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Journal Articles


McGee, E., Griffith, D.M. & Houston, II, S.L.*** (2019). The stress costs of success: exploring the racialized stressors, strains and coping strategies of Black doctoral students in engineering and computing. Teachers College Record, 121(9). Online first


Beech, B.M., Bruce, M.A., Thorpe, Jr. R.J., Heitman, E., Griffith, D.M. & Norris, K.C. (2018). “Theory-Informed Research Training and Mentoring of Underrepresented Early Career Faculty at Teaching-Intensive Institutions:  The Obesity Health Disparities PRIDE Program” Ethnicity and Disease. 28(2), 115-122.

Bruce  , M.A., Thorpe Jr., R.T., Beech, B.M., Towns, T., Odoms-Young, A. (2018). Sex, Race, Food Security, and Sugar Consumption Change Efficacy Among Low-Income Parents in an Urban Primary Care Setting. Family & Community Health. 41, S25-S32   

Griffith,  D.M.  (2018). “Centering the Margins”: Moving equity to the center of men’s health research". American Journal of Men’s Health.12(5), 1317-1327.

Griffith, D.M., Bergner, E.M., Cornish, E.K., McQueen, C.A. (2018). Physical Activity Interventions With African American or Latino Men: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Men's Health, 1557988318763647. doi:10.1177/1557988318763647

Griffith, D. M. & Cornish, E. K. (2018). “What defines a man?”: Perspectives of African American men on the components and consequences of manhood. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 19(1), 78-88. 

Odoms-Young, A., Bruce, M.A. (2018) Examining the Impact of Structural Racism on Food Insecurity: Implications for Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities. Family and Community Health. 41, S3-S6.

Sherman, L.D. & Griffith, D.M. (2018). “If I Can Afford Steak, Why Worry About Buying Beans: African American Men’s Perceptions of their Food Environment”.  American Journal of Men’s Health, 12 (8), 1048-1057.

Warbrick, I., Wilson, D., & Griffith, D.M. (2018) Becoming active: more to exercise than weight loss for indigenous men,  Ethnicity & Health, Published online: 27 Mar 2018


Beech, B.M., Norris, K.C., Bruce, M.A. (2017). Aiming for Quality Improvement: Aligning Population Health and Higher Education. Population Health Management

Bergner, E.M., Cornish, E.K., Horne, K. & Griffith, D.M.(2017). A qualitative meta-synthesis examining the role of women in African American men’s prostate cancer screening and treatment decision-making. Psycho-Oncology (First published: 23 November 2017).

Bruce, M.A., Beech, B.M., Norris, K.C., Griffith, D.M., Sims, M.& Thorpe, Jr., R.J. (2017). Sex, Obesity, and Blood Pressure among African American Adolescents: The Jackson Heart KIDS Pilot Study.American Journal of Hypertension, 30(9), 892-898.

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.

Bruce, M.A., Wilder, T., Griffith, D.M., Beech, B.M., Norris, K.C., & Thorpe, Jr., R.J. (2017). Cardiovascular disease among young African American Males. Ethnicity & Disease, 27(4), 363-366.

Burton, E.T., Wilder, T., Beech, B.M., Bruce, M.A. (2017). Caregiver feeding practices and weight status among African American adolescents: The Jackson Heart KIDS Pilot Study. Eating behaviors. 27, 33-38.

Cornish, E.K., Bergner, E.***, & Griffith, D.M. (2017). “They have said that I was slightly depressed but there are circumstances that bring that on”: How middle-aged and older African American men describe perceived stress and depression. Ethnicity & Disease, 27(4), 437-442.

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., Bruce, M.A., Bergner, E.M. & Beech, B. (2017). “Health is the ability to manage yourself without help”: How older African American men define health and successful aging. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (Published: 21 June 2017).

Moses, K.A., Heslop, D., Griffith, D.M., Holmes, A., Sherden, L., Wilkins, C.H. & Wallston, K.A. (2017). Development and Initial Testing of the FLOW: Instrument, a Novel Instrument to Assess Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men. Journal of Urology, 198(3), 657-662.


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 Medicine42(3), 183-189.

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.

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.

Griffith, D.M., Cornish, E.K., McKissic, S., & Dean, D.** (2016). Differences in perceptions of the food environment between African American men who did and did not consume recommended levels of fruits and vegetables.  Health Education & Behavior 43(6), 648-655.

Watt, G.P., Vatcheva, K.P., Griffith, D.M., Reininger, B.M., Beretta, L., Fallon, M., McCormick, J., & Fisher-Hoch, S. (2016). The precarious health of young Mexican American men: Cause for alarm. Preventing Chronic Disease, 113, E113. doi: 10.5888/pcd13.160020


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 & disease25(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. (in press). Mighty Men: A faith-based weight loss intervention to reduce cancer risk in African American men. In M.E. Ford & D.K. Watson (Eds.),  Advances in Cancer Health Equity Research  ( Advances in Cancer Research  book series), vol.  156 . Cambridge, MA: Elsevier.

Ford, C.L.,  Griffith, D.M. , Bruce, M.A. & Gilbert, K.L. (2019). Introduction: Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional .  In C.L. Ford, D.M. Griffith , M.A. Bruce, & K.L. Gilbert. (Eds.),  Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional.  Washington, DC: APHA Press.

Ford, C.L., Griffith, D.M., Bruce, M.A. & Gilbert, K.L. (2019). Conclusion: Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional. In C.L. Ford,D.M. Griffith, M.A. Bruce, & K.L. Gilbert. (Eds.), Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional. Washington, DC: APHA Press.

Griffith, D.M., Bruce, M.A. & Thorpe, Jr., R.J. (2019). Preface: Men’s Health Equity. In D.M. Griffith, M.A. Bruce, & R.J. Thorpe, Jr. (Eds.),  Men’s Health Equity: A Handbook . New York, NY: Routledge.

Griffith, D.M., Bruce, M.A. & Thorpe, Jr., R.J. (2019). Introduction: Men’s Health Equity. In D.M. Griffith, M.A. Bruce, & R.J. Thorpe, Jr. (Eds.), Men’s Health Equity: A Handbook. New York, NY: Routledge.

Griffith, D.M., Bruce, M.A. & Thorpe, Jr., R.J. (2019). Conclusion: Men’s Health Equity. In D.M. Griffith, M.A. Bruce, & R.J. Thorpe, Jr. (Eds.), Men’s Health Equity: A Handbook. New York, NY: Routledge.

Griffith, D.M. , Cornish, E.K., Sherman, L.D. & Moore, H. J.* (2019). Middle-aged men’s health: Patterns and causes of health disparities during a pivotal period in the lifecourse. In  D.M. Griffith , M.A. Bruce, & R.J. Thorpe, Jr. (Eds.),  Men’s Health Equity . New York, NY: Routledge.

Griffith, D.M. , Pennings, J.S., Bruce, M.A. & Ayers, G.D. (2019). Measuring the dimensions of African American Manhood: A factor analysis. In  D.M. Griffith , M.A. Bruce, & R.J. Thorpe, Jr. (Eds.),  Men’s Health Equity . New York, NY: Routledge.

Williams, D.R &  Griffith, D.M.  (2019). “We just haven’t put our minds to it”: An Interview with David Williams describing the trajectory of his career studying racism. In C.L. Ford,  D.M. Griffith , M.A. Bruce, & K.L. Gilbert. (Eds.),  Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional. Washington, DC: APHA Press.

Hartfield, J.A.,  Griffith, D.M . , & Bruce, M.A. (2018). Gendered racism is a key to explaining and addressing police-involved shootings of unarmed Black men in America. In M.A. Bruce, & D.F. Hawkins (Eds.),  Inequality, Crime, and Health among African American Males, Volume 20  (pp. 155-170). Book Series: Research in Race and Ethnic Relations. Boston, MA: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Thorpe, Jr., R.J., Griffith, D.M., Bruce, M.A., Brown L. (2017). 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 . (pp. 13-26). New York: Routledge.

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., 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., & 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.

Thorpe, Jr., R.J. Griffith, D.M. , G ilbert, 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.

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.

Edited Books

Editor (forthcoming 2019): Men’s Health Equity. (Eds). Derek M. Griffith, Marino A. Bruce & Roland J. Thorpe, Jr. New York, NY: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis.

Editor (forthcoming 2019): Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional. (Eds). Chandra L. Ford, Derek M. Griffith, Marino A. Bruce & Keon L. Gilbert. Publisher: APHA Press.


Griffith, D.M. (Moderator), Ford, C.L., Jones, C.P., Jones, L., Baumhofer, N.K, & Hing, A. (Discussants) (2018, November). What do public health professionals need to know about racism? Collaborative session at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

Cornish, E., Bergner, E.***, Favours, J., Griffith, D.M., & Wilkins, C. (2018, November). Who’, ‘What’, and ‘Where’ is trustworthy to conduct research? Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

Cornish, E., Schaefer Solle, N., Garcia, D.O., Valdez, J., Griffith, D.M. (2018, November). Developing a “Tailor-Made” physical activity intervention for Latino men. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

Griffith, D.M. (2018, October). “It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see”: Re-envisioning health equity and Black men’s health. Keynote address for the 2018 Community Engagement Institute. “Building Bridges for Better Health through Engaging Communities”. The Community Engagement Institute was created by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s (NIH CTSA) One Great Community and the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health's Jefferson County Community Participation Board. Community Engagement Institute. Hoover, AL.

Griffith, D.M. (2017, December). Making Invisible Boys and Men Visible: Toward policies that may mitigate health disparities among vulnerable boys and men. Panel on Policy, Stress and Health Disparities. American Psychological Association invited meeting entitled, “Stress and Health Disparities: Building Capacity to Understand, Prevent and Treat Stress in Vulnerable Populations”. American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

Griffith, D.M. (2017, November). “Lest we forget” the Duality of Blackness: The art of pursuing health equity. Keynote address at The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues 25th Anniversary & Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.