Stephen H Boyle
Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

One focus of my research has been to identity psychosocial factors that predict the development of CHD and disease progression among patients with established CHD. This research has considered the roles of both negative (e.g. anger, hostility, depressive symptoms, anxiety) and positive (i.e. positive emotion, Openness to Experience, recovery expectations) dispositions. My research has also focused on delineating mechanisms that underlie the associations between psychosocial factors and coronary health. This includes studies of markers of inflammation, glucose metabolism, cortisol, lipids, alcohol consumption patterns, and mental stress induced myocardial ischemia. One important observation from this research is that mechanisms mediating stress-disease associations appear to be complex involving multiple behavioral and physiological pathways.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • Box 3366 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
  • Room 3092 Yellow Zone Duke South, Durham, NC 27710

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