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Dr. Roland Thorpe Visits Campus


Dr. Roland Thorpe, Purdue Statistics Alumnus

Dr. Roland Thorpe delivers lecture in conjunction
with Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

As part of Purdue's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, Purdue Statistics alumnus Dr. Roland Thorpe presented "Improving Health Disparities Research in the United States: What Can Statisticians Do?" to a standing room only audience from across campus. After obtaining a Masters in Applied Statistics (1997) from Purdue Statistics, Dr. Thorpe completed his Ph.D. (2004) in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Purdue University.

Currently, Dr. Thorpe is an Associate Scientist and Director of the Program for Research on Men's Health at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. The mission of the program under Dr. Thorpe's direction is to create and disseminate knowledge that advances research, training, practice, and policy in reducing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic status disparities in men's health, as well as optimizing the health and quality of life for males across the life course.

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