Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society (HBS), Founding Director of the Program on Research for Men’s Health in the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS), Deputy Director of the HCHDS, and Director of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center for Minority Aging. His research focuses on race-, place- and SES-related disparities across the life course in functional and health status of community-dwelling adults with a focus on African American men. Most of his work has been funded by NIA and NIMHD. He has published is various outlets including Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences, Social Science and Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, and Biodemography and Social Biology. He has also edited the 39th Volume of the Annual Review of Geriatrics and Gerontology entitled Men’s’ Health and Aging (Springer 2019) and co-edited the Men’s HealthEquity: A Handbook (Routledge 2019).