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Michael Alan Babyak, PhD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Behavioral Medicine
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Office: Room 4072 South Hospital, DUMC Box 2969, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 2969 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Since coming to Duke as an intern in 1994 I have collaborated as a biostatistician and co-investigator at Duke on numerous observational and experimental studies involving behavior, psychosocial factors, health, and disease. The substantive topics have ranged across questions concerning exercise and depression, hypertension, weight loss, the genetics of stress and heart disease, sickle cell disease, to name a few. I am particularly interested in the issue of improving reproducibility and transparency in data analysis.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1995

Publications

Jiang, Rong, Michael A. Babyak, Beverly H. Brummett, Ilene C. Siegler, Cynthia M. Kuhn, and Redford B. Williams. “Corrigendum to "Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism interacts with gender to influence cortisol responses to mental stress" [Psychoneuroendocrinology 79 (2017) (May) 13-19].” Psychoneuroendocrinology 121 (November 2020): 104861. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104861.

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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, August 12, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.23088.

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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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Brummett, Beverly H., Michael A. Babyak, Rong Jiang, Kim M. Huffman, William E. Kraus, Abanish Singh, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Ilene C. Siegler, and Redford B. Williams. “Systolic Blood Pressure and Socioeconomic Status in a large multi-study population.” Ssm Popul Health 9 (December 2019): 100498. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100498.

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Klinger, Rebecca Y., Mary Cooter, Tiffany Bisanar, Niccolò Terrando, Miles Berger, Mihai V. Podgoreanu, Mark Stafford-Smith, Mark F. Newman, Joseph P. Mathew, and Joseph P. Neurologic Outcomes Research Group of the Duke Heart Center. “Intravenous Lidocaine Does Not Improve Neurologic Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Anesthesiology 130, no. 6 (June 2019): 958–70. https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000002668.

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Smith, Patrick J., Stephanie Mabe, Andrew Sherwood, Michael A. Babyak, P Murali Doraiswamy, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, William Kraus, James Burke, Alan Hinderliter, and James A. Blumenthal. “Association Between Insulin Resistance, Plasma Leptin, and Neurocognition in Vascular Cognitive Impairment.” J Alzheimers Dis 71, no. 3 (2019): 921–29. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-190569.

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Moskovich, Ashley A., Natalia O. Dmitrieva, Michael A. Babyak, Patrick J. Smith, Lisa K. Honeycutt, Jan Mooney, and Rhonda M. Merwin. “Real-time predictors and consequences of binge eating among adults with type 1 diabetes.” J Eat Disord 7 (2019): 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-019-0237-3.

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Singh, Abanish, Michael A. Babyak, Beverly H. Brummett, William E. Kraus, Ilene C. Siegler, Elizabeth R. Hauser, and Redford B. Williams. “Harmonizing psychosocial stress and CVD-risk variables for developing robust estimates of GxE analyses.” In Genetic Epidemiology, 42:731–731. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Jiang, Wei, David J. Whellan, Kirkwood F. Adams, Michael A. Babyak, Stephen H. Boyle, Jennifer L. Wilson, Chetan B. Patel, Joseph G. Rogers, William S. Harris, and Christopher M. O’Connor. “Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements in Depressed Heart Failure Patients: Results of the OCEAN Trial.” Jacc Heart Fail 6, no. 10 (October 2018): 833–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2018.03.011.

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Jiang, Rong, Lydia Kwee, Svati H. Shah, Abanish Singh, Michael A. Babyak, Beverly H. Brummett, Ilene C. Siegler, Redford B. Williams, and Elizabeth R. Hauser. “Understanding of DNA methylation in the biological basis of stress related cardiovascular disease.” In Genetic Epidemiology, 42:708–708. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

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