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


Blumenthal, James A. “THE VALUE OF STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING IN EXERCISE-BASED CARDIAC REHABILITATION.” In International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25:S99–100. SPRINGER, 2018.


Smith, Patrick J., James A. Blumenthal, Alan L. Hinderliter, Lana L. Watkins, Benson M. Hoffman, and Andrew Sherwood. “Microvascular Endothelial Function and Neurocognition Among Adults With Major Depressive Disorder.” Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 26, no. 10 (October 2018): 1061–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2018.06.011.

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Zhu, Yidan, Xin Yu, Yangfeng Wu, Chuan Shi, Aihua Zhang, Ronghuan Jiang, Shenshen Li, Guifang Guo, Runlin Gao, and James A. Blumenthal. “GW29-e0593 Association of Depression and Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Chinese Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 72:C189–90. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.834.

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Hayano, J., Y. Yoshida, R. M. Carbey, J. A. Blumenthal, and E. Yuda. “Blunted Cardiac Response to Sleep Apnea a Marker of Depression after Acute Myocardial Infarction.” In 2018 Ieee International Conference on Consumer Electronics Taiwan, Icce Tw 2018, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCE-China.2018.8448812.

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Li, Shenshen, James A. Blumenthal, Chuan Shi, Danielle Millican, Xian Li, Xin Du, Anushka Patel, et al. “I-CARE randomized clinical trial integrating depression and acute coronary syndrome care in low-resource hospitals in China: Design and rationale.” Am Heart J 202 (August 2018): 109–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.05.004.

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Farquhar, Julia M., Gregory L. Stonerock, and James A. Blumenthal. “Treatment of Anxiety in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: A Systematic Review.” Psychosomatics 59, no. 4 (July 2018): 318–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psym.2018.03.008.

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Zhu, Yidan, James A. Blumenthal, Chuan Shi, Ronghuan Jiang, Anushka Patel, Aihua Zhang, Xin Yu, Runlin Gao, and Yangfeng Wu. “Sedentary Behavior and the Risk of Depression in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes.” Am J Cardiol 121, no. 12 (June 15, 2018): 1456–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.02.031.

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Smith, Patrick J., Laurie D. Snyder, Scott M. Palmer, Benson M. Hoffman, Gregory L. Stonerock, Krista K. Ingle, Caroline K. Saulino, and James A. Blumenthal. “Depression, social support, and clinical outcomes following lung transplantation: a single-center cohort study.” Transpl Int 31, no. 5 (May 2018): 495–502. https://doi.org/10.1111/tri.13094.

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