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1993 …2023
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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


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

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Grants 1999 2023

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Research Output 1993 2018

2 Citations

Are Older Adults With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis Less Active Than the General Population? Analysis From the Osteoarthritis Initiative and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Thoma, L. M., Dunlop, D. D., Song, J., Lee, J., Tudor-Locke, C., Aguiar, E. J., Master, H., Christiansen, M. B. & White, D. K., Oct 1 2018, In : Arthritis Care and Research. 70, 10, p. 1448-1454 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Osteoarthritis
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Associations of osteoprotegerin with coronary artery calcification among women with systemic lupus erythematosus and healthy controls

Poornima, I. G., Shields, K., Kuller, L. H., Manzi, S. M., Ramsey-Goldman, R., Richardson, C., Rhew, E., Dunlop, D. D., Song, J., Edmundowicz, D., Kondos, G. T., Carr, J. J., Langman, C., Price, H., Chung, A. H., Santelices, L. B. & Mackey, R. H., May 1 2018, In : Lupus. 27, 6, p. 880-889 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Coronary Vessels
X Ray Computed Tomography
ROC Curve

Community Health and Employee Work Performance in the American Manufacturing Environment

McHugh, M. C., French, D. D., Farley, D., Maechling, C. R., Dunlop, D. D. & Holl, J. L., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Community Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Occupational Health

Comparison of a Patient-Centered Weight Loss Program starting before versus after knee replacement: A pilot study

Pellegrini, C. A., Chang, R. W., Dunlop, D. D., Conroy, D. E., Lee, J., Van Horn, L., Spring, B. & Cameron, K. A., Sep 1 2018, In : Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. 12, 5, p. 472-478 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Reduction Programs
Weights and Measures
Population Dynamics
Weight Loss
Knee Osteoarthritis
Observational Studies