James Alan Blumenthal, PhD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
J. P. Gibbons Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry I
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
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

Zhu, Yidan, Chenglong Li, Wuxiang Xie, Baoliang Zhong, Yangfeng Wu, and James A. Blumenthal. “Trajectories of depressive symptoms and subsequent cognitive decline in older adults: a pooled analysis of two longitudinal cohorts.” Age Ageing 51, no. 1 (January 6, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afab191.

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34657957
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Somers, Tamara J., James A. Blumenthal, Caroline S. Dorfman, Kim M. Huffman, Sara N. Edmond, Shannon N. Miller, Anava A. Wren, David Caldwell, and Francis J. Keefe. “Effects of a Weight and Pain Management Program in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis With Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Investigation.” J Clin Rheumatol 28, no. 1 (January 1, 2022): 7–13. https://doi.org/10.1097/RHU.0000000000001793.

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34670994
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Saco-Ledo, Gonzalo, Pedro L. Valenzuela, Miguel Ramírez-Jiménez, Javier S. Morales, Adrián Castillo-García, James A. Blumenthal, Luis M. Ruilope, and Alejandro Lucia. “Acute Aerobic Exercise Induces Short-Term Reductions in Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Patients With Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) 78, no. 6 (December 2021): 1844–58. https://doi.org/10.1161/hypertensionaha.121.18099.

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34719262
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Blumenthal, James A., Patrick J. Smith, Wei Jiang, Alan Hinderliter, Lana L. Watkins, Benson M. Hoffman, William E. Kraus, Lawrence Liao, Jonathan Davidson, and Andrew Sherwood. “Effect of Exercise, Escitalopram, or Placebo on Anxiety in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: The Understanding the Benefits of Exercise and Escitalopram in Anxious Patients With Coronary Heart Disease (UNWIND) Randomized Clinical Trial.” Jama Psychiatry 78, no. 11 (November 1, 2021): 1270–78. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2236.

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34406354
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Hinderliter, Alan L., Patrick Smith, Andrew Sherwood, and James Blumenthal. “Lifestyle Interventions Reduce the Need for Guideline-Directed Antihypertensive Medication.” In American Journal of Hypertension, 34:1100–1107, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpab090.

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34107031
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Blumenthal, James A., Alan L. Hinderliter, Patrick J. Smith, Stephanie Mabe, Lana L. Watkins, Linda Craighead, Krista Ingle, et al. “Effects of Lifestyle Modification on Patients With Resistant Hypertension: Results of the TRIUMPH Randomized Clinical Trial.” Circulation 144, no. 15 (October 2021): 1212–26. https://doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.121.055329.

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34565172
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Malian, Hannah M., Patrick J. Smith, Benson Hoffman, Wei Jiang, Katharine Ammerman, William E. Kraus, Alan Hinderliter, Andrew Sherwood, and James A. Blumenthal. “Effects of Acute Exercise on Anxiety Ratings in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease and Elevated Anxiety.” Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 41, no. 4 (July 2021): 277–81. https://doi.org/10.1097/hcr.0000000000000579.

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34158457
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Contributors to the C4 article, Susan D. “C4 article: Implications of COVID-19 in transplantation.” Am J Transplant 21, no. 5 (May 2021): 1801–15. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.16346.

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33040483
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Hayano, Junichiro, Norihiro Ueda, Masaya Kisohara, Emi Yuda, Eiichi Watanabe, Robert M. Carney, and James A. Blumenthal. “Risk stratification after acute myocardial infarction by amplitude-frequency mapping of cyclic variation of heart rate.” Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 26, no. 3 (May 2021): e12825. https://doi.org/10.1111/anec.12825.

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33527584
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Choo, Candy Sc, Yong Chen, and Merrill McHoney. “Regarding: Optimal timing for inguinal hernia repair in premature infants: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Pediatr Surg 56, no. 5 (May 2021): 1083–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.12.030.

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33483105
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