Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine|
|Address||Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave|
Framingham MA 01702-5827
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Title||Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory|
|Institution||Framingham Heart Study|
Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her undergraduate degree at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Master's in Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a clinical cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is author of over 300 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, echocardiographic findings, vascular function and systemic inflammation. She is multi-Principal Investigator on 2RO1 grants [1R01HL092577-01A1 and HL076784]. Her grants examine the epidemiology, outcomes/comparative effectiveness, and genetics of atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988, and serves as Director of the Echocardiography and Vascular Function Laboratories and a Member of the Executive Committee. She is Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study's ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.
In addition to her research, in the BU Department of Medicine she serves as Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators. Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Editor for Circulation, a leading cardiology journal, and has served as a Chartered member of the NIH Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology Study Section, and is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association. She has volunteered for the American Heart Association since 1992; serving on a variety of local and national Committees. Currently she serves as past Chair of the national American Heart Association's Council on Functional Genomics & Translational Biology.
- Atrial fibrillation
- Genetic epidemiology
- Vascular Function
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