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Dorothy D Dunlop

Dorothy D Dunlop, PhD

Professor in Medicine-Rheumatology, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine and Preventive Medicine


Rubloff Building Tenth Floor
750 N Lake Shore
Chicago IL 60611

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Aging; Disability; Epidemiology; Health Services Research; Health economics; Physical activity; Public Health; Rheumatology

Description of Interests

Dr. Dunlop is a health services researcher with expertise in statistical methodology. Her applied research interests include the investigation of physical activity to prevent disability in older adults and to understand the consequences of arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders. She co-authored a book on statistical methodology; she has published and applied statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal data. Dr. Dunlop is the principle investigator on an NIH-funded epidemiologic study on the relationship of physical activity to reduce disability and an NIH-funded study to evaluate the cost effectiveness of a physical activity intervention. She has served on data safety monitoring boards, on executive committees of federally funded clinical trials, and on the editorial boards of medical journals.

Professional Education

PhD: Northwestern University, Industrial Engineering (1990)

Most Recent Publications

Song J, Hochberg MC, Chang RW, Hootman JM, Manheim LM, Lee J, Semanik PA, Sharma L, Dunlop DD.
Arthritis Care and Research. 2013 Feb;65(2):195-202.doi:10.1002/acr.21803.
PMID: 22807352   PMCID: PMC3502693   ISSN: 2151464X

Colbert CJ, Almagor O, Chmiel JS, Song J, Dunlop D, Hayes KW, Sharma L.
Arthritis Care and Research. 2013 Jan;65(1):5-14.doi:10.1002/acr.21811.
PMID: 22833527   PMCID: PMC3514654   ISSN: 2151464X

Lee J, Song J, Hootman JM, Semanik PA, Chang RW, Sharma L, Van Horn L, Bathon JM, Eaton CB, Hochberg MC, Jackson R, Kwoh CK, Mysiw WJ, Nevitt M, Dunlop DD.
Arthritis Care and Research. 2013 Jan;65(1):53-61.doi:10.1002/acr.21754.
PMID: 22674911   PMCID: PMC3449019   ISSN: 2151464X

Manheim LM, Dunlop D, Song J, Semanik P, Lee J, Chang RW.
Arthritis Care and Research. 2012 Jul;64(7):1094-1098.doi:10.1002/acr.21639.
PMID: 22328141   PMCID: PMC3386479   ISSN: 2151464X

Publications not in Scopus

Regression for longitudinal data: a bridge from least squares regression
Dunlop D
The American Statistician 1994; 48:299-303

Selected Books and Book Chapters

Dunlop D, Semanik P, Chang R. Physical activity in older adults with arthritis. In: Nakasato Y, Yung R, editors. 2011. Geriatric Rheumatology. New York: Springer

Gibbs JO, Reda DJ, Henderson WG, Dunlop DD, Jonasson O, Neumayer LA. Clinical Research. In: Fitzgibbons R, Greenburg AG, editors. 2002. Nyhus and Condon's Hernia, 5th edition. New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Tamhane A, Dunlop Dunlop. 2000. Statistics and Data Analysis: From Elementary to Intermediate. New York: Prentice-Hall

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