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About James A. McCubbin

James McCubbin, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Public Health Sciences at Clemson University. He received his PhD in Psychology and Neurobiology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has served on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke Medical Center and the Department of Behavioral Science at the College of Medicine, University of Kentucky. He came to Clemson University 17 years ago to serve as Chair of the Department of Psychology. He also served as Senior Associate Dean for Clemson’s College of Business and Behavioral Science. He returned to his regular faculty duties and is currently teaching health psychology at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and providing research training through Clemson’s Creative Inquiry program.
His research on the role of stress in the origins, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for over 20 years. He has published extensively on central nervous system control of blood pressure, pain sensitivity, and perception of emotion. He is active in grant proposal review for both NIH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and he served as Chair of NIH’s Behavioral Medicine review committee.


Present Faculty Member, Clemson University

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