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Research 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.

Education / Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University

… → 1990


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

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Research Output 1993 2018

Serum adipokine levels and associations with patient-reported fatigue in systemic lupus erythematosus

Mahieu, M. A., Ahn, G. E., Chmiel, J. S., Dunlop, D. D., Helenowski, I. B., Semanik, P., Song, J., Yount, S., Chang, R. W. & Ramsey-Goldman, R. Jan 4 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Rheumatology International. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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A randomized trial of a motivational interviewing intervention to increase lifestyle physical activity and improve self-reported function in adults with arthritis

Gilbert, A. L., Lee, J., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Semanik, P. A., Song, J., Pellegrini, C. A., Pinto PT, D., Dunlop, D. D. & Chang, R. W. Jan 1 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motivational Interviewing
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Life Style

Association Between Sedentary Time and Quality of Life From the Osteoarthritis Initiative: Who Might Benefit Most From Treatment?

Pinto, D., Song, J., Lee, J., Chang, R. W., Semanik, P. A., Ehrlich-Jones, L. S., Pellegrini, C. A. & Dunlop, D. D. Dec 1 2017 In : Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 98, 12, p. 2485-2490 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Quality of Life
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Health Surveys

Corporate Philanthropy Toward Community Health Improvement in Manufacturing Communities

McHugh, M., Farley, D., Maechling, C. R., Dunlop, D. D., French, D. D. & Holl, J. L. Dec 7 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Community Health. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

public health
Public Health

Do inactive older adults who increase physical activity experience less disability, evidence from the osteoarthritis initiative

Song, J., Gilbert, A. L., Chang, R. W., Pellegrini, C. A., Ehrlich-Jones, L. S., Lee, J., Pinto, D., Semanik, P. A., Sharma, L., Kwoh, C. K., Jackson, R. D. & Dunlop, D. D. Jan 1 2017 In : Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 23, 1, p. 26-32 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Osteoarthritis
United States Dept. of Health and Human Services