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.