated Health Declines among African Americans in the USA

Thorpe, R. J., Fesahazion, R. G., Parker, L., Wilder, T., Rooks, R. N., Bowie, J., Bell, C. N., Szanton, S. L. & LaVeist, T. A., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Urban Health. 93, 5, p. 808-819 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Health
health
hypertension
stroke

A Comparison of Variances in Age Cohorts to Understand Longevity in African Americans

Whitfield, K. E., Forrester, S. & Thorpe, R. J., Nov 13 2019, In : The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 74, 1, p. S27-S31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
African Americans
Depression
Demography
Baltimore
Twin Studies

Advancing racial/ethnic minority men's health using a life course approach

Thorpe, R. J., Duru, O. K. & Hill, C. V., Jun 1 2015, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 25, 3, p. 241-244 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Minority Health
Men's Health
Minority Groups
Life Expectancy
Ethnic Groups

A Framework of Minority Stress: From Physiological Manifestations to Cognitive Outcomes

Forrester, S. N., Gallo, J. J., Whitfield, K. E. & Thorpe, R. J., Nov 16 2019, In : The Gerontologist. 59, 6, p. 1017-1023 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Dementia
Social Conditions
Allostasis
Social Class

African-American Fathers' Perspectives on Facilitators and Barriers to Father-Son Sexual Health Communication

Randolph, S. D., Coakley, T., Shears, J. & Thorpe, R. J., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Research in Nursing and Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Communication
Reproductive Health
Nuclear Family
Fathers
African Americans

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

Analgesic access for acute abdominal pain in the emergency department among racial/ethnic minority patients a nationwide examination

Shah, A. A., Zogg, C. K., Zafar, S. N., Schneider, E. B., Cooper, L. A., Chapital, A. B., Peterson, S., Havens, J. M., Thorpe, R. J., Roter, D., Castillo, R. C., Salim, A. & Haider, A. H., 2015, In : Medical Care. 53, 12, p. 1000-1009 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Pain
Abdominal Pain
Analgesics
Hospital Emergency Service
Pain

An examination of lower extremity function and its correlates in older African American and white men

Clay, O. J., Thorpe, R. J., Wilkinson, L. L., Plaisance, E. P., Crowe, M., Sawyer, P. & Brown, C. J., Jun 1 2015, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 25, 3, p. 271-278 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Lower Extremity
Linear Models
Independent Living
Health Behavior

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
psychotropic drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Health Expenditures
drug use
expenditures

A spatial analysis of race, local health-promoting resources and preventable hospitalizations

Bell, C. N., Bowie, J., Thorpe, R. J. & Levine, D., Dec 1 2017, In : Preventive Medicine. 105, p. 149-155 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spatial Analysis
Health Resources
Hospitalization
African Americans
Teaching Hospitals
Allostasis
Health Behavior
Alcohols
Blood Pressure
Hypotension

Association Between Any Major Discrimination and Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adult African American Men

Parker, L., Kinlock, B. L., Chisolm, D., Furr-Holden, D. & Thorpe, R. J., Oct 14 2016, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 51, 12, p. 1593-1599 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
smoking
discrimination
Smoking
American

Association between discrimination and obesity in African-American men

Thorpe, R. J., Parker, L., Cobb, R. J., Dillard, F. & Bowie, J., Jul 3 2017, In : Biodemography and Social Biology. 63, 3, p. 253-261 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

obesity
African American
African Americans
discrimination
Obesity

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

Association between race, household income and grip strength in middleand older-Aged adults

Thorpe, R. J., Simonsick, E. M., Zonderman, A. & Evans, M. K., Sep 1 2016, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 26, 4, p. 493-500 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Strength
African Americans
Poverty
Sarcopenia
Insurance Coverage

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

Association of multiple chronic conditions and pain among older black and white adults with diabetes mellitus

Baker, T. A., Clay, O. J., Johnson-Lawrence, V., Minahan, J. A., Mingo, C. A., Thorpe, R. J., Ovalle, F. & Crowe, M., Oct 30 2017, In : BMC Geriatrics. 17, 1, 255.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Pain
Diabetes Mellitus
Pain
Chronic Disease
Health

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
Skin Pigmentation
Hearing Loss
Hearing
Hispanic Americans
Skin

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

Availability of health care provider offices and facilities in minority and integrated communities in the U.S.

Chan, K. S., Gaskin, D. J., McCleary, R. R. & Thorpe, R. J., Aug 2019, In : Journal of health care for the poor and underserved. 30, 3, p. 986-1000 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Personnel
Primary Health Care
Healthcare Disparities
Physicians' Offices
Health Facilities
African Americans
Depression
Senior Centers
Health
Referral and Consultation
Social Class
nicotine
Tobacco
social status
jurisdiction

Black–white differences in housing type and sleep duration as well as sleep difficulties in the united states

Johnson, D. A., Thorpe, R. J., McGrath, J. A., Jackson, W. B. & Jackson, C. L., Apr 1 2018, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15, 4, 564.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep
Confidence Intervals
Social Adjustment
Health Surveys
Individuality

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

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

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
Independent Living
Self Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Nurses
Health Care Costs

Characterizing Mobility Limitations Among Older African American Men

Mitchell, J. A., Johnson-Lawrence, V., Williams, E. D. G. & Thorpe, R. J., Dec 9 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the National Medical Association.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mobility Limitation
African Americans
Health
Demography
Activities of Daily Living

Cognition and health in African American men

Sims, R. C., Thorpe, R. J., Gamaldo, A. A., Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Hill, L. K., Allaire, J. C. & Whitfield, K. E., Mar 14 2015, In : Journal of Aging and Health. 27, 2, p. 195-219 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Cognition
cognition
Health
health
Independent Living
Activities of Daily Living
Quality of Life
Control Groups
Occupational Therapy

Community Characteristics are Associated with Blood Pressure Levels in a Racially Integrated Community

Samuel, L. J., Thorpe, R. J., Bower, K. M. & LaVeist, T. A., Jun 5 2015, In : Journal of Urban Health. 92, 3, p. 403-414 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blood Pressure
community
social cohesion
low income
African Americans

Complications and mortality in cervical spine surgery: Racial differences

Skolasky, R., Thorpe, R. J., Wegener, S. T. & Riley, L. H., Aug 15 2014, In : Spine. 39, 18, p. 1506-1512 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospital Mortality
Spine
Hispanic Americans
Mortality
African Americans
Obesity
Health
Research
Teaching
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)

Coping, Discrimination, and Physical Health Conditions Among Predominantly Poor, Urban African Americans: Implications for Community-Level Health Services

Barajas, C. B., Jones, S. C. T., Milam, A. J., Thorpe, R. J., Gaskin, D., LaVeist, T. A. & Furr-Holden, C. D. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Community Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Racism
Community Health Services
African Americans
Health Status
racism

Correlates Associated With Willingness to Start Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Jackson, Mississippi

Ward, L. M., Bruce, M. A., Thorpe, R. J., Mena, L., Nunn, A. & Crosby, R., Jul 1 2019, In : Family & community health. 42, 3, p. 189-196 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mississippi
Condoms
HIV
Virus Diseases
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

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

Criminal Justice Contact, Stressors, and Obesity-Related Health Problems Among Black Adults in the USA

Archibald, P. C., Parker, L. & Thorpe, R. J., Jun 8 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Criminal Law
Obesity
justice
contact
Health

Development of an exergame for Urban-dwelling older adults with functional limitations: Results and lessons learned

Szanton, S. L., Walker, R. K., Lim, J. H., Fisher, L., Zhan, A., Gitlin, L. N., Thorpe, R. J. & Terzis, A., Mar 1 2016, In : Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action. 10, 1, p. 73-81 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Urban Renewal
Tai Ji
Biomedical Technology
Safety
housing
Leisure Activities
Mobility Limitation
Logistic Models
Social Mobility
Exercise

Differences in Obesity Among Men of Diverse Racial and Ethnic Background

Hill, S. E., Bell, C., Bowie, J., Kelley, E., Furr-Holden, D., LaVeist, T. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Jul 1 2017, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 11, 4, p. 984-989 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
Hispanic Americans
Group
outgroup
intervention strategy
Papillomavirus Infections
Papillomaviridae
sexual behavior
Sexual Behavior
Logistics
Open Access
Poverty
Exercise
Nutrition Surveys
Censuses
Cardiovascular Diseases

Disentangling Race and Place in Depressive Symptoms in Men

Hale, D., Smith, G., Bowie, J., LaVeist, T. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Jul 1 2019, In : Family & community health. 42, 3, p. 221-226 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Depression
African Americans
Baltimore
Social Class
Health

Disentangling Race and Social Context in Understanding Disparities in Chronic Conditions among Men

Thorpe, R. J., Bell, C. N., Kennedy-Hendricks, A., Harvey, J., Smolen, J. R., Bowie, J. & LaVeist, T. A., 2015, In : Journal of Urban Health. 92, 1, p. 83-92 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Environment
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
confidence
hypertension

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

Disparities in diabetes: The nexus of race, poverty, and place

Gaskin, D., Thorpe, R. J., McGinty, E. B., Bower, K. M., Rohde, C. A., Young, J. H., LaVeist, T. A. & Dubay, L., Nov 1 2014, In : American Journal of Public Health. 104, 11, p. 2147-2155 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poverty
Nutrition Surveys
Policy Making
Environmental Exposure
Censuses
disability
immigrant
Hispanic Americans
literature
Health
Social Class
nicotine
Tobacco
jurisdiction
social status