James Lane, Ph.D.

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Phone: (919) 684-2183

Box 3830
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710

Email: jdlane AT duke DOT edu


Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Psychology, School of Medicine

DIBS Faculty

Research Description

Dr. Lane has conducted scientific studies in a number of different areas of research in psychophysiology and behavioral medicine. His research spans studies of caffeine pharmacology and psychophysiology, nicotine and smoking behavior, diabetes behavioral medicine, stress reactivity and Type A behavior, psychophysiological methodology, complementary/alternative medicine, and antioxidants and oxidative stress.


Ph.D., M.A., C.Phil., University of California, Los Angeles, Physiological Psychology, 1979

A.B. (Summa cum laude), Gettysburg College, Physics, 1973

Recent Publications

Lane, J.D. Caffeine, glucose metabolism, and type 2 diabetes. JOURNAL OF CAFFEINE RESEARCH, 2011, 1, 23-28.

Williams, V.P., Bishop-Fitzpatrick, L., Lane, J.D., Gwyther, L.P., Ballard, E.L., Vendittelli, A.P., Hutchins, T.C., Williams, R.B. Video-based coping skills to reduce health risk and improve psychological and physical well-being in Alzheimer’s Disease family caregivers. PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE, 2010, 72, 897-904. PMCID: PMC3005287

Surwit, R.S., Williams, R.B, Lane, J.D., Feinglos, M.N., Kuhn, C.M., and Georgiades, A. Plasma epinephrine predicts fasting glucose in centrally obese African American women. OBESITY, 2010, 18, 1683-1687.

Research Areas

Research Topics

  • Caffeine
  • Stress
  • Personality