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Benson Mark Hoffman, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
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Office: 4569 Crii, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3119 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

I have a longstanding interest in the effects of cardiopulmonary disease on health-related quality of life, including depression, cognition, and sexual function. I also study the effects of coping, aerobic exercise, and lung transplantation on quality of life.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., State University of New York, Potsdam, 2004

Publications

Blumenthal, James A., Patrick J. Smith, Wei Jiang, Alan Hinderliter, Lana L. Watkins, Benson M. Hoffman, William E. Kraus, Lawrence Liao, Jonathan Davidson, and Andrew Sherwood. “Effect of Exercise, Escitalopram, or Placebo on Anxiety in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: The Understanding the Benefits of Exercise and Escitalopram in Anxious Patients With Coronary Heart Disease (UNWIND) Randomized Clinical Trial.” Jama Psychiatry, August 18, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2236.

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Malian, Hannah M., Patrick J. Smith, Benson Hoffman, Wei Jiang, Katharine Ammerman, William E. Kraus, Alan Hinderliter, Andrew Sherwood, and James A. Blumenthal. “Effects of Acute Exercise on Anxiety Ratings in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease and Elevated Anxiety.” J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 41, no. 4 (July 1, 2021): 277–81. https://doi.org/10.1097/HCR.0000000000000579.

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Blumenthal, James A., Michael A. Babyak, Wade Edward Craighead, Jonathan Davidson, Alan Hinderliter, Benson Hoffman, Pudugramam Murali Doraiswamy, and Andrew Sherwood. “The role of comorbid anxiety in exercise and depression trials: Secondary analysis of the SMILE-II randomized clinical trial.” Depress Anxiety 38, no. 2 (February 2021): 124–33. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.23088.

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Blumenthal, James A., Yidan Zhu, Gary G. Koch, Patrick J. Smith, Lana L. Watkins, Alan L. Hinderliter, Benson M. Hoffman, et al. “The modifying effects of social support on psychological outcomes in patients with heart failure.” Health Psychol 38, no. 6 (June 2019): 502–8. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000716.

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Hoffman, B. M., C. K. Saulino, and P. J. Smith. “Psychosocial aspects of kidney transplantation and living kidney donation.” In Kidney Transplantation - Principles and Practice, 709–23, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-53186-3.00040-1.

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Smith, Patrick J., James A. Blumenthal, Alan L. Hinderliter, Lana L. Watkins, Benson M. Hoffman, and Andrew Sherwood. “Microvascular Endothelial Function and Neurocognition Among Adults With Major Depressive Disorder.” Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 26, no. 10 (October 2018): 1061–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2018.06.011.

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Smith, Patrick J., Laurie D. Snyder, Scott M. Palmer, Benson M. Hoffman, Gregory L. Stonerock, Krista K. Ingle, Caroline K. Saulino, and James A. Blumenthal. “Depression, social support, and clinical outcomes following lung transplantation: a single-center cohort study.” Transpl Int 31, no. 5 (May 2018): 495–502. https://doi.org/10.1111/tri.13094.

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Smith, Patrick J., Gregory L. Stonerock, Krista K. Ingle, Caroline K. Saulino, Benson Hoffman, Brian Wasserman, James A. Blumenthal, et al. “Neurological Sequelae and Clinical Outcomes After Lung Transplantation.” Transplant Direct 4, no. 4 (April 2018): e353. https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000000766.

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Gerity, Sandra L., Susan G. Silva, John M. Reynolds, Benson Hoffman, and Marilyn H. Oermann. “Multimedia Education Reduces Anxiety in Lung Transplant Patients.” Prog Transplant 28, no. 1 (March 2018): 83–86. https://doi.org/10.1177/1526924817746910.

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Smith, P. J., J. A. Blumenthal, B. M. Hoffman, R. D. Davis, and S. M. Palmer. “Postoperative cognitive dysfunction and mortality following lung transplantation.” Am J Transplant 18, no. 3 (March 2018): 696–703. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.14570.

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