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Advancing minority aging research

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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. V., Thorpe, R. J. & Levine, D. M. Dec 1 2017 In : Preventive Medicine. 105, p. 149-155 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Spatial Analysis
Health Resources
Hospitalization
insulin receptor-related receptor
African Americans

Association between discrimination and obesity in African-American men

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

obesity
African American
African Americans
Obesity
discrimination

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Chronic Pain
Diabetes Mellitus
Pain
hydroquinone
Multiple Chronic Conditions

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

Archibald, P. C., Parker, L. & Thorpe, R. Jun 8 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

justice
contact
health
Criminal Law
Obesity

Differences in Obesity Among Men of Diverse Racial and Ethnic Background

Hill, S. E., Bell, C., Bowie, J. V., 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Obesity
Hispanic Americans
Group
Health Surveys
Logistic Models

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: Research - peer-reviewReview article

Early Detection of Cancer
Population
Neoplasms
Guidelines
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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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. V., 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Asian Americans
Ethnic Groups
Health
ethnic group
health

Factors Associated With Black Men’s Preference for Health Information

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Health
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Delivery of Health Care
Causality

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. L., Thorpe, R. J. & Betley, C. Jul 24 2017 In : BMC Geriatrics. 17, 1, 62

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Food Assistance
Nursing Homes
Health Services
Health
Cost Savings

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

ethnicity
geography
Geography
Exercise
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. J., Bowie, J. V., Howard, D. L., LaVeist, T. A. & Thorpe, R. J. 2017 In : Cancer Control. 24, 1, p. 72-77 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Quality of Life
hydroquinone
Registries
Multivariate Analysis

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

tax increase
alcohol
student
Taxes
Alcohols
Mental Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
mental health
African Americans
Logistic Models

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: Research - peer-reviewReview article

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: Research - peer-reviewReview 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

adulthood
school grade
resources
American
young adult

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

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Depression
Therapeutics
Radiation
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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Beverages
Students
African Americans
Snacks
Aptitude

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

Bowie, J. V., 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Therapeutics
source of information
coping

The Association Between Marijuana Usage and Discrimination Among Adult Black Men

Parker, L. J., 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

discrimination
Cannabis
Logistic Models
coping
logistics

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

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Baltimore
Hearing
Hearing Loss
Depression
Therapeutics
social support
drug
health
American
Social Support

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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., Rosano, C., Hill-Briggs, F., Golden, S. & Kalyani, R. R. Jan 1 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Health
health
African Americans
American
community
Men's Health
Telemedicine
Sleep
Equipment and Supplies
Surveys and Questionnaires
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. V., 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

African Americans
Health
health
American
Health Surveys

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

Parker, L. J., 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

smoking
discrimination
American
African Americans
Smoking

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

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

Men's Health

Characterizing Mobility Limitations Among Older African American Men

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Mobility Limitation
African Americans
Health
Demography
Research

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Urban Renewal
Tai Ji
Biomedical Technology
Safety
Industrial Development
Health Expenditures
Wounds and Injuries
Confidence Intervals
Costs and Cost Analysis
Population
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., Walker, 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Poverty
Weight Gain
Weights and Measures
Pregnancy
pregnancy
violent crime
offense
drug
Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Crime
African Americans
Hospital Emergency Service
Primary Health Care
Confidence Intervals
Health

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

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hearing
Odds Ratio
Delivery of Health Care
Audiometry
Nutrition Surveys

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

self-efficacy
student
American
Beverages
Students

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

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Confidence Intervals
Incidence
hydroquinone

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

Thorpe, R. J., Wynn, A. J., Walker, 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

African Americans
Sleep
Activities of Daily Living
Independent Living
Baltimore
Language
Professionalism
Neurology
Students
Surveys and Questionnaires

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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