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Roland
J.
Thorpe, Jr.
,
PhD

Co-Director DrPH Concentration in Health, Equity, and Social Justice
Professor

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD, MS, is a gerontologist and social epidemiologist with nationally-recognized expertise in minority aging, men’s health, and place-based disparities.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 708
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        
410-955-7241

Research Interests

Health Disparities; Race;SES; Poverty Status; Functional Decline; Functional Status; Lower Extremity Functioning; Hypertension, Mobility Limitation; Older Adults; Life Course; Men's Health Disparities Across the Life Course; Men's Health
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Purdue University
2004
MS
Purdue University
1997
BS
Florida A&M University
1995
Projects
Environmental Exposures and Cognitive Decline, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease Among Middle to Old Age Black Men in the United States
Investigation of environmental justice in a diverse longitudinal sample of older adults in the United States
Leadership and Education in Academic Research and Networking for Enhancing Diversity (LEARNED)
Investigating the role of neighborhood disadvantage in opioid use disparities among women at the intersections of race and sexual orientation
How Income Inequality Has Influenced Health Outcomes in US Counties: Longitudinal Analytics (1999-2018)
Assessing the Impact of the Racial Composition of Police Departments and Neighbourhoods on Violence in the U.S