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James Alan Blumenthal, PhD

J. P. Gibbons Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry I
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Division: 
Behavioral Medicine
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Office: 4567 Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3119 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

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

Selected Grants

Publications

Hayano, Junichiro, Norihiro Ueda, Masaya Kisohara, Emi Yuda, Eiichi Watanabe, Robert M. Carney, and James A. Blumenthal. “Risk stratification after acute myocardial infarction by amplitude-frequency mapping of cyclic variation of heart rate.” Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol, February 1, 2021, e12825. https://doi.org/10.1111/anec.12825.

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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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Choo, Candy Sc, Yong Chen, and Merrill McHoney. “Letter to the editor.” J Pediatr Surg, January 8, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.12.030.

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Chen, Li, Haidong Zhu, Shaoyong Su, Gregory Harshfield, Jennifer Sullivan, Clinton Webb, James A. Blumenthal, et al. “High-Mobility Group Box-1 Is Associated With Obesity, Inflammation, and Subclinical Cardiovascular Risk Among Young Adults: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.” Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 40, no. 11 (November 2020): 2776–84. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.120.314599.

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Hill, LaBarron K., Jade Q. Wu, Alan L. Hinderliter, James A. Blumenthal, and Andrew Sherwood. “Actigraphy-derived Sleep Efficiency is Associated with Endothelial Function in Men and Women with Untreated Hypertension.” Am J Hypertens, October 13, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpaa167.

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Contributors to the C4 article, Susan D. “C4 article: Implications of COVID-19 in transplantation.” Am J Transplant, October 11, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.16346.

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Blumenthal, James A., Patrick J. Smith, Stephanie Mabe, Alan Hinderliter, Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, P Murali Doraiswamy, et al. “Longer Term Effects of Diet and Exercise on Neurocognition: 1-Year Follow-up of the ENLIGHTEN Trial.” J Am Geriatr Soc 68, no. 3 (March 2020): 559–68. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16252.

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Blumenthal, James A., Patrick J. Smith, Andrew Sherwood, Stephanie Mabe, Laurie Snyder, Courtney Frankel, Daphne C. McKee, et al. “Remote Therapy to Improve Outcomes in Lung Transplant Recipients: Design of the INSPIRE-III Randomized Clinical Trial.” Transplant Direct 6, no. 3 (March 2020): e535. https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000000979.

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Smith, Patrick J., Stephanie M. Mabe, Andrew Sherwood, P Murali Doraiswamy, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, James R. Burke, William E. Kraus, et al. “Metabolic and Neurocognitive Changes Following Lifestyle Modification: Examination of Biomarkers from the ENLIGHTEN Randomized Clinical Trial.” J Alzheimers Dis 77, no. 4 (2020): 1793–1803. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-200374.

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Zhu, Yidan, Xin Yu, Yangfeng Wu, Chuan Shi, Aihua Zhang, Ronghuan Jiang, Shenshen Li, Guifang Guo, Runlin Gao, and James A. Blumenthal. “Association of Depression and Unhealthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Chinese Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes.” J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 39, no. 6 (November 2019): E1–5. https://doi.org/10.1097/HCR.0000000000000384.

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