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

Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Hinderliter, AL, Watkins, LL, Hoffman, BM, and Sherwood, A. "Microvascular Endothelial Function and Neurocognition Among Adults With Major Depressive Disorder." The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry : Official Journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 26.10 (October 2018): 1061-1069. Full Text

Sherwood, A, Hill, LK, Blumenthal, JA, and Hinderliter, AL. "The Effects of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring on Sleep Quality in Men and Women with Hypertension: Dipper versus Non-Dipper and Race Differences." American Journal of Hypertension (September 11, 2018). Full Text

Li, S, Blumenthal, JA, Shi, C, Millican, D, Li, X, Du, X, Patel, A, Gao, P, Delong, E, Maulik, PK, Gao, R, Yu, X, and Wu, Y. "I-CARE randomized clinical trial integrating depression and acute coronary syndrome care in low-resource hospitals in China: Design and rationale." American Heart Journal 202 (August 2018): 109-115. Full Text

Farquhar, JM, Stonerock, GL, and Blumenthal, JA. "Treatment of Anxiety in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: A Systematic Review." Psychosomatics 59.4 (July 2018): 318-332. (Review) Full Text

Smith, PJ, Sherwood, A, and Blumenthal, JA. "Effects of aerobic exercise on white matter hyperintensities: An exploratory analysis." General Hospital Psychiatry 53 (July 2018): 84-85. (Letter) Full Text

Zhu, Y, Blumenthal, JA, Shi, C, Jiang, R, Patel, A, Zhang, A, Yu, X, Gao, R, and Wu, Y. "Sedentary Behavior and the Risk of Depression in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes." The American Journal of Cardiology 121.12 (June 2018): 1456-1460. Full Text

Farquhar, JM, Stonerock, GL, and Blumenthal, JA. "When Something is Better Than Nothing: Response to Tully and Cosh." Psychosomatics (May 16, 2018). (Letter) 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 31.5 (May 2018): 495-502. Full Text

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

Smith, PJ, Stonerock, GL, Ingle, KK, Saulino, CK, Hoffman, B, Wasserman, B, Blumenthal, JA, Palmer, SM, Klapper, JA, Hartwig, MG, Esposito, VR, and Snyder, LD. "Neurological Sequelae and Clinical Outcomes After Lung Transplantation." Transplantation Direct 4.4 (April 2018): e353-null. Full Text Open Access Copy

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

Hayano, J, Yoshida, Y, Carbey, RM, Blumenthal, JA, and Yuda, E. "Blunted Cardiac Response to Sleep Apnea a Marker of Depression after Acute Myocardial Infarction." August 27, 2018. Full Text

Chu, MC, Smith, PJ, Stonerock, GL, and Blumenthal, JA. "DEPRESSION AND MEDICATION NONADHERENCE FOLLOWING LUNG TRANSPLANTATION.": OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, April 1, 2018.

Smith, PJ, Blumenthal, JA, Hinderliter, A, and Sherwood, A. "MICROVASCULAR FUNCTION AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH MAJOR DEPRESSION." 76th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American-Psychosomatic-Society - Optimizing Health and Resilience in a Changing World - Celebrating 75 Years of the American Psychosomatic Society. March 7, 2018 - March 10, 2018. Louisville, KY.: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, April 1, 2018.

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.

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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." Bja: British Journal of Anaesthesia 91.5 (November 2003): 656-661. Full Text

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." Anesthesia and Analgesia 94.1 (January 2002): 4-10. Full Text

Tardiff, BE, Newman, MF, Saunders, AM, Strittmatter, WJ, Blumenthal, JA, White, WD, Croughwell, ND, Davis, RD, Roses, AD, and Reves, JG. "Preliminary report of a genetic basis for cognitive decline after cardiac operations. The Neurologic Outcome Research Group of the Duke Heart Center." The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 64.3 (September 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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