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James A. Blumenthal

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Box 3119 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

DiplomateAmerican Board of Professional Psychology2001
Post-doctoral FellowDuke University Medical Center1979
Ph.D.University of Washington1975
Pre-doctoral FellowDuke University Medical Center1974
Pre-doctoral InternDuke University Medical Center1973
B.S.University of Pittsburgh1969
Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Professor of Psychology, Social and Health Sciences, 1993-present
Consultant, Student Counseling Service, 1973
Duke University Medical Center
Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1993-present
Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1986-1993
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, 1986-present
Associate, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, 1982-1986
Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1980-1986
Director, DUPAC Behavior Medicine Program, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, 1979-1997
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1979-1980
Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Psychology, 1973-1974
Intern, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Psychology, 1972-1973
Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Senior Fellow, 1980 - present
Post-doctoral Fellow, 1977 - 1979
Memorial Hospital of Alamance County
Psychologist, 1975-1977
Durham County Mental Health Center
Staff Psychologist, 1974-1975
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Instructor, 1974-1975
Randolph County Community Mental Health Center
Consultant, 1973-1974
University of Washington
Teaching Assistant, 1972
Intern, Counseling Center, 1971-1972
Intern, Center for Psychological Services, 1970-1972
Veterans Administration Hospital at American Lake Washington
Trainee, 1971
Seattle Head Start Program
Consultant, 1969-1970
Seattle Crisis Clinic
Consultant, 1969-1970
Visiting Positions
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Airforce Base, December 2002
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Distinguished Scientist Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award, AACVPR, 2002
Honorary Doctorate (Medicine), Uppsala University, Sweden, 2001
President, APA Division 38 (Health), 2001-2002
President, American Psychosomatic Society, 1995-1996
Fellow, American Psychological Association (Clinical Psychology), 1994
Fellow, American Psychological Association (Aging), 1992
Fellow, American Psychological Association (Health), 1988
Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, 1987
Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 1986
Founding Fellow, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 1986
Licensure: Biofeedback Society of America, 1982
Licensure: Biofeedback Society of North Carolina, 1981
NIH New Investigator Award, 1980
Dodson Award for Excellence in Research in Adult Development and Aging, Duke University Medical Center, 1978
Licensure: Practicing Psychologist, North Carolina, 1977
Veterans Administration Traineeship, 1970-1971
USPH Traineeship, 1969-1970
Recent Grant Support

  • Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity and Health: NC Consortium Clinical Site, National Institutes of Health, 2016/12-2022/11.      
  • Cognitive Effects of Body Temperature During Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest, National Institutes of Health, 2016/07-2021/04.      
  • Exercise and Pharmacotherapy for Anxiety in Cardiac Patients, National Institutes of Health, 2015/08-2020/07.      
  • Depression and Heart Failure Disease Progression, National Institutes of Health, 2014/07-2019/06.      
  • Lidocaine for Neuroprotection During Cardiac Surgery, National Institutes of Health, 2009/08-2016/05.      
  • Ancillary Investigation of Mental Stress Biomarkers in Coronary Heart Disease, National Institutes of Health, 2010/03-2015/02.      
  • Coping Skills Training in Heart Failure: Outcomes and Mechanisms, National Institutes of Health, 2009/03-2015/02.      
Professional Service

Univ Committee
Operations Committee, Duke Heart Center, Representative for the Department of Psychiatry, 1988-1995  
Adulthood Steering Committee, 1981-1987  
Aging Center Training Committee, 1981-1987  
Medical Student Training Committee, 1981-1985  
Medical Center 3rd Year Curriculum Committee, 1981-1984  
Combined Curriculum Committee, 1981-1984  
Small Group Faculty, Human Behavior Course, 1980-1984  
NSF Reviews And Panels
Clinical Practice Guideline Panel, 1995-1996  
Univ Service
Professor, Psychology 339 "Ethics/Psychotherapists", 2000-present  
Professor, Psychology 185C "Research Methods in Health and Clinical Psychology", 1990-present  
Lecturer, First Year Psychiatry Course, 1985-1986  
Editorial Activities
Member, Editorial Board, Psychosomatic Medicine, 1996-present  
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 1997-2000  
Consulting Editor, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 1992-2000  
Advisor-at-Large, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1991-2000  
Consulting Editor, Health Psychology, 1989-2000  
Member, Board of Directors, Health Psychology, 1995  
Associate Editor, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 1990-1993  
Editor, Newsletter of the American Psychosomatic Society, 1989-1993  
Associate Editor, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1990  
Professional Activities
NIH Behavioral Medicine Study Section, 1996-present  
Ad hoc Reviewer, National Institutes of Health Human Development Study Section, 1990-present  
Ad hoc Reviewer, Veterans Administration Study Section, 1990-present  
Chairperson, Nominations Committee American Psychological Association Division 38, 1988, 1990 and 1992  
APS Visiting Scholar, 2000  
Council, American Psychosomatic Society, 1986-1997  
NIH Consensus Development Panel on Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health, 1996  
NIH Task Force on Research in Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases, 1996  
Board of Directors, American Heart Association, 1988-1990  
Executive Committee, American Psychological Association Division 38, 1988, 1990 and 1992  
Chairperson, Committee on Aging and Health American Psychological Association Division 38, 1988, 1990 and 1992  
Board of Directors, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 1985-1986 and 1988-1991  
North Carolina Heart Association Task Force on Coronary Hearth Disease, 1981-1984  
Professional Affiliations
Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine  
Member, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research  
Member, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)  
Member, American Psychological Society  
Member, American Psychological Association  
Member, American Psychosomatic Society  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Behavioral aspects of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, Igalo, Yugoslavia, September 1997  
Publications (listed separately)

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