James McClain, Ph.D., MPH

McClain-100x118James McClain, Ph.D., MPH, is a Program Director with the Science of Research & Technology Branch in the Behavioral Research Program of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. McClain supports an NCI portfolio focused on developing software tools to integrate diverse sensor and self-report measures for monitoring health behaviors and patient reported outcomes in clinical and research applications. Some of his current interests include development of methods and applications for health surveillance and behavioral interventions utilizing wireless consumer technologies and sensor networks.  A specific focus of his work is on development of generalized motion profiles to promote behavioral health screening and clinical monitoring applications in chronic disease prevention and management. He earned a BS and MS in Exercise Physiology from Iowa State University; a Ph.D. in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Wellness from Arizona State University; and an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His prior research has focused on objective technologies and methods for assessment of physical activity among children and adults.