Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Founding Director of the Program of Men’s Health Research in the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS), Deputy Director of HCHDS, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research. He holds joint appointments in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Thorpe is a social epidemiologist and gerontologist who has significantly contributed to the understanding of how race, SES, and segregation influence health and well-being of African Americans. His most recent work focuses on improving the lives of Black men. Dr. Thorpe serves as principal investigator on several NIA funded grants: Stress and Mortality among Black Men Study, Stress and Longevity among African American Families Study, and the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research. He participates in several training programs designed to develop under-represented minorities at many career stages. Dr. Thorpe is a Provost Fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs where he leads initiatives around professional and career development for postdoctoral fellows in the Provost’s Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship. He is a past recipient of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award, the inaugural annual 2018 NHLBI OHD PRIDE Roland J. Thorpe, Jr. mentoring award, recipient of the 2020 Minority Issues in Gerontology Outstanding Mentorship Award and the 2020 JHBSPH Dean’s Award of Distinction in Faculty Mentoring. Dr. Thorpe is also the Editor in Chief of Ethnicity & Disease.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
12:35 PM – 1:50 PM ET