Dr. James E. Aikens

Department of Family Medicine

University of Michigan, USA





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.
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