Roland J Thorpe

Associate Professor

20032020
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Research Output 2003 2020

2018

The association of pain, race and slow gait speed in older adults

Taylor, J. L., Parker, L., Szanton, S. L. & Thorpe, R. J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Geriatric Nursing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pain
Social Conditions
Hispanic Americans
African Americans
Walking Speed

The Maryland Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Reduced Hospital Cost And Utilization In Underserved Communities

Gaskin, D., Vazin, R., McCleary, R. & Thorpe, R. J., Oct 1 2018, In : Health affairs (Project Hope). 37, 10, p. 1546-1554 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospital Costs
Inpatients
School Health Services
Health
Health Care Costs

The neighborhood environment and obesity: Understanding variation by race/ethnicity

Wong, M. S., Chan, K. S., Jones-Smith, J. C., Colantuoni, E. A., Thorpe, R. J. & Bleich, S. N., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Preventive Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
Social Environment
Hispanic Americans
African Americans
Logistic Models

Theory-informed research training and mentoring of underrepresented early-career faculty at teaching-intensive institutions: The obesity health disparities pride program

Beech, B. M., Bruce, M. A., Thorpe, R. J., Heitman, E., Griffith, D. M. & Norris, K. C., Mar 1 2018, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 28, 2, p. 115-122 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Teaching
Obesity
Health
Research
Peer Group

The Relationship Between Neighborhood Safety and Children's Asthma: An Integrative Review

DePriest, K., Butz, A. & Thorpe, R. J., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 32, 6, p. 600-611 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asthma
Safety
Social Determinants of Health
Nursing Research
Research

Understanding the relationship between alcohol outlet density and life expectancy in Baltimore City: The role of community violence and community disadvantage

Furr-Holden, C. D. M., Nesoff, E. D., Nelson, V., Milam, A. J., Smart, M., Lacey, K., Thorpe, R. J. & Leaf, P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Community Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baltimore
Life Expectancy
Violence
Alcohols
Linear Models
2017

Advancing minority aging research

Thorpe, R. J. & Whitfield, K. E., 2017, In : Research on Aging. 39, 4, p. 471-475 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

minority
Research

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

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

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 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

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

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

Disparities in Cancer Screening Practices among Minority and Underrepresented Populations

Gray, T. F., Cudjoe, J., Murphy, J., Thorpe, R. J., Wenzel, J. & Han, H. R., May 1 2017, In : Seminars in Oncology Nursing. 33, 2, p. 184-198 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Early Detection of Cancer
Guidelines
Population
Neoplasms
Mortality

Dollar for Dollar: Racial and ethnic inequalities in health and health-related outcomes among persons with very high income

Wilson, K. B., Thorpe, R. J. & LaVeist, T. A., Mar 1 2017, In : Preventive Medicine. 96, p. 149-153 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health
African Americans
Health Status Disparities
Asian Americans
Health Expenditures

Ethnic Group Differences in Health Outcomes Among Asian American Men in California

Mui, P., Bowie, J., Juon, H. S. & Thorpe, R. J., Sep 1 2017, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 11, 5, p. 1406-1414 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asian Americans
Ethnic Groups
ethnic group
Health
health

Factors Associated With Black Men’s Preference for Health Information

Parker, L., Hunte, H., Ohmit, A. & Thorpe, R. J., Jan 1 2017, In : Health Promotion Practice. 18, 1, p. 119-126 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Men's Health
Health
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Delivery of Health Care

Food assistance is associated with decreased nursing home admissions for Maryland's dually eligible older adults

Szanton, S. L., Samuel, L. J., Cahill, R., Zielinskie, G., Wolff, J., Thorpe, R. J. & Betley, C., Jul 24 2017, In : BMC Geriatrics. 17, 1, 62.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Assistance
Nursing Homes
Health Services
Cost Savings
Medicaid

Geography, Race/Ethnicity, and Physical Activity Among Men in the United States

Sohn, E. K., Porch, T., Hill, S. & Thorpe, R. J., Jul 1 2017, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 11, 4, p. 1019-1027 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geography
ethnicity
Exercise
geography
Disease

High levels of medical mistrust are associated with low quality of life among black and white men with prostate cancer

Kinlock, B. L., Parker, L., Bowie, J., Howard, D. L., LaVeist, T. A. & Thorpe, R. J., 2017, In : Cancer Control. 24, 1, p. 72-77 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Quality of Life
hydroquinone
Health
Registries

Impact of Alcohol Tax Increase on Maryland College Students' Alcohol-Related Outcomes

Smart, M. J., Yearwood, S. S., Hwang, S., Thorpe, R. J. & Furr-Holden, C. D., Nov 30 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Substance Use and Misuse. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tax increase
Taxes
alcohol
Alcohols
Students

Material Hardship and Self-Rated Mental Health among Older Black Americans in the National Survey of American Life

Marshall, G. L., Thorpe, R. J. & Szanton, S. L., May 1 2017, In : Health and Social Work. 42, 2, p. 87-94 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
mental health
African Americans
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio

Perspective: Cardiovascular disease among young African American males

Bruce, M. A., Wilder, T., Norris, K. C., Beech, B. M., Griffith, D. M. & Thorpe, R. J., Sep 1 2017, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 27, 4, p. 363-366 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

African Americans
Cardiovascular Diseases

Perspective: Longevity, stress, genes and African Americans

Whitfield, K. E. & Thorpe, R. J., Dec 1 2017, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 27, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

African Americans
Genes

Predictors of Religiosity in a Cohort of African Americans

Bowie, J., Juon, H. S., Taggart, T., Thorpe, R. J. & Ensminger, M., Mar 1 2017, In : Race and Social Problems. 9, 1, p. 29-41 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

adulthood
school grade
young adult
resources
aggressive behavior

Prevalence and correlates of major depressive symptoms among black men with prostate cancer

Kinlock, B. L., Parker, L., Howard, D. L., Bowie, J., LaVeist, T. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Sep 1 2017, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 27, 4, p. 429-436 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Depression
Radiation
Therapeutics
Logistic Models

Racial and gender disparities in sugar consumption change efficacy among first-year college students

Bruce, M. A., Beech, B. M., Thorpe, R. J., Mincey, K. & Griffith, D. M., Feb 1 2017, In : Appetite. 109, p. 33-39 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beverages
Students
African Americans
Snacks
Aptitude

Racism as a fundamental determinant of health for black boys

Thorpe, R. J., Griffith, D. M., Bruce, M. A. & Brown, L., Jan 1 2017, Linking Health and Education for African American Students' Success. Taylor and Francis, p. 13-26 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Racism
Health
Institutional Practice
Social Environment
Israel

Religious Coping and Types and Sources of Information Used in Making Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

Bowie, J., Bell, C. N., Ewing, A., Kinlock, B., Ezema, A., Thorpe, R. J. & LaVeist, T. A., Jul 1 2017, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 11, 4, p. 1237-1246 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

source of information
Prostatic Neoplasms
coping
cancer
Religion

Sex, Obesity, and Blood Pressure Among African American Adolescents: The Jackson Heart KIDS Pilot Study

Bruce, M. A., Beech, B. M., Norris, K. C., Griffith, D. M., Sims, M. & Thorpe, R. J., Sep 1 2017, In : American Journal of Hypertension. 30, 9, p. 892-898 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Obesity
Blood Pressure
Weights and Measures
Hypertension

The Association Between Marijuana Usage and Discrimination Among Adult Black Men

Parker, L., Benjamin, T., Archibald, P. & Thorpe, R. J., Mar 1 2017, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 11, 2, p. 435-442 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cannabis
discrimination
Logistic Models
coping
logistics

The Baltimore HEARS Pilot Study: An Affordable, Accessible, Community-Delivered Hearing Care Intervention

Nieman, C., Marrone, N., Mamo, S. K., Betz, J. F., Choi, J. S., Contrera, K. J., Thorpe, R. J., Gitlin, L. N., Tanner, E. K., Han, H. R., Szanton, S. L. & Lin, F., Dec 1 2017, In : Gerontologist. 57, 6, p. 1173-1186 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baltimore
Hearing
Hearing Loss
Depression
Hearing Aids
Social Support
African Americans
social support
HIV
drug

The longitudinal association between early childhood obesity and fathers' involvement in caregiving and decision-Making

Wong, M. S., Jones-Smith, J. C., Colantuoni, E., Thorpe, R. J., Bleich, S. N. & Chan, K. S., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Obesity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Fathers
Decision Making
Obesity
Longitudinal Studies

The relationship of health literacy to diabetes status differs by sex in older adults

Quartuccio, M., Simonsick, E. M., Langan, S., Harris, T., Sudore, R. L., Thorpe, R. J., Rosano, C., Hill-Briggs, F., Golden, S. H. & Kalyani, R. R., Jan 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Literacy
Blood Glucose
Fasting
Body Composition
Logistic Models

The Role of Social Context in Racial Disparities in Self-Rated Health

Bell, C. N., Thorpe, R. J. & LaVeist, T. A., Dec 4 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Urban Health. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health
health
African Americans
Health Surveys
Social Class

The utility and feasibility of assessing sleep disruption in a men's health clinic using a mobile health platform device: A pilot study

Le, H. H., Salas, R., Gamaldo, A., Billups, K. L., Dziedzic, P., Choi, S., Bermudez, N., Thorpe, R. J. & Gamaldo, C., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Clinical Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Men's Health
Telemedicine
Sleep
Equipment and Supplies
Hypogonadism
2016

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

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 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

Biopsychosocial Determinants of the Health of Boys and Men Across the Lifespan

Thorpe, R. J. & Halkitis, P. N., Jul 2 2016, In : Behavioral Medicine. 42, 3, p. 129-131 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Men's Health

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

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
Health Expenditures
Wounds and Injuries
Confidence Intervals
Costs and Cost Analysis
Insurance

Factors associated with disability among middle-aged and older African American women with osteoarthritis

Taylor, J. L., Harrison, T. C., Brown, A., Thorpe, R. J. & Szanton, S. L., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Disability and Health Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osteoarthritis
African Americans
Southwestern United States
Racism
Ethnic Groups

Home but still engaged: participation in social activities among the homebound

Szanton, S. L., Roberts, L., Leff, B. A., Taylor, J. L., Seplaki, C. L., Soones, T., Thorpe, R. J. & Ornstein, K. A., Feb 17 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Quality of Life Research. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health
Quality of Life
Depression
Pain

Neighborhood racial composition and poverty in association with pre-pregnancy weight and gestational weight gain

Mendez, D. D., Thorpe, R. J., Amutah, N., Davis, E. M., Walker, R. E., Chapple-McGruder, T. & Bodnar, L., Dec 1 2016, In : SSM - Population Health. 2, p. 692-699 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poverty
Weight Gain
pregnancy
poverty
Weights and Measures
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Drug therapy
Crime
violent crime
offense
community research
African Americans
segregation
Hospital Emergency Service
Primary Health Care

Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Hearing Health Care among Older Americans

Nieman, C., Marrone, N., Szanton, S. L., Thorpe, R. J. & Lin, F., Feb 1 2016, In : Journal of Aging and Health. 28, 1, p. 68-94 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hearing
Odds Ratio
audiometry
health care
Delivery of Health Care