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

Sherwood, Andrew, James A. Blumenthal, Gary G. Koch, Benson M. Hoffman, Lana L. Watkins, Patrick J. Smith, Christopher M. O’Connor, et al. “Effects of Coping Skills Training on Quality of Life, Disease Biomarkers, and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Circ Heart Fail 10, no. 1 (January 2017). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.116.003410.

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28062537
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Hill, LaBarron K., Andrew Sherwood, James A. Blumenthal, and Alan L. Hinderliter. “Hemodynamics and Vascular Hypertrophy in African Americans and Caucasians With High Blood Pressure.” Am J Hypertens 29, no. 12 (December 1, 2016): 1380–85. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpw080.

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27481880
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Tyson, Crystal C., Patrick J. Smith, Andrew Sherwood, Stephanie Mabe, Alan L. Hinderliter, and James A. Blumenthal. “Influence of Kidney Function on Blood Pressure Response to Lifestyle Modifications: Secondary Analysis From the Exercise and Nutritional Interventions for Cardiovascular Health (ENCORE) Trial.” J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 18, no. 12 (December 2016): 1260–67. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.12853.

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27338954
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Lavie, Carl J., Arthur R. Menezes, Alban De Schutter, Richard V. Milani, and James A. Blumenthal. “Impact of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Training on Psychological Risk Factors and Subsequent Prognosis in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease.” Can J Cardiol 32, no. 10 Suppl 2 (October 2016): S365–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2016.07.508.

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27692117
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Huebner, J. L., L. R. Landerman, T. J. Somers, F. J. Keefe, F. Guilak, J. A. Blumenthal, D. S. Caldwell, and V. B. Kraus. “Exploratory secondary analyses of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for knee osteoarthritis demonstrate reduction in biomarkers of adipocyte inflammation.” Osteoarthritis Cartilage 24, no. 9 (September 2016): 1528–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2016.04.002.

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27090577
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Smith, P. J., and J. A. Blumenthal. “Response to "Does Sleep Play a Role in the Relationship Among Depression, Anxiety, and Mortality in Lung Transplanted Patients?".” Am J Transplant 16, no. 8 (August 2016): 2495. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.13836.

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27105775
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Paine, Nicola J., Alan L. Hinderliter, James A. Blumenthal, Kirkwood F. Adams, Carla A. Sueta, Patricia P. Chang, Christopher M. O’Connor, and Andrew Sherwood. “Reactive hyperemia is associated with adverse clinical outcomes in heart failure.” Am Heart J 178 (August 2016): 108–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2016.05.008.

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27502858
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Sherwood, Andrew, James A. Blumenthal, Patrick J. Smith, Lana L. Watkins, Benson M. Hoffman, and Alan L. Hinderliter. “Effects of Exercise and Sertraline on Measures of Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Patients With Major Depression: Results From the SMILE-II Randomized Clinical Trial.” Psychosom Med 78, no. 5 (June 2016): 602–9. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000301.

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26867076
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Blumenthal, James A., Bryan J. Feger, Patrick J. Smith, Lana L. Watkins, Wei Jiang, Jonathan Davidson, Benson M. Hoffman, et al. “Treatment of anxiety in patients with coronary heart disease: Rationale and design of the UNderstanding the benefits of exercise and escitalopram in anxious patients WIth coroNary heart Disease (UNWIND) randomized clinical trial.” Am Heart J 176 (June 2016): 53–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2016.03.003.

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27264220
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Blumenthal, James A., Andrew Sherwood, Patrick J. Smith, Lana Watkins, Stephanie Mabe, William E. Kraus, Krista Ingle, Paula Miller, and Alan Hinderliter. “Enhancing Cardiac Rehabilitation With Stress Management Training: A Randomized, Clinical Efficacy Trial.” Circulation 133, no. 14 (April 5, 2016): 1341–50. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.018926.

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27045127
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