Roland J. Thorpe Jr., PhD

Title: Epidemiologist, Researcher, Assistant Scientist
Company: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland, United States

Roland Thorpe, Epidemiologist, Researcher and Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership as a researcher and educator.

Dr. Thorpe began his career as a statistical consultant at Purdue University from 1995 to 1997, and subsequently held a statistical internship position with the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, Michigan until 1998. He returned to Purdue University as a research assistant, a post he held for six years, before accepting a pre-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Thorpe subsequently accepted a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Aging at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which he held from 2004 to 2007. In 2004, he held the additional post of an associate professor of health, behavior and society, and since 2007, has served as an assistant scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Thorpe attended the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1995. He continued his academic pursuits at Purdue University, receiving a Master of Science in 1997 and a PhD in 2004. From 2000 to 2006, he served in the United States Army National Guard and received an honorable discharge. Since 2007, Dr. Thorpe has additionally acted as a project director at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions in Baltimore, Maryland, and has maintained affiliation to numerous organizations related to his areas of expertise. He is a member of the Gerontological Society of America, the Society of Epidemiologic Research and the American College of Epidemiology, and as a further testament to his success and experience, he has been featured in the 63rd edition of Who’s Who in America.

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