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James McClain

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James McClain, PhD, MPH, is a Physical Activity Epidemiologist with the Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch in the Applied Research Program. He first joined the National Cancer Institute as a Cancer Prevention Fellow in 2007. Dr. McClain earned a BS and MS in Exercise Physiology from Iowa State University, a PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Wellness from Arizona State University, and an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research has focused on objective technologies and methods for assessment of physical activity among children and adults. Dr. McClain's current work focuses on exposure assessment in physical activity as a tool to link acute and chronic characteristics of objective motion profiles to mechanisms of chronic disease prevention. Some of his interests include development of methods and applications for physical activity surveillance and behavioral interventions utilizing distributed wireless technologies and body sensor networks.

Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014