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Gary D. James

Distinguished Service Professor/Director of IPPHC; Director

Anthropology; IPPHC


James is a human population biologist with education in anthropology and post-doctoral training in hypertension and cardiovascular endocrinology. He is the author or co-author of over 350 peer-reviewed publications examining physiological and endocrine adaptations to the dynamic stresses of everyday life, the relation of these responses to the development of chronic diseases, the cardiovascular health effects of modernization, women's health, the functioning of the renin-angiotensin system and ambulatory blood pressure technology.


  • PhD, MS, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Human population biology
  • Chronic disease and stress/allostasis
  • human adaptability/human ecology
  • cardiovascular disease and hypertension in women
  • biostatistics


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae