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

Belsky, Daniel W., Avshalom Caspi, Salomon Israel, James A. Blumenthal, Richie Poulton, and Terrie E. Moffitt. “Cardiorespiratory fitness and cognitive function in midlife: neuroprotection or neuroselection?” Ann Neurol 77, no. 4 (April 2015): 607–17. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.24356.

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25601795
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Durheim, Michael T., Patrick J. Smith, Michael A. Babyak, Stephanie K. Mabe, Tereza Martinu, Karen E. Welty-Wolf, Charles F. Emery, Scott M. Palmer, and James A. Blumenthal. “Six-minute-walk distance and accelerometry predict outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease independent of Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease 2011 Group.” Ann Am Thorac Soc 12, no. 3 (March 2015): 349–56. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201408-365OC.

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25568929
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Fan, L. -. B., J. A. Blumenthal, L. L. Watkins, and A. Sherwood. “Work and home stress: associations with anxiety and depression symptoms.” Occup Med (Lond) 65, no. 2 (March 2015): 110–16. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqu181.

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25589707
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Smith, P. J., S. K. Rivelli, A. M. Waters, A. Hoyle, M. T. Durheim, J. M. Reynolds, M. Flowers, et al. “Delirium affects length of hospital stay after lung transplantation.” J Crit Care 30, no. 1 (February 2015): 126–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.09.010.

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25307975
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Paine, Nicola J., Lana L. Watkins, James A. Blumenthal, Cynthia M. Kuhn, and Andrew Sherwood. “Association of depressive and anxiety symptoms with 24-hour urinary catecholamines in individuals with untreated high blood pressure.” Psychosom Med 77, no. 2 (February 2015): 136–44. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000144.

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25647750
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Smith, Patrick J., Sara Rivelli, Alexa Waters, John Reynolds, Amelia Hoyle, Miranda Flowers, R. D. Davis, et al. “Neurocognitive changes after lung transplantation.” Ann Am Thorac Soc 11, no. 10 (December 2014): 1520–27. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201406-232OC.

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25375275
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Choi, Karmel Wong, Tamara J. Somers, Michael A. Babyak, Kathleen J. Sikkema, James A. Blumenthal, and Francis J. Keefe. “The relationship between pain and eating among overweight and obese individuals with osteoarthritis: an ecological momentary study.” Pain Res Manag 19, no. 6 (November 2014): e159–63. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/598382.

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24911176
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Blumenthal, James A., Charles F. Emery, Patrick J. Smith, Francis J. Keefe, Karen Welty-Wolf, Stephanie Mabe, Tereza Martinu, et al. “The effects of a telehealth coping skills intervention on outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: primary results from the INSPIRE-II study.” Psychosom Med 76, no. 8 (October 2014): 581–92. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000101.

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25251888
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Somers, Tamara J., Anava A. Wren, James A. Blumenthal, David Caldwell, Kim M. Huffman, and Francis J. Keefe. “Pain, physical functioning, and overeating in obese rheumatoid arthritis patients: do thoughts about pain and eating matter?” J Clin Rheumatol 20, no. 5 (August 2014): 244–50. https://doi.org/10.1097/RHU.0000000000000124.

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25036564
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