Roland J Thorpe

Associate Professor

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2019

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
Allostasis
Health Behavior
Alcohols
Blood Pressure
Hypotension
Social Class
nicotine
Tobacco
social status
jurisdiction

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
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
disability
immigrant
Hispanic Americans
literature
Health

Environmental stress and socioeconomic status: Does parent and adolescent stress influence executive functioning in urban youth?

Mance, G. S. A., Grant, K. E., Roberts, D., Carter, J., Turek, C., Adam, E. & Thorpe, R. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Class
Aptitude
Impulsive Behavior
African Americans
Self Report

Epidemiological Panel Studies of Older Adults: New Frontiers in the Research on Human– Animal Interaction

Thorpe, R. J. & Kelley, J. A., Mar 4 2019, In : Anthrozoos. 32, 2, p. 209-220 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
human-animal relations
epidemiological studies
Epidemiologic Studies
animal
Health Services Needs and Demand

Food Security Status and Overweight/Obesity Among 2- to 5-Year-Old Boys and Girls in a Community-Based Clinic

Gipson-Jones, T. L., OʼNeal, L. T. J., Sheats, J. L., Thorpe, R. J., Beech, B. M. & Bruce, M. A., Apr 1 2019, In : Family & community health. 42, 2, p. 117-122 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Supply
Obesity
Logistic Models
Health Behavior
Health Promotion

Greater Disease Burden, Greater Risk? Exploring Cognitive Change and Health Status Among Older Blacks

Byrd, D. A. R., Thorpe, R. J. & Whitfield, K. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Aging and Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Status
health status
cognition
Disease
cognitive ability

Highlights from an Expert Meeting on Opportunities for Cancer Prevention among Older Adults

Epel, E., Green, P., Jeste, D., Koroukian, S., Lee, S., Lengerich, E., Marcus, M., Marquez, D. X., Prohaska, T., Rhodes, L., Rudd, R., Stone, R., Tan, E., Thorpe, R. J., Toy, P., Tucker-Seeley, R. & Holman, D. M., May 17 2019, In : Gerontologist. 59, p. S94-S101

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preventive Health Services
Health
Neoplasms
Loneliness
Social Isolation

Income and Marital Status Interact on Obesity Among Black and White Men

Bell, C. N. & Thorpe, R. J., Jan 1 2019, In : American journal of men's health. 13, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marital Status
marital status
Obesity
income
hydroquinone
Health Surveys
level of education
mortality
Interviews
Education

Material-Psychosocial-Behavioral Aspects of Financial Hardship: A Conceptual Model for Cancer Prevention

Tucker-Seeley, R. D. & Thorpe, R. J., May 17 2019, In : The Gerontologist. 59, 1, p. S88-S93

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Neoplasms
Research
Early Detection of Cancer
Social Class
Health Behavior

Pilot Intervention Addressing Social Support and Functioning of Low Socioeconomic Status Older Adults With ESRD: The Seniors Optimizing Community Integration to Advance Better Living with ESRD (SOCIABLE)Study

Crews, D. C., Delaney, A. M., Walker Taylor, J. L., Cudjoe, T. K. M., Nkimbeng, M., Roberts, L., Savage, J., Evelyn-Gustave, A., Roth, J., Han, D., Boyér, L. P. L., Thorpe, R. J., Roth, D. L., Gitlin, L. N. & Szanton, S. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Kidney Medicine. 1, 1, p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Community Integration
Activities of Daily Living
Social Class
Social Support
Chronic Kidney Failure

Prevalence of functional limitations among foreign and US-born Black older adults: 2010–2016 National Health Interview Surveys

Nkimbeng, M., Turkson-Ocran, R. A., Thorpe, R. J., Szanton, S. L., Cudjoe, J., Taylor, J. L. & Commodore-Mensah, Y., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ethnicity and Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Surveys
Interviews
interview
health
Lower Extremity

Religiosity and Excess Weight Among African-American Adolescents: The Jackson Heart KIDS Study

Bruce, M. A., Beech, B. M., Wilder, T., Burton, E. T., Sheats, J. L., Norris, K. C. & Thorpe, R. J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Religion and Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Spirituality
Weights and Measures
Religion
Insurance Benefits

The Association between Subjective Memory Complaints and Sleep within Older African American Adults

Gamaldo, A. A., Wright, R. S., Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Allaire, J. C., Thorpe, R. J. & Whitfield, K. E., Jan 10 2019, In : The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences. 74, 2, p. 202-211 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sleep
complaint
African Americans
Sleep
American

Trust in Community-Engaged Research Partnerships: A Methodological Overview of Designing a Multisite Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Initiative

Kim, M. M., Cheney, A., Black, A. S., Thorpe, R. J., Cene, C. D., Dave, G. J., Schaal, J., Vassar, S., Ruktanonchai, C., Frerichs, L., Young, T., Jones, J., Burke, J., Varma, D., Striley, C., Cottler, L., Brown, A., Sullivan, G. & Corbie-Smith, G., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Evaluation and the Health Professions.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research
Community Health Services
Health Services Research
Health
Coercion
Baltimore
Motivation
Reproductive Behavior
Fathers
2018

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
Social Class
nicotine
Tobacco
jurisdiction
social status

E-Cigarettes in Baltimore Alcohol Outlets: Geographic and Demographic Correlates of Availability

Fakunle, D. O., Eck, R., Milam, A. J., Thorpe, R. J. & Furr-Holden, D. M., Oct 1 2018, In : Family and Community Health. 41, 4, p. 205-213 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baltimore
Tobacco Products
Alcohols
Demography
Odds Ratio
Activities of Daily Living
Randomized Controlled Trials
Independent Living
Control Groups
House Calls

INSIG2 rs7566605 single nucleotide variant and global DNA methylation index levels are associated with weight loss in a personalized weight reduction program

Pirini, F., Rodriguez-Torres, S., Ayandibu, B. G., Orera-Clemente, M., Gonzalez-De La Vega, A., Lawson, F., Thorpe, R. J., Sidransky, D. & Guerrero-Preston, R., Jan 1 2018, In : Molecular Medicine Reports. 17, 1, p. 1699-1709 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Reduction Programs
DNA Methylation
Weight Loss
Nucleotides
Lipid Metabolism

Overweight and Obesity Differences Across Ethnically Diverse Subgroups of Asian American Men

Mui, P., Hill, S. E. & Thorpe, R. J., Nov 1 2018, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 12, 6, p. 1958-1965 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asian Americans
Obesity
Ethnic Groups
ethnic group
health

Pain, Racial Discrimination, and Depressive Symptoms among African American Women

Taylor, J. L., Campbell, C., Thorpe, R. J., Whitfield, K. E., Nkimbeng, M. & Szanton, S. L., Feb 1 2018, In : Pain Management Nursing. 19, 1, p. 79-87 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Racism
African Americans
Depression
Pain
Osteoarthritis

Race, Vigilant Coping Strategy, and Hypertension in an Integrated Community

Hines, A. L., Pollack, C., Laveist, T. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Feb 1 2018, In : American Journal of Hypertension. 31, 2, p. 197-204 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypertension
African Americans
Logistic Models
Baltimore
Health

Race disparities in cardiovascular disease risk factors within socioeconomic status strata

Bell, C. N., Thorpe, R. J., Bowie, J. & LaVeist, T. A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Epidemiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Class
Cardiovascular Diseases
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Obesity

Recruiting Older Adults With Functional Difficulties Into a Community-Based Research Study: Approaches and Costs

Nkimbeng, M., Roberts, L., Thorpe, R. J., Gitlin, L. N., Delaney, A., Tanner, E. K. & Szanton, S. L., Jul 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organizations
Independent Living
Costs and Cost Analysis
Research
Referral and Consultation

Residential Segregation and Hypertension Prevalence in Black and White Older Adults

Usher, T., Gaskin, D., Bower, K. M., Rohde, C. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Applied Gerontology. 37, 2, p. 177-202 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Confidence Intervals
Hypertension
Blood Pressure
hydroquinone
Poverty

Sex, Race, Food Security, and Sugar Consumption Change Efficacy Among Low-Income Parents in an Urban Primary Care Setting

Bruce, M. A., Thorpe, R. J., Beech, B. M., Towns, T. & Odoms-Young, A., Apr 1 2018, In : Family & community health. 41 Suppl 2 Suppl, Food Insecurity and Obesity, p. S25-S32

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Supply
Self Efficacy
Primary Health Care
Parents
Logistic Models
Social Class
Hydrocortisone
social status
ethnicity
vulnerability

The Association Between Happiness and Self-Rated Physical Health of African American Men: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Mwinnyaa, G., Porch, T., Bowie, J. & Thorpe, R. J., Sep 1 2018, In : American Journal of Men's Health. 12, 5, p. 1615-1620 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Happiness
happiness
cross-sectional study
African Americans
Cross-Sectional Studies

The Association Between Lipoproteins, Disability, and Physical Function Among Older Costa Rican Adults

Chanti-Ketterl, M., Gamaldo, A., Andel, R. & Thorpe, R. J., Jun 1 2018, In : Journal of Aging and Health. 30, 5, p. 758-777 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lipoproteins
disability
Activities of Daily Living
HDL Cholesterol
Triglycerides

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

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

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