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

Smith, Patrick J., James A. Blumenthal, Benson M. Hoffman, Sarah K. Rivelli, Scott M. Palmer, Robert D. Davis, and Joseph P. Mathew. “Reduced Cerebral Perfusion Pressure during Lung Transplant Surgery Is Associated with Risk, Duration, and Severity of Postoperative Delirium.” Ann Am Thorac Soc 13, no. 2 (February 2016): 180–87. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201507-454OC.

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26731642
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Blumenthal, James A., Patrick J. Smith, Michael Durheim, Stephanie Mabe, Charles F. Emery, Tereza Martinu, Philip T. Diaz, Michael Babyak, Karen Welty-Wolf, and Scott Palmer. “Biobehavioral Prognostic Factors in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Results From the INSPIRE-II Trial.” Psychosom Med 78, no. 2 (February 2016): 153–62. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000260.

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26780299
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Smith, P. J., J. A. Blumenthal, E. P. Trulock, K. E. Freedland, R. M. Carney, R. D. Davis, B. M. Hoffman, and S. M. Palmer. “Psychosocial Predictors of Mortality Following Lung Transplantation.” Am J Transplant 16, no. 1 (January 2016): 271–77. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.13447.

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26366639
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Blumenthal, James A., Andrew Sherwood, Patrick J. Smith, Stephanie Mabe, Lana Watkins, Pao-Hwa Lin, Linda W. Craighead, et al. “Lifestyle modification for resistant hypertension: The TRIUMPH randomized clinical trial.” Am Heart J 170, no. 5 (November 2015): 986-994.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2015.08.006.

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26542509
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Routledge, Faye S., Alan L. Hinderliter, Judith McFetridge-Durdle, James A. Blumenthal, Nicola J. Paine, and Andrew Sherwood. “Endothelial function in postmenopausal women with nighttime systolic hypertension.” Menopause 22, no. 8 (August 2015): 857–63. https://doi.org/10.1097/GME.0000000000000405.

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25563797
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Stonerock, Gregory L., Benson M. Hoffman, Patrick J. Smith, and James A. Blumenthal. “Exercise as Treatment for Anxiety: Systematic Review and Analysis.” Ann Behav Med 49, no. 4 (August 2015): 542–56. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-014-9685-9.

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25697132
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Hoffman, Benson M., Gregory L. Stonerock, Patrick J. Smith, C Virginia F. O’Hayer, Scott Palmer, Robert D. Davis, Keiko Kurita, Robert M. Carney, Kenneth Freeland, and James A. Blumenthal. “Development and psychometric properties of the Pulmonary-specific Quality-of-Life Scale in lung transplant patients.” J Heart Lung Transplant 34, no. 8 (August 2015): 1058–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2015.03.005.

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25980570
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Mentz, Robert J., Michael A. Babyak, Vera Bittner, Jerome L. Fleg, Steven J. Keteyian, Ann M. Swank, Ileana L. Piña, et al. “Prognostic significance of depression in blacks with heart failure: insights from Heart Failure: a Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise Training.” Circ Heart Fail 8, no. 3 (May 2015): 497–503. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.114.001995.

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25901047
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