James Alan Blumenthal

J. P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry I

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Washington 1975

Overview

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.

Expertise

Psychosocial factors and coronary heart disease, exercise, neuropsychology, osteoarthritis

Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Snyder, LD, Mathew, JP, Durheim, MT, Hoffman, BM, Rivelli, SK, and Palmer, SM. "Depressive symptoms and early mortality following lung transplantation: A pilot study." Clinical transplantation 31.2 (February 2017). Full Text

Stonerock, GL, and Blumenthal, JA. "Role of Counseling to Promote Adherence in Healthy Lifestyle Medicine: Strategies to Improve Exercise Adherence and Enhance Physical Activity." Progress in cardiovascular diseases (September 14, 2016). (Review) Full Text

Huebner, JL, Landerman, LR, Somers, TJ, Keefe, FJ, Guilak, F, Blumenthal, JA, Caldwell, DS, and Kraus, VB. "Exploratory secondary analyses of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for knee osteoarthritis demonstrate reduction in biomarkers of adipocyte inflammation." Osteoarthritis and cartilage 24.9 (September 2016): 1528-1534. Full Text

Paine, NJ, Hinderliter, AL, Blumenthal, JA, Adams, KF, Sueta, CA, Chang, PP, O'Connor, CM, and Sherwood, A. "Reactive hyperemia is associated with adverse clinical outcomes in heart failure." American heart journal 178 (August 2016): 108-114. Full Text

Blumenthal, JA, Feger, BJ, Smith, PJ, Watkins, LL, Jiang, W, Davidson, J, Hoffman, BM, Ashworth, M, Mabe, SK, Babyak, MA, Kraus, WE, Hinderliter, A, and Sherwood, A. "Treatment of anxiety in patients with coronary heart disease: Rationale and design of the UNderstanding the benefits of exercise and escitalopram in anxious patients WIth coroNary heart Disease (UNWIND) randomized clinical trial." American heart journal 176 (June 2016): 53-62. Full Text

Blumenthal, JA, Sherwood, A, Smith, PJ, Watkins, L, Mabe, S, Kraus, WE, Ingle, K, Miller, P, and Hinderliter, A. "Enhancing Cardiac Rehabilitation With Stress Management Training: A Randomized, Clinical Efficacy Trial." Circulation 133.14 (April 2016): 1341-1350. Full Text

Blumenthal, JA, Smith, PJ, Durheim, M, Mabe, S, Emery, CF, Martinu, T, Diaz, PT, Babyak, M, Welty-Wolf, K, and Palmer, S. "Biobehavioral Prognostic Factors in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Results From the INSPIRE-II Trial." Psychosomatic medicine 78.2 (February 2016): 153-162. Full Text

Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Trulock, EP, Freedland, KE, Carney, RM, Davis, RD, Hoffman, BM, and Palmer, SM. "Psychosocial Predictors of Mortality Following Lung Transplantation." American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 16.1 (January 2016): 271-277. Full Text

Blumenthal, JA, Sherwood, A, Smith, PJ, Mabe, S, Watkins, L, Lin, P-H, Craighead, LW, Babyak, M, Tyson, C, Young, K, Ashworth, M, Kraus, W, Liao, L, and Hinderliter, A. "Lifestyle modification for resistant hypertension: The TRIUMPH randomized clinical trial." American heart journal 170.5 (November 2015): 986-994.e5. Full Text

Routledge, FS, Hinderliter, AL, McFetridge-Durdle, J, Blumenthal, JA, Paine, NJ, and Sherwood, A. "Endothelial function in postmenopausal women with nighttime systolic hypertension." Menopause (New York, N.Y.) 22.8 (August 2015): 857-863. Full Text

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Lett, HS, Sherwood, A, Watkins, L, and Blumenthal, JA. "Depression and prognosis in cardiac patients." Depression and Physical Illness. January 1, 2006. 87-108. Full Text

Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Hinderliter, AL, and Sherwood, A. "OBESITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH POORER NEUROCOGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AMONG ADULTS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE." April 2013.

Watkins, LL, Sherwood, A, Blumenthal, JA, Smith, PJ, Geordiades, A, and Jr, SMH. "NATURALISTIC STRESSORS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED 24-HOUR HRV IN ACUTE POST-MI PATIENTS." April 2013.

Bacon, SL, Sherwood, A, Hinderliter, A, Babyak, M, Waugh, R, Georgiades, A, Coleman, RE, and Blumenthal, JA. "The effects of exercise training on mental stress-induced ischemia." 2006.

Bacon, SL, Sherwood, A, Hinderliter, A, Babyak, M, and Blumenthal, JA. "The effects of behavioral interventions on stress-induced cardiovascular changes." 2006.

Mackensen, GB, Ti, LK, Phillips-Bute, BG, Mathew, JP, Newman, MF, Grocott, HP, and Neurologic Outcome Research Group (NORG), . "Cerebral embolization during cardiac surgery: impact of aortic atheroma burden." Br J Anaesth 91.5 (November 2003): 656-661.

Swaminathan, M, McCreath, BJ, Phillips-Bute, BG, Newman, MF, Mathew, JP, Smith, PK, Blumenthal, JA, Stafford-Smith, M, and Perioperative Outcomes Research Group, . "Serum creatinine patterns in coronary bypass surgery patients with and without postoperative cognitive dysfunction." Anesth Analg 95.1 (July 2002): 1-8.

Grigore, AM, Grocott, HP, Mathew, JP, Phillips-Bute, B, Stanley, TO, Butler, A, Landolfo, KP, Reves, JG, Blumenthal, JA, Newman, MF, and Neurologic Outcome Research Group of the Duke Heart Center, . "The rewarming rate and increased peak temperature alter neurocognitive outcome after cardiac surgery." Anesth Analg 94.1 (January 2002): 4-10.

Tardiff, BE, Newman, MF, Saunders, AM, Strittmatter, WJ, Blumenthal, JA, White, WD, Croughwell, ND, Jr, RDD, Roses, AD, and Reves, JG. "Preliminary report of a genetic basis for cognitive decline after cardiac operations." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 64.3 (1997): 715-720. Full Text

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity and Health: NC Consortium Clinical Site awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2022

Cognitive Effects of Body Temperature During Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2021

Exercise and Pharmacotherapy for Anxiety in Cardiac Patients awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Neurocognition, Lifestyle Modification, and Treatment Resistant Hypertension awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Facility and Web-based Approaches to Lifestyle Change in Resistant Hypertension awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Depression and Heart Failure Disease Progression awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Lifestyle, CVD Risk and Cognitive Impairment awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2017

Stress Management and Biomarkers of Risk in Cardiac Rehabilitation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2016

Lidocaine for Neuroprotection During Cardiac Surgery awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2009 to 2016

Behavior And Physiology In Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1999 to 2015

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