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 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

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 12, 2021): 1212–26. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.055329.

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34565172
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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, August 18, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2236.

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34406354
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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.” J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 41, no. 4 (July 1, 2021): 277–81. https://doi.org/10.1097/HCR.0000000000000579.

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34158457
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Contributors to the C4 article, David E. “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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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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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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Hill, LaBarron K., Jade Q. Wu, Alan L. Hinderliter, James A. Blumenthal, and Andrew Sherwood. “Actigraphy-Derived Sleep Efficiency Is Associated With Endothelial Function in Men and Women With Untreated Hypertension.” Am J Hypertens 34, no. 2 (March 11, 2021): 207–11. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpaa167.

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33048161
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Blumenthal, James A., Michael A. Babyak, Wade Edward Craighead, Jonathan Davidson, Alan Hinderliter, Benson Hoffman, Pudugramam Murali Doraiswamy, and Andrew Sherwood. “The role of comorbid anxiety in exercise and depression trials: Secondary analysis of the SMILE-II randomized clinical trial.” Depress Anxiety 38, no. 2 (February 2021): 124–33. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.23088.

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32790020
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Hayano, Junichiro, Norihiro Ueda, Masaya Kisohara, Emi Yuda, Robert M. Carney, and James A. Blumenthal. “Survival Predictors of Heart Rate Variability After Myocardial Infarction With and Without Low Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction.” Front Neurosci 15 (2021): 610955. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2021.610955.

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33633535
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Chen, Li, Haidong Zhu, Shaoyong Su, Gregory Harshfield, Jennifer Sullivan, Clinton Webb, James A. Blumenthal, et al. “High-Mobility Group Box-1 Is Associated With Obesity, Inflammation, and Subclinical Cardiovascular Risk Among Young Adults: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.” Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 40, no. 11 (November 2020): 2776–84. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.120.314599.

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32814439
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