James Alan Blumenthal

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

Blumenthal, JA, Sherwood, A, Smith, PJ, and Hinderliter, A. "The Role of Salt Reduction in the Management of Hypertension (Accepted)." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71.14 (April 10, 2018): 1597-1598. (Letter) Full Text

Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Hoffman, BM, Davis, RD, and Palmer, SM. "Postoperative cognitive dysfunction and mortality following lung transplantation." American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 18.3 (March 2018): 696-703. Full Text

Sherwood, A, Hill, LK, Blumenthal, JA, and Hinderliter, AL. "Circadian hemodynamics in men and women with high blood pressure: dipper vs. nondipper and racial differences." Journal of hypertension 36.2 (February 2018): 250-258. Full Text

Hill, LK, Sherwood, A, McNeilly, M, Anderson, NB, Blumenthal, JA, and Hinderliter, AL. "Impact of Racial Discrimination and Hostility on Adrenergic Receptor Responsiveness in African American Adults." Psychosomatic medicine 80.2 (February 2018): 208-215. Full Text

Smith, PJ, Sherwood, A, and Blumenthal, JA. "Effects of aerobic exercise on white matter hyperintensities: An exploratory analysis." General hospital psychiatry (January 31, 2018). (Letter) Full Text

Farquhar, JM, Smith, PJ, Snyder, L, Gray, AL, Reynolds, JM, and Blumenthal, JA. "Patterns and predictors of pain following lung transplantation." General hospital psychiatry 50 (January 2018): 125-130. Full Text

Nieuwsma, JA, Williams, JW, Namdari, N, Washam, JB, Raitz, G, Blumenthal, JA, Jiang, W, Yapa, R, McBroom, AJ, Lallinger, K, Schmidt, R, Kosinski, AS, and Sanders, GD. "Diagnostic Accuracy of Screening Tests and Treatment for Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome Depression: A Systematic Review." Annals of internal medicine 167.10 (November 14, 2017): 725-735. (Review) Full Text

Smith, PJ, Snyder, LD, Palmer, SM, Hoffman, BM, Stonerock, GL, Ingle, KK, Saulino, CK, and Blumenthal, JA. "Depression, social support, and clinical outcomes following lung transplantation: a single-center cohort study." Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (November 12, 2017). Full Text

Smith, PJ, Sherwood, A, Mabe, S, Watkins, L, Hinderliter, A, and Blumenthal, JA. "Physical activity and psychosocial function following cardiac rehabilitation: One-year follow-up of the ENHANCED study." General hospital psychiatry 49 (November 2017): 32-36. Full Text

Tyson, CC, Smith, PJ, Sherwood, A, Mabe, S, Hinderliter, AL, and Blumenthal, JA. "Association between normal or mildly reduced kidney function, cardiovascular risk and biomarkers for atherosclerosis: results from the ENCORE trial." Clinical kidney journal 10.5 (October 2017): 666-671. Full Text

Pages

Sood, A, Alvarenga, ME, and Blumenthal, JA. "Treatment of anxiety within the practice of cardiology." Handbook of Psychocardiology. January 1, 2016. 935-955. Full Text

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

Hill, LK, Sherwood, A, Blumenthal, JA, and Hinderliter, AL. "SYNERGISTIC IMPACT OF PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION AND HOSTILITY ON ADRENERGIC RESPONSIVITY." May 2017.

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.

Blumenthal, JA, Babyak, MA, O'Connor, C, Keteyian, S, Landzberg, J, Howlett, J, Kraus, W, Gottlieb, S, Blackburn, G, Swank, A, and Whellan, D. "DEPRESSION AND EXERCISE TRAINING IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE." March 2013.

Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Freedland, K, Carney, R, Schwartz, TA, Hoffman, BM, Koch, G, O'Hayer, VF, Trulock, E, Davis, RD, and Palmer, S. "NEUROBEHAVIORAL FUNCTIONING AND SURVIVAL FOLLOWING LUNG TRANSPLANTATION." March 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

Selected Grants

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 2018

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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