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Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., M.S., Ph.D.

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Director, Program for Research on Men's Health, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions

Joint Appointment in Medicine

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 ...read more

Background

Dr. Roland J. Thorpe Jr. holds joint appointments in medicine and in neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an associate professor of health, behavior and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He serves as the director of the Program for Research on Men's Health at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.

Dr. Thorpe’s research focuses on racial and socioeconomic health disparities, particularly among U.S. men.

He received his B.S. from Florida A&M University. He earned his M.S. and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. 

Dr. Thorpe is a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Titles

  • Director, Program for Research on Men's Health, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Neurology

Education

Degrees

  • B.S., Florida A&M University (Florida) (1995)
  • M.S., Purdue University (Indiana) (1997)
  • Ph.D., Purdue University (Indiana) (2004)

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Health Disparities Journal Club (410.864.01)
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    2016
  • Research Design In The Social And Behavioral Sciences (410.615.01)
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    2016
  • Health Disparities Journal Club (410.864.01)
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    2016
  • Advanced Methods In Health Services Research: Analysis (309.716.01)
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    2016
  • Seminar In Health Disparities (301.615.01)
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    2016

Activities & Honors

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Committee on Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014
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