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Dr. James E. Aikens

Department of Family Medicine

University of Michigan, USA


Email: aikensj@umich.edu



1992 Ph.D., Medical Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

1990 M.A., Medical Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

1987 B.A., Scientific/Experimental Psychology, Alfred University, USA


Publications (Selected)

  1. Chao J., Nau D.P., Aikens J.E. Patient-reported perceptions of side effects of antihyperglycemic medication and adherence to medication regiments in persons with diabetes mellitus. Clinical Therapeutics, 29(1):177-180, 2007.
  2. Nau D.P., Aikens J.E., Pacholski A.M. Effects of gender and depression on oral medication adherence in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Gender Medicine, 4(3):205-213, 2007.
  3. Aikens J.E., Kroenke K., Nease D.E. Jr., Klinkman M.S., Sen A. Trajectories of improvement for six depression-related outcomes. General Hospital Psychiatry, 30(1):26-31, 2008.
  4. Aikens J.E., Nease D.E. Jr., Klinkman M.S. Explaining patients’ beliefs about the necessity and harmfulness of antidepressants. Annals of Family Medicine, 6(1):23-29, 2008.
  5. Aikens J.E., White-Perkins D., Piette J.D., Lipton B. Association between depression and concurrent type 2 diabetes outcomes varies by diabetes regimen. Diabetic Medicine, 25(11):1324-1329, 2008.
  6. Aikens J.E., Piette J.D. Diabetes patients' medication underuse, illness outcomes, and beliefs about antihyperglycemic and antihypertensive treatments. Diabetes Care, 32(1):19-24, 2009.
  7. Anderson R.M., Funnell M.M., Aikens J.E., Krein S.L., Fitzgerald J.T., Nwankwo R., Tannas C.L., Tang T.S. Evaluating the efficacy of an empowerment-based self-management consultant intervention: Results of a two-year randomized controlled trial. Therapeutic Patient Education, 1(1):3-11, 2009.
  8. Aikens J.E., White-Perkins D., Lipton B., Piette J.D. Longitudinal analysis of depressive symptoms and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes.Diabetes Care, 32(7):1177-1181, 2009.
  9. Wagner J., White-Perkins D., Piette J., Lipton B., Aikens J.E. Racial differences in the discussion and treatment of depressive symptoms accompanying type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 86(2):111-116, 2009.
  10. Nease D.E. Jr, Aikens J.E., Klinkman M.S., Kroenke K., Sen A. Toward a more comprehensive assessment of depression remission: the Remission Evaluation and Mood Inventory Tool (REMIT). General Hospital Psychiatry, 33(3):279-86, 2011.
  11. Aikens J.E., Klinkman M.S.. Changes in patients' beliefs about their antidepressant during the acute phase of depression treatment.General Hospital Psychiatry, 34(3):221-6, 2012.
  12. Aikens J.E. Prospective associations between emotional distress and poor outcomes in type 2 diabetesDiabetes Care, 35(12): 2472-8, 2012.
  13. Aikens J.E., Piette J.D. Longitudinal association between medication adherence and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes, Diabetic Medicine, 30(3):338-44, 2013.
  14. Legocki L.J., Aikens J.E., Sen A., Haefner H.K., Reed B.D. Interpretation of the Sexual Functioning Questionnaire in the presence of vulvar pain. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 17(3):273-9, 2013.
  15. Arnedt J.T., Cuddihy L., Swanson L.M., Pickett S., Aikens J.E., Chervin RD. Randomized controlled trial of telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia. Sleep, 36(3):353-62, 2013.
  16. Aikens J.E., Zivin K., Trivedi R., Piette J.D. Diabetes self-management support using mHealth and enhanced informal caregiving. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 28(2):171-6, 2014.
  17. Piette J.D., Aikens J.E., Trivedi R., Parrish D., Standiford C., Marinec N., Striplin D., Bernstein, S.J. Depression self-management assistance using automated telephonic assessments and social support. American Journal of Managed Care, 19(11):892-900, 2013.
  18. Piette J.D., Aikens J.E., Rosland A.M., Sussman J. Rethinking the frequency of between visit monitoring for patients with diabetes. Medical Care, 52(6):511-18, 2014.
  19. Pfeiffer P.N., Bohnert K., Zivin K., Yosef M., Valenstein M., Aikens J.E., Piette J.D. Mobile health monitoring to characterize depression symptom trajectories in primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders, 174:281-86, 2014.
  20. Aikens J.E., Piette J.D. Associations between diabetes patients' medication beliefs and adherence. Therapeutic Patient Education,6(2):20103, 2014.
  21. Aikens J.E., Trivedi R., Aron, D.C., Piette J.D. Integrating support persons into diabetes telemonitoring to improve self-management and medication adherence. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(3):319-26, 2015.
  22. Aikens J.E., Rosland, A.M., Piette J.D. Improvements in illness self-management and psychological distress associated with telemonitoring support for adults with diabetes. Primary Care Diabetes, 9(2):127-34, 2015.
  23. Piette J.D., Sen A., Aikens J.E. Randomized controlled trial of mHealth telemonitoring with enhanced caregiver support for diabetes self-management. Journal of Clinical Trials, 4:194. doi: 10.4172/2167-0870.1000194, 2015.
  24. Piette J.D., Valenstein M., Eisenberg D., Fetters M.D., Sen A., Saunders D., Watkins D., Aikens, J.E. Rationale and methods of a trial to evaluate a depression telemonitoring program that includes a patient-selected support person. Journal of Clinical Trials, 5:205. doi: 10.4172/2167-0870.1000205, 2015.
  25. Aikens J.E., Trivedi R., Heapy A., Pfeiffer P., Rosland A.M., Piette J.D. Potential impact of incorporating a patient-selected support person into mHealth for depression. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(6):797-803, 2015.