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

Carney, Robert M., Brian Steinmeyer, Kenneth E. Freedland, Phyllis K. Stein, Junichiro Hayano, James A. Blumenthal, and Allan S. Jaffe. “Nocturnal patterns of heart rate and the risk of mortality after acute myocardial infarction.” Am Heart J 168, no. 1 (July 2014): 117–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2014.04.012.

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24952868
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Hinderliter, Alan L., Andrew Sherwood, Linda W. Craighead, Pwa-Hwa Lin, Lana Watkins, Michael A. Babyak, and James A. Blumenthal. “The long-term effects of lifestyle change on blood pressure: One-year follow-up of the ENCORE study.” Am J Hypertens 27, no. 5 (May 2014): 734–41. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpt183.

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24084586
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Smith, Patrick J., James A. Blumenthal, Sarah Rivelli, Amelia Hoyle, Alexa Waters, Miranda Flowers, and Duane Davis. “NEUROPSYCHIATRIC OUTCOMES FOLLOWING LUNG TRANSPLANTATION.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine 47 (April 1, 2014): S289–S289.

Scholars@Duke

Blumenthal, James A., Charles Emery, Patrick Smith, Francis Keefe, Karen Welty-Wolf, Stephanie Mabe, Tereza Martinu, et al. “THE USE OF A TELEHEALTH INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE COPING WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine 47 (April 1, 2014): S234–S234.

Scholars@Duke

Lichtman, Judith H., Erika S. Froelicher, James A. Blumenthal, Robert M. Carney, Lynn V. Doering, Nancy Frasure-Smith, Kenneth E. Freedland, et al. “Depression as a risk factor for poor prognosis among patients with acute coronary syndrome: systematic review and recommendations: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.” Circulation 129, no. 12 (March 25, 2014): 1350–69. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000019.

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24566200
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Smith, Patrick J., James A. Blumenthal, Robert M. Carney, Kenneth E. Freedland, C Virginia F. O’Hayer, Elbert P. Trulock, Tereza Martinu, et al. “Neurobehavioral functioning and survival following lung transplantation.” Chest 145, no. 3 (March 1, 2014): 604–11. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.12-2127.

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24233282
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Combs, Kory, Patrick J. Smith, Andrew Sherwood, Benson Hoffman, Robert M. Carney, Kenneth Freedland, W Edward Craighead, and James A. Blumenthal. “Impact of sleep complaints and depression outcomes among participants in the standard medical intervention and long-term exercise study of exercise and pharmacotherapy for depression.” J Nerv Ment Dis 202, no. 2 (February 2014): 167–71. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000085.

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24469530
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