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

Tyson, Crystal C., Patrick J. Smith, Andrew Sherwood, Stephanie Mabe, Alan L. Hinderliter, and James A. Blumenthal. “Association between normal or mildly reduced kidney function, cardiovascular risk and biomarkers for atherosclerosis: results from the ENCORE trial.” Clin Kidney J 10, no. 5 (October 2017): 666–71. https://doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sfx025.

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28979778
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Sherwood, Andrew, LaBarron K. Hill, James A. Blumenthal, Kirkwood F. Adams, Nicola J. Paine, Gary G. Koch, Christopher M. O’Connor, Kristy S. Johnson, and Alan L. Hinderliter. “Blood pressure reactivity to psychological stress is associated with clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure.” Am Heart J 191 (September 2017): 82–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2017.07.003.

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28888274
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Hayano, Junichiro, Fumihiko Yasuma, Eiichi Watanabe, Robert M. Carney, Phyllis K. Stein, James A. Blumenthal, Petros Arsenos, et al. “Blunted cyclic variation of heart rate predicts mortality risk in post-myocardial infarction, end-stage renal disease, and chronic heart failure patients.” Europace 19, no. 8 (August 1, 2017): 1392–1400. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euw222.

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27789562
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Tussing-Humphreys, Lisa, Melissa Lamar, James A. Blumenthal, Michael Babyak, Giamila Fantuzzi, Lara Blumstein, Linda Schiffer, and Marian L. Fitzgibbon. “Building research in diet and cognition: The BRIDGE randomized controlled trial.” Contemp Clin Trials 59 (August 2017): 87–97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2017.06.003.

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28600159
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Hill, LaBarron K., Lana L. Watkins, Alan L. Hinderliter, James A. Blumenthal, and Andrew Sherwood. “Racial differences in the association between heart rate variability and left ventricular mass.” Exp Physiol 102, no. 7 (July 1, 2017): 764–72. https://doi.org/10.1113/EP086228.

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28436207
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Hill, LaBarron K., Andrew Sherwood, James A. Blumenthal, and Alan L. Hinderliter. “SYNERGISTIC IMPACT OF PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION AND HOSTILITY ON ADRENERGIC RESPONSIVITY.” In Psychosomatic Medicine, 79:A85–A85. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Sherwood, Andrew, LaBarron K. Hill, James A. Blumenthal, Kristy S. Johnson, and Alan L. Hinderliter. “Race and sex differences in cardiovascular α-adrenergic and β-adrenergic receptor responsiveness in men and women with high blood pressure.” J Hypertens 35, no. 5 (May 2017): 975–81. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001266.

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28306633
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Stonerock, Gregory L., and James A. Blumenthal. “Role of Counseling to Promote Adherence in Healthy Lifestyle Medicine: Strategies to Improve Exercise Adherence and Enhance Physical Activity.” Prog Cardiovasc Dis 59, no. 5 (March 2017): 455–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2016.09.003.

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27640186
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Smith, Patrick J., James A. Blumenthal, Laurie D. Snyder, Joseph P. Mathew, Michael T. Durheim, Benson M. Hoffman, Sarah K. Rivelli, and Scott M. Palmer. “Depressive symptoms and early mortality following lung transplantation: A pilot study.” Clin Transplant 31, no. 2 (February 2017). https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.12874.

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27859626
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Sherwood, Andrew, Patrick J. Smith, Alan L. Hinderliter, Anastasia Georgiades, and James A. Blumenthal. “Effects of exercise and stress management training on nighttime blood pressure dipping in patients with coronary heart disease: A randomized, controlled trial.” Am Heart J 183 (January 2017): 85–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2016.10.011.

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27979046
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