Beverly H. Brummett, PhD


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Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / Behavioral Medicine
4th Floor Duke So.
Room 4072
Durham, NC 27705
  • PhD, University of Kansas, 1996
Research Interests:

In the early part of my career, my work generally focused on examining psychosocial determinants or correlates (e.g., emotion, personality, and socioeconomic status) of cardiovascular disease.  However, in the past several years, my work has also expanded to include examining how stressful emotional responses, combined with proposed genetic markers, influence metabolic functioning, cognitive decline, functional capacity and quality of live in the elderly, depressive symptomology, and major depressive disorder.  I also have an interest in statistical methodology. 

Representative Publications:
  • Brummett, BH; Babyak, MA; Mark, DC; Williams, RB; Siegler, IC; Clapp-Channing, N; Barefoot, JC. Predictors of smoking cessation in patients with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. 2002;22:143-147.  Abstract
  • Brummett, BH; Barefoot, JC; Siegler, IC; Clapp-Channing, NE; Lytle, BL; Bosworth, HB; Williams, RB; Mark, DB. Characteristics of socially isolated patients with coronary artery disease who are at elevated risk for mortality. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2001;63:267-272.  Abstract
  • Vitaliano, PP; Scanlan, JM; Zhang, J; Savage, MV; Brummett, B; Barefoot, J; Siegler, IC. Are the salutogenic effects of social supports modified by income? A test of an "added value hypothesis". Health Psychology. 2001;20:155-165.  Abstract
  • Barefoot, JC; Brummett, BH; Clapp-Channing, NE; Siegler, IC; Vitaliano, PP; Williams, RB; Mark, DB. Moderators of the effect of social support on depressive symptoms in cardiac patients. The American Journal of Cardiology. 2000;86:438-442.  Abstract
  • Barefoot, JC; Brummett, BH; Helms, MJ; Mark, DB; Siegler, IC; Williams, RB. Depressive symptoms and survival of patients with coronary artery disease. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2000;62:790-795.  Abstract
  • Bosworth, HB; Siegler, IC; Olsen, MK; Brummett, BH; Barefoot, JC; Williams, RB; Clapp-Channing, NE; Mark, DB. Social support and quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease. Quality of Life Research. 2000;9:829-839.  Abstract
  • Brummett, BH; Barefoot, JC; Feaganes, JR; Yen, S; Bosworth, HB; Williams, RB; Siegler, IC. Hostility in marital dyads: associations with depressive symptoms. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2000;23:95-105.  Abstract
  • Brummett, BH; Barefoot, JC; Siegler, IC; Steffens, DC. Relation of subjective and received social support to clinical and self-report assessments of depressive symptoms in an elderly population. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2000;61:41-50.  Abstract
  • Brummett, BH; Maynard, KE; Haney, TL; Siegler, IC; Barefoot, JC. Reliability of interview-assessed hostility ratings across mode of assessment and time. Journal of Personality Assessment. 2000;75:225-236.  Abstract
  • Siegler, IC; Brummett, BH. Associations among NEO personality assessments and well-being at midlife: facet-level analyses. Psychology and Aging. 2000;15:710-714.  Abstract
  • Bosworth, HB; Siegler, IC; Brummett, BH; Barefoot, JC; Williams, RB; Clapp-Channing, NE; Mark, DB. The association between self-rated health and mortality in a well-characterized sample of coronary artery disease patients. Medical Care. 1999;37:1226-1236.  Abstract
  • Bosworth, HB; Siegler, IC; Brummett, BH; Barefoot, JC; Williams, RB; Vitaliano, PP; Clapp-Channing, N; Lytle, BL; Mark, DB. The relationship between self-rated health and health status among coronary artery patients. Journal of Aging and Health. 1999;11:565-584.  Abstract
  • Barefoot, JC; Maynard, KE; Beckham, JC; Brummett, BH; Hooker, K; Siegler, IC. Trust, health, and longevity. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 1998;21:517-526.  Abstract
  • Brummett, BH; Babyak, MA; Barefoot, JC; Bosworth, HB; Clapp-Channing, NE; Siegler, IC; Williams, RB; Mark, DB. Social support and hostility as predictors of depressive symptoms in cardiac patients one month after hospitalization: a prospective study. Psychosomatic Medicine. 1998;60:707-713.  Abstract
  • Brummett, BH; Maynard, KE; Babyak, MA; Haney, TL; Siegler, IC; Helms, MJ; Barefoot, JC. Measures of hostility as predictors of facial affect during social interaction: evidence for construct validity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 1998;20:168-173.  Abstract