Roland J Thorpe

Associate Professor

20032020
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Research Output 2003 2020

2016
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

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Insomnia Trajectories among U.S. Older Adults

Kaufmann, C. N., Mojtabai, R., Hock, R. S., Thorpe, R. J., Canham, S. L., Chen, L. Y., Wennberg, A. M. V., Chen-Edinboro, L. P. & Spira, A. P., Jul 1 2016, In : American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 24, 7, p. 575-584 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Hispanic Americans
Health
Ethnic Groups
Body Mass Index

Racial disparities in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption change efficacy among male first-year college students

Bruce, M. A., Beech, B. M., Thorpe, R. J. & Griffith, D. M., 2016, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 10, 6, p. N168-N175

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beverages
self-efficacy
Students
Self Efficacy
African Americans

Racial disparity in time between first diagnosis and initial treatment of prostate cancer

Kinlock, B. L., Thorpe, R. J., Howard, D. L., Bowie, J., Ross, L. E., Fakunle, D. O. & Laveist, T. A., Jan 1 2016, In : Cancer Control. 23, 1, p. 47-51 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Confidence Intervals
Continuity of Patient Care
Insurance Coverage

Relationship between Chronic Conditions and Disability in African American Men and Women

Thorpe, R. J., Wynn, A. J., Taylor, J. L., Smolen, J. R., Cary, M. P., Szanton, S. L. & Whitfield, K. E., Feb 1 2016, In : Journal of the National Medical Association. 108, 1, p. 90-98 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Arthritis
Cardiovascular Diseases

Relationship between physical function and sleep quality in African Americans

Thorpe, R. J., Gamaldo, A. A., Salas, R., Gamaldo, C. & Whitfield, K. E., 2016, In : Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 12, 10, p. 1323-1329 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Sleep
Activities of Daily Living
Independent Living
Baltimore

Speaking the same language Cross-sectional assessment of perceived contributors to professionalism across generations

Strowd, R. E., Saylor, D., Salas, R., Thorpe, R. J., Cruz, T. E. & Gamaldo, C., Jun 1 2016, In : Neurology: Clinical Practice. 6, 3, p. 230-240 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Language
Neurology
Patient Care Team
Social Responsibility
Students

Spirituality, Religiosity, and Weight Management Among African American Adolescent Males: The Jackson Heart KIDS Pilot Study

Bruce, M. A., Beech, B. M., Griffith, D. M. & Thorpe, R. J., Jul 2 2016, In : Behavioral Medicine. 42, 3, p. 183-189 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spirituality
African Americans
Weights and Measures
Religion
Obesity
Social Support
Quality of Life
Depression
Mental Health
Prisons

The Effects of Discrimination Are Associated With Cigarette Smoking Among Black Males

Parker, L., Hunte, H., Ohmit, A., Furr-Holden, D. & Thorpe, R. J., Oct 25 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Substance Use and Misuse. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

smoking
discrimination
Smoking
Ageism
Tobacco Products

The Effects of Social Support on Physical Functioning in Older African Americans: Longitudinal Results from the Baltimore Study of Black Aging

Cary, M. P., Thorpe, R. J., Taylor, J. L., Gamaldo, A. A., Allaire, J. C. & Whitfield, K. E., Jun 1 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the National Medical Association.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baltimore
Social Support
African Americans
Independent Living
Grooming

The Influence of Religious Attendance on Smoking Among Black Men

Bowie, J., Parker, L., Beadle-Holder, M., Ezema, A., Bruce, M. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Dec 23 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Substance Use and Misuse. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

smoking
Smoking
Health Promotion
health promotion
confidence

The Relationship between Pain, Disability, and Sex in African Americans

Taylor, J. L., Thorpe, R. J., Harrison, T. C., Baker, T. A., Cary, M., Szanton, S. L., Allaire, J. C. & Whitfield, K. E., Oct 1 2016, In : Pain Management Nursing. 17, 5, p. 294-301 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Activities of Daily Living
Pain
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

The role of marital status in physical activity among African American and White men

Porch, T. C., Bell, C. N., Bowie, J., Usher, T., Kelly, E. A., LaVeist, T. A. & Thorpe, R. J., 2016, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 10, 6, p. 526-532 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marital Status
marital status
African Americans
Exercise
Bicycling
2015

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

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

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

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
Leisure Activities
Mobility Limitation
Logistic Models
Social Mobility
Exercise

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

Examining Place As a Social Determinant of Health: Association between Diabetes and US Geographic Region among Non-Hispanic Whites and a Diverse Group of Hispanic/Latino Men

González, G., Wilson-Frederick Wilson, S. M. & Thorpe, R. J., Sep 7 2015, In : Family and Community Health. 38, 4, p. 319-331 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Determinants of Health
Hispanic Americans
Geographic Locations
Health

Explaining Racial Disparities in Obesity Among Men: Does Place Matter?

Thorpe, R. J., Kelley, E., Bowie, J., Griffith, D. M., Bruce, M. & LaVeist, T., Nov 1 2015, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 9, 6, p. 464-472 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
health
Social Environment
Social Conditions
Health

Exploring important influences on the healthfulness of prostate cancer survivors' diets

Coa, K. I., Smith, K., Klassen, A. C., Thorpe, R. J. & Caulfield, L., Jun 6 2015, In : Qualitative Health Research. 25, 6, p. 857-870 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Survivors
Prostatic Neoplasms
Diet
Interviews
Nutrition Policy

Exploring racial differences in the obesity gender gap

Seamans, M. J., Robinson, W. R., Thorpe, R. J., Cole, S. R. & LaVeist, T. A., Jun 1 2015, In : Annals of Epidemiology. 25, 6, p. 420-425 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baltimore
Obesity
Confidence Intervals
Health Surveys
Health

Factors Associated with Men’s Assessment of Prostate Cancer Treatment Choice

Ross, L. E., Howard, D. L., Bowie, J., Thorpe, R. J., Kinlock, B. L., Burt, C. & LaVeist, T. A., Apr 18 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Cancer Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Insurance Coverage
Demography
Health Insurance
Women's Health
Oxidative Stress
Independent Living
Health
Blood Proteins

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

Kelley, E. A., Bowie, J., Griffith, D. M., Bruce, M., Hill, S. & Thorpe, R. J., 2015, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 10, 3, p. 228-236 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geography
ethnicity
Obesity
geography
confidence
Physical Education and Training
Education
Health
trend
health
African Americans
coping
Health
health
Focus Groups

Older adults' favorite activities are resoundingly active: Findings from the NHATS study

Szanton, S. L., Walker, R. K., Roberts, L., Thorpe, R. J., Wolff, J., Agree, E., Roth, D. L., Gitlin, L. N. & Seplaki, C., Mar 1 2015, In : Geriatric Nursing. 36, 2, p. 131-135 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health
Logistic Models
Jogging
Exercise
Independent Living

Race, Social and Environmental Conditions, and Health Behaviors in Men

Thorpe, R. J., Kennedy-Hendricks, A., Griffith, D. M., Bruce, M. A., Coa, K., Bell, C. N., Young, J., Bowie, J. & LaVeist, T. A., Sep 7 2015, In : Family and Community Health. 38, 4, p. 297-306 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Environmental Health
Social Conditions
Health Behavior
African Americans
Odds Ratio

Racial Residential Segregation and Disparities in Obesity among Women

Bower, K. M., Thorpe, R. J., Yenokyan, G., McGinty, E. B., Dubay, L. & Gaskin, D., Aug 13 2015, In : Journal of Urban Health. 92, 5, p. 843-852 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

segregation
Obesity
Logistic Models
cross-sectional study
health policy

Social Determinants of Men's Health Disparities

Bruce, M. A., Griffith, D. M. & Thorpe, R. J., Sep 7 2015, In : Family and Community Health. 38, 4, p. 281-283 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Status Disparities
Social Determinants of Health
Men's Health

Stress and the kidney

Bruce, M. A., Griffith, D. M. & Thorpe, R. J., Jan 1 2015, In : Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. 22, 1, p. 46-53 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kidney
Research
Psychology
Social Sciences
Kidney Diseases

The Contribution of Social and Environmental Factors to Race Differences in Dental Services Use

Eisen, C. H., Bowie, J., Gaskin, D., LaVeist, T. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Feb 14 2015, In : Journal of Urban Health. 92, 3, p. 415-421 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social factors
environmental factors
Tooth
African Americans
segregation

The inequitable distribution of tobacco outlet density: The role of income in two Black Mid-Atlantic geopolitical areas

Fakunle, D. O., Milam, A. J., Furr-Holden, C. D., Butler, J., Thorpe, R. J. & LaVeist, T. A., Sep 22 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Public Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco
Baltimore
Censuses
Geographic Mapping
Population

The Interdependence of African American Men's Definitions of Manhood and Health

Griffith, D. M., Brinkley-Rubinstein, L., Bruce, M. A., Thorpe, R. J. & Metzl, J. M., Sep 7 2015, In : Family and Community Health. 38, 4, p. 284-296 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Health
Men's Health
Focus Groups

Weight status and blood pressure among adolescent African American males: The jackson heart KIDS pilot study

Bruce, M. A., Beech, B. M., Griffith, D. M. & Thorpe, R. J., Jun 1 2015, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 25, 3, p. 305-312 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Blood Pressure
Weights and Measures
Obesity
Hypertension
2014
psychotropic drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Health Expenditures
drug use
expenditures
African Americans
Depression
Senior Centers
Health
Referral and Consultation
Independent Living
Self Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Nurses
Health Care Costs

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
Papillomavirus Infections
Papillomaviridae
sexual behavior
Sexual Behavior
Logistics

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

Examination of race disparities in physical inactivity among adults of similar social context

Wilson-Frederick, S. M., Thorpe, R. J., Bell, C. N., Bleich, S. N., Ford, J. G. & LaVeist, T. A., 2014, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 24, 3, p. 363-369 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Baltimore
Leisure Activities
Health Surveys

Health insurance and chronic conditions in low-income Urban whites

Smolen, J. R., Thorpe, R. J., Bowie, J., Gaskin, D. & Laveist, T. A., 2014, In : Journal of Urban Health. 91, 4, p. 637-647 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Insurance
health insurance
insurance
low income
Insurance