James is an American scientist and activist. He is the founder of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, a not-for-profit, existing to perform scientific research in the public interest.

He provides independent analysis of data with the goal of reducing human pain and suffering through biomedical and related forms of scientific research.

He has been involved in extensive research and publications in reference to the childhood vaccine schedule, including the HPV vaccine, and environmental toxins.

He has authored the following books: Ebola, An Evolving Story, Cures vs. Profits: Successes in Translational Research, and The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism.