James Alan Blumenthal, PhD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
J. P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry I
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Senior Fellow in the Center for Study of Aging
Campus mail 4567 Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-3828
Email address blume003@mc.duke.edu

Psychosocial factors and coronary heart disease, including such factors as social support, Type A behavior and hostility, and depression, exercise training and depression in the elderly; behavioral approaches to the treatment of hypertension (e.g., weight loss and exercise); cardiac rehabilitation; neuropsychological outcomes following cardiac surgery; psychosocial aspects of heart and lung transplantation; exercise training and osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia; compliance.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1975

Publications

Farquhar, JM, Smith, PJ, Snyder, L, Gray, AL, Reynolds, JM, and Blumenthal, JA. "Patterns and predictors of pain following lung transplantation." General hospital psychiatry 50 (November 21, 2017): 125-130.

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29190571
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Nieuwsma, JA, Williams, JW, Namdari, N, Washam, JB, Raitz, G, Blumenthal, JA, Jiang, W, Yapa, R, McBroom, AJ, Lallinger, K, Schmidt, R, Kosinski, AS, and Sanders, GD. "Diagnostic Accuracy of Screening Tests and Treatment for Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome Depression: A Systematic Review." Annals of internal medicine 167, no. 10 (November 14, 2017): 725-735.

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29132152
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Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Hoffman, BM, Davis, RD, and Palmer, SM. "Postoperative cognitive dysfunction and mortality following lung transplantation." American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (October 31, 2017).

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29087035
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Tyson, CC, Smith, PJ, Sherwood, A, Mabe, S, Hinderliter, AL, and Blumenthal, JA. "Association between normal or mildly reduced kidney function, cardiovascular risk and biomarkers for atherosclerosis: results from the ENCORE trial." Clinical kidney journal 10, no. 5 (October 2017): 666-671.

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28979778
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Sherwood, A, Hill, LK, Blumenthal, JA, and Hinderliter, AL. "Circadian hemodynamics in men and women with high blood pressure: dipper vs. nondipper and racial differences." Journal of hypertension (September 11, 2017).

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28902662
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Sherwood, A, Hill, LK, Blumenthal, JA, Adams, KF, Paine, NJ, Koch, GG, O'Connor, CM, Johnson, KS, and Hinderliter, AL. "Blood pressure reactivity to psychological stress is associated with clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure." American heart journal 191 (September 2017): 82-90.

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28888274
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Tussing-Humphreys, L, Lamar, M, Blumenthal, JA, Babyak, M, Fantuzzi, G, Blumstein, L, Schiffer, L, and Fitzgibbon, ML. "Building research in diet and cognition: The BRIDGE randomized controlled trial." Contemporary clinical trials 59 (August 2017): 87-97.

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28600159
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Hayano, J, Yasuma, F, Watanabe, E, Carney, RM, Stein, PK, Blumenthal, JA, Arsenos, P, Gatzoulis, KA, Takahashi, H, Ishii, H, Kiyono, K, Yamamoto, Y, Yoshida, Y, Yuda, E, and Kodama, I. "Blunted cyclic variation of heart rate predicts mortality risk in post-myocardial infarction, end-stage renal disease, and chronic heart failure patients." Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology 19, no. 8 (August 2017): 1392-1400.

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27789562
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Blumenthal, JA, Smith, PJ, Mabe, S, Hinderliter, A, Welsh-Bohmer, K, Browndyke, JN, Lin, P-H, Kraus, W, Doraiswamy, PM, Burke, J, and Sherwood, A. "Lifestyle and Neurocognition in Older Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cognitive Impairment." Psychosomatic medicine 79, no. 6 (July 2017): 719-727.

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28437380
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Hill, LK, Watkins, LL, Hinderliter, AL, Blumenthal, JA, and Sherwood, A. "Racial differences in the association between heart rate variability and left ventricular mass." Experimental physiology 102, no. 7 (July 2017): 764-772.

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28436207
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