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Journal Articles


Bruce, M.A., Beech, B.M., Norris, K.C., Griffith, D.M., Sims, M.   & Thorpe, Jr., R.J. (accepted).  Sex, Obesity, and Blood Pressure among African American Adolescents: The Jackson Heart KIDS Pilot Study.   American Journal of Hypertension .

Bruce, M.A., Beech, B.M., Thorpe, Jr., R.J., Mincey, K. & Griffith, D.M. (2017).  Racial and gender disparities in sugar consumption change efficacy among first-year college students. Appetite, 109, 33–39.

Cornish, E.K., McKissic, S., Dean, D. & Griffith, D.M.   (2017).  Lessons learned about motivation from a pilot physical activity intervention for African American men.   Health Promotion Practice, 18 (1), 102-109.


Griffith, D.M. & Cornish, E.K. (2016). “What defines a man?”: Perspectives of African American men on the components and consequences of manhood.  Psychology of Men and Masculinity. Online First, November 7, 2016:

Cornish, E.K., Griffith, D.M., Bergner, E.M., Bruce, M.A. (in press). Using Qualitative Tools to Develop Messages to Motivate African American Men to Engage in Healthier Behavior. SAGE Research Methods Cases.

Griffith, D.M., Cornish, E.K. (in press). "What defines a man?": Perspectives of African American men on the components and consequences of manhood. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. doi:

Bruce, M. A., Beech, B. M., Griffith, D. M., & Thorpe Jr, R. J. (2016). Spirituality, Religiosity, and Weight Management Among African American Adolescent Males: The Jackson Heart KIDS Pilot Study.  Behavioral Medicine 42 (3), 183-189.

Dean, D. A., Griffith, D. M., McKissic, S. A., Cornish, E. K., & Johnson-Lawrence, V. (2016). Men on the Move–Nashville Feasibility and Acceptability of a Technology-Enhanced Physical Activity Pilot Intervention for Overweight and Obese Middle and Older Age African American Men. American journal of men's health , 1557988316644174.

Elder, K. & Griffith, D.M. (2016). Men's Health: Beyond Masculinity. American Journal of Public Health, 106:7, 1157.

Gilbert, K.L., Ray, R., Siddiqi, A., Shetty, .S., Baker, E.A., Elder, K., Griffith, D.M.  (2016). Visible and Invisible Trends in Black Men's Health: Pitfalls and Promises for Addressing Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Inequities in Health.  Annual Review of Public Health , 37:295-311.

Griffith, D.M. (2016) Biopsychosocial Approaches to Men's Health Disparities Research and Policy, Behavioral Medicine, 42:3, 211-215.


Bruce, M. A., Beech, B. M., Griffith, D. M., & Thorpe Jr, R. J. (2015). Weight status and blood pressure among adolescent African American males: the Jackson Heart KIDS Pilot Study.  Ethnicity & disease  25 (3), 305.

Cornish, E.K., McKissic, S.A., Dean, D.A.L., Griffith, D.M. (2015). Lessons Learned about Motivation From a Pilot Physical Activity Intervention for African American Men.   Health Promotion Practice. 


Griffith, D. M. (2014). " I AM a Man": Manhood, Minority Men's Health and Health Equity.  Ethnicity & disease 25 (3), 287-293.

Griffith, D. M., Allen, J.O., Johnson-Lawrence, V.; Langford, A. (2014). Men on the move: a pilot program to increase physical activity among African American men. Health Education & Behavior, 41(2), 164-172. 

Langford, A. T., Griffith, D. M., Beasley, D. D., & Braxton, E. I.-D. (2014). A Cancer Center’s Approach to Engaging African American Men About Cancer: The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Southeastern Michigan, 2008–2014. Preventing Chronic Disease11, E164. doi:10.5888/pcd11.140187

Martin, L.A., Neighbors, H.W. & Griffith, D.M. (2014). Is It All Depression?—Reply. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(3), 337-338.

Newton, R. L., Jr., Griffith, D. M., Kearney, W. B., Bennett, G. G. (2014). A systematic review of weight loss, physical activity and dietary interventions involving African American men. Obesity Reviews, 15 Suppl 4, 93-106. 

Thorpe, R. J., Kelley, E., Bowie, J. V., Griffith, D. M., Bruce, M., & LaVeist, T. (2014). Explaining Racial Disparities in Obesity Among Men: Does Place Matter? American Journal of Men's Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988314551197


Bruce, M.A., Beech, B.M., Crook, E.D., Sims, M., Griffith, D.M., Simpson, S.L., Ard, J. & Norris, K.C. (2013). Sex, Weight Status, and CKD among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 61(4), 701-707.

Griffith, D. M., Allen, J. O., Johnson-Lawrence, V., & Langford, A. (2013). Men on the Move A Pilot Program to Increase Physical Activity Among African American Men.  Health Education & Behavior , 1090198113496788.

Knittel, A., Snow, R.C., Griffith, D.M. & Morenoff, J. (2013). Incarceration and Sexual Risk: Examining the relationship between men's involvement in the criminal justice system and risky sexual behavior. AIDS and Behavior, 2, 1-12.

Martin, L.A., Neighbors, H.W. & Griffith, D.M. (2013). The Experience of Symptoms of Depression in Men vs Women: Analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. JAMA Psychiatry, 70(10), 1100-1106.

Watkins, D.C. & Griffith, D.M. (2013). Practical Solutions to Addressing Men's Health Disparities. International Journal of Men's Health, 12(3), 187-194.


Griffith, D.M. (2012). An intersectional approach to men's health. Journal of Men's Health, 9(2), 106–112.

Griffith, D.M., Gunter, K. & Watkins, D.C. (2012). Measuring masculinity in research on men of color: findings and future directions. American Journal of Public Health, 102(S2), S187-S194.


Guest Editor, Special Issues/Supplements

Family and Community Health Special Issue on "Social Determinants of Men's Health Disparities" (January 2015)

International Journal of Men's Health Special Issue: "Practical Solutions to Men's Health Disparities" (published January 2014)

American Journal of Men's Health Special Supplement: "The Health of African American Men: Implications for Research and Practice" (published July 2013)

Book Chapters

Griffith, D.M., Cornish, E.K., McKissic, S., & Dean, D. (2016). John Henry and the paradox of manhood, fatherhood and health for African American fathers. In L. Burton, D. Burton, S.M. McHale, and J. Van Hook (Eds). Boys and Men in African American Families. National Symposium on Family Issues Series.  New York: Springer.

Griffith, D. M., & Thorpe Jr, R. J. (2016). Men's physical health and health behaviors. In APA handbook of men and masculinities (pp. 709-730). APA handbooks in psychology series. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Griffith, D. M., Gilbert, K. L., Bruce, M. A., & Thorpe Jr, R. J. (2016). Masculinity in Men’s Health: Barrier or Portal to Healthcare?. In Men's Health in Primary Care (pp. 19-31). Springer International Publishing.

Griffith, D.M. & Johnson, J.L. (2012). Implications of Racism for African American Men's Cancer Risk, Morbidity and Mortality. In H.M. Treadwell, C. Xanthos & K.B. Holden (Eds.), Social Determinants of Health among African-American Men (pp. 21-38). San Francisco: Wiley.

Griffith, D.M., Gunter, K. & Allen, J.O. (2011). A Systematic Approach to Developing Contextually, Culturally, & Gender-Sensitive Interventions for African American Men: A Case Example. In R. Elk & H. Landrine (Eds.). Cancer Disparities: Nature, Causes, Evidence-based Solutions (pp. 193-210). New York: Springer.

Thorpe, Jr., R.J., Griffith, D.M., Bruce, M.A., Brown L. (in press).  Addressing Racism's Effects on African American Males from the Womb to the Classroom. In N. Finigan-Carr (Ed.). Linking Health and Education for African American Students' Success.  New York: Routledge.

Thorpe, Jr., R.J. Griffith, D.M., Gilbert, K.L., Elder, K. and Bruce, M.A. (2016).  Men’s health in 2010s:  What is the global challenge? In J.J. Heidelbaugh (Ed.).  Men’s Health in Primary Care. (pp. 1-18). New York: Springer.