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James A. Metcalf, PhD

Department of Global and Community Health

James Metcalf

Dr. Metcalf is Professor of Global and Community Health. He is a clinical Exercise Physiologist. He concentrates on the physiological bases of current health behaviors and teaches a variety of courses including GCH 332, Health and Disease and GCH 350, Health Education. His research interests include adolescent health behaviors and health-related critique of literary classics. He is a skilled writer/editor and enjoys writing OpEd columns and commentaries for the general public. 


  • PhD, University of Maryland, 1970
  • MA, University of Maryland, 1966
  • BS, University of Maryland, 1963