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James A. Blumenthal, J. P. Gibbons Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry I

James A. Blumenthal
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Typical Courses Taught:

  • Psy 339, Ethics/psychotherapists
  • Psy 185cs, Res meth health/clin psy Synopsis
  • Psy 306, Health psychology intervention
  • Psy 103, Practicum Synopsis
  • Psy 103, Practicum Synopsis

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

Clinical Psychology
Research Interests:

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.

Curriculum Vitae
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  1. Carney, RM; Freedland, KE; Steinmeyer, B; Blumenthal, JA; Berkman, LF; Watkins, LL; Czajkowski, SM; Burg, MM; Jaffe, AS (2008). Depression and five year survival following acute myocardial infarction: a prospective study.. Journal of Affective Disorders, 109(1-2), 133-138. [18191208], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Lett, HS; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Catellier, DJ; Carney, RM; Berkman, LF; Burg, MM; Mitchell, P; Jaffe, AS; Schneiderman, N (2008). Response: Perceived social support predicts outcomes following myocardial infarction: A call for screening?. Health Psychology, 27(1), 1-3.
  3. Trivedi, R; Sherwood, A; Strauman, TJ; Blumenthal, JA (2008). Laboratory-based blood pressure recovery is a predictor of ambulatory blood pressure.. Biological Psychology, 77(3), 317-323. [18096293], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Ironson, G; Thoresen, C; Powell, L; Czajkowski, S; Burg, M; Keefe, FJ; Steffen, P; Catellier, D; ENRICHD Investigators, (2007). Spirituality, religion, and clinical outcomes in patients recovering from an acute myocardial infarction.. Psychosom Med, 69(6), 501-508. [17636153], [doi]  [abs]
  5. Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Doraiswamy, PM; Watkins, L; Hoffman, BM; Barbour, KA; Herman, S; Craighead, WE; Brosse, AL; Waugh, R; Hinderliter, A; Sherwood, A (2007). Exercise and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder.. Psychosom Med, 69(7), 587-596. [17846259], [doi]  [abs]
  6. Blumenthal, JA; Sherwood, A; Rogers, SD; Babyak, MA; Doraiswamy, PM; Watkins, L; Hoffman, BM; O'Connell, C; Johnson, JJ; Patidar, SM; Waugh, R; Hinderliter, A (2007). Understanding prognostic benefits of exercise and antidepressant therapy for persons with depression and heart disease: the UPBEAT study--rationale, design, and methodological issues.. Clinical Trials, 4(5), 548-559. [17942470], [doi]  [abs]
  7. Blumenthal, JA (2007). Psychosocial training and cardiac rehabilitation.. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 27(2), 104-106. [17558248], [doi]
  8. Barbour, KA; Edenfield, TM; Blumenthal, JA (2007). Exercise as a treatment for depression and other psychiatric disorders: a review.. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 27(6), 359-367. [18197069], [doi]  [abs]
  9. Mathew, JP; Podgoreanu, MV; Grocott, HP; White, WD; Morris, RW; Stafford-Smith, M; Mackensen, GB; Rinder, CS; Blumenthal, JA; Schwinn, DA; Newman, MF; PEGASUS Investigative Team, (2007). Genetic variants in P-selectin and C-reactive protein influence susceptibility to cognitive decline after cardiac surgery.. J Am Coll Cardiol, 49(19), 1934-1942. [17498578], [doi]  [abs]
  10. Doraiswamy, PM; Babyak, MA; Hennig, T; Trivedi, R; White, WD; Mathew, JP; Newman, MF; Blumenthal, JA (2007). Donepezil for cognitive decline following coronary artery bypass surgery: a pilot randomized controlled trial.. Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 40(2), 54-62. [17514186]  [abs]
  11. Pells, J.J., Shelby, R.A., Keefe, F.K., Dixon, K.E., Blumenthal, J.A., LaCaille, L., Tucker, J.M., Schmitt, D., Caldwell, D.S. and Kraus, V.B. (2007). Arthritis self-efficacy and self-efficacy for resisting eating: Relationships to pain, disability, and eating behavior in overweight and obese individuals with osteoarthritic knee pain. Pain.
  12. Smith, PJ; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Georgiades, A; Hinderliter, A; Sherwood, A (2007). Effects of exercise and weight loss on depressive symptoms among men and women with hypertension.. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 63(5), 463-469. [17980217], [doi]  [abs]
  13. Smith, PJ; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Georgiades, A; Sherwood, A; Sketch, MH; Watkins, LL (2007). Ventricular ectopy: impact of self-reported stress after myocardial infarction.. American Heart Journal, 153(1), 133-139. [17174651], [doi]  [abs]
  14. Carney, RM; Howells, WB; Blumenthal, JA; Freedland, KE; Stein, PK; Berkman, LF; Watkins, LL; Czajkowski, SM; Steinmeyer, B; Hayano, J; Domitrovich, PP; Burg, MM; Jaffe, AS (2007). Heart rate turbulence, depression, and survival after acute myocardial infarction.. Psychosom Med, 69(1), 4-9. [17167127], [doi]  [abs]
  15. Mathew, J.P., Mackensen, G.B., Phillips-Bute, B., Stafford-Smith, M., Podgoreanu, M.V., Grocott, H.P., Hill, S.E., Smith, P.K., Blumenthal, J.A., Reves, J.G., Newman, M.F., for the Neurologic Outcome Research Group (NORG) of the Duke Heart Center. (2007). Effects of extreme hemodilution during cardiac surgery on cognitive function in the elderly.. Anesthesiology, 107(4), 577-584.
  16. Smith, PJ; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Hoffman, BM; Doraiswamy, PM; Waugh, R; Hinderliter, A; Sherwood, A (2007). Cerebrovascular risk factors, vascular disease, and neuropsychological outcomes in adults with major depression.. Psychosom Med, 69(6), 578-586. [17634564], [doi]  [abs]
  17. Lett, HS; Blumenthal, JA; Babyak, MA; Catellier, DJ; Carney, RM; Berkman, LF; Burg, MM; Mitchell, P; Jaffe, AS; Schneiderman, N (2007). Social support and prognosis in patients at increased psychosocial risk recovering from myocardial infarction.. Health Psychology : Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 26(4), 418-427. [17605561], [doi]  [abs]
  18. Sherwood, A; Bower, JK; McFetridge-Durdle, J; Blumenthal, JA; Newby, LK; Hinderliter, AL (2007). Age moderates the short-term effects of transdermal 17beta-estradiol on endothelium-dependent vascular function in postmenopausal women.. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 27(8), 1782-1787. [17541023], [doi]  [abs]
  19. Sherwood, A; Blumenthal, JA; Trivedi, R; Johnson, KS; O'Connor, CM; Adams, KF; Dupree, CS; Waugh, RA; Bensimhon, DR; Gaulden, L; Christenson, RH; Koch, GG; Hinderliter, AL (2007). Relationship of depression to death or hospitalization in patients with heart failure.. Archives of Internal Medicine, 167(4), 367-373. [17325298], [doi]  [abs]
  20. Whellan, DJ; O'Connor, CM; Lee, KL; Keteyian, SJ; Cooper, LS; Ellis, SJ; Leifer, ES; Kraus, WE; Kitzman, DW; Blumenthal, JA; Rendall, DS; Houston-Miller, N; Fleg, JL; Schulman, KA; PiƱa, IL; HF-ACTION Trial Investigators, (2007). Heart failure and a controlled trial investigating outcomes of exercise training (HF-ACTION): design and rationale.. American Heart Journal, 153(2), 201-211. [17239677], [doi]  [abs]

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