Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

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 500 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 [2R01HL092577 & 1R01HL128914]. Her grants examine the epidemiology, outcomes, and genetics of atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988, and has served as Director of the Echocardiography and Vascular Function Laboratories and is 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, she is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators.

She has volunteered for the American Heart Association since 1992, serving on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section. She currently Chairs the American Heart Associations' Epidemiology and Statistics Committee. Dr. Benjamin is a past Associate Editor for Circulation, past chartered member of the NIH Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology Study Section.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine Section

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology


Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory
Framingham Heart Study



2016 American Heart Association: Gold Heart Award
2015 American Heart Association: Paul Dudley White Award


Jackson Heart Study Renewal - Field Center
08/16/2013 - 08/12/2018 (PI)
University of Mississippi Medical Center NIH NHLBI

American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC) - Core D: Research Training and Education Core
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI
4P50HL120163-04

AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses
08/01/2015 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst
5R01HL128914-02

Genomics of Cardiac Electrical Activity and Arrhythmias
09/04/2013 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
University of Washington NIH NHLBI
4R01HL116747-04

Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval
04/15/2013 - 03/31/2018 (Co-PI)
PI: Kathryn L Lunetta, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NHLBI
5R01HL092577-09

American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC) - Core D: Research Training and Education Core
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI
5P50HL120163-03

Adiposity, Inflammation and Neurocognitive Decline in African Americans
06/15/2014 - 03/31/2017 (PI)
University of Mississippi Medical Center NIH NIA
5R01AG045255-03

Mechanistic relationships between ethanol & Human atrial fibrilation
04/15/2014 - 03/31/2017 (PI)
The Regents of the University of Califor NIH NIAAA
5R01AA022222-03

Alfred P. Sloan Faculty Career Flexibility Award
12/01/2012 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Patterns of Health Care Use, Treatment & Outcomes PATH-AF
05/01/2010 - 04/30/2014 (PI)
Duke University NIH NHLBI
5R01HL102214-03

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval 5R01HL092577-09 125
2017 Research Training and Education Core (Core D) 5P50HL120163-05-8150 12
2016 AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses 5R01HL128914-02 15
2016 Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval 4R01HL092577-08 125
2016 Research Training and Education Core (Core D) 4P50HL120163-04-8150 12
2015 AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses 1R01HL128914-01 15
2015 Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval 5R01HL092577-07 125
2015 Research Training and Education Core (Core D) 5P50HL120163-03-8150 12
2014 Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval 5R01HL092577-06 125
2014 Research Training and Education Core (Core D) 5P50HL120163-02-8150 12
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  1. Patel MS, Benjamin EJ, Volpp KG, Fox CS, Small DS, Massaro JM, Lee JJ, Hilbert V, Valentino M, Taylor DH, Manders ES, Mutalik K, Zhu J, Wang W, Murabito JM. Effect of a Game-Based Intervention Designed to Enhance Social Incentives to Increase Physical Activity Among Families: The BE FIT Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28973115.
  2. Tucker NR, Dolmatova EV, Lin H, Cooper RR, Ye J, Hucker WJ, Jameson HS, Parsons VA, Weng LC, Mills RW, Sinner MF, Imakaev M, Leyton-Mange J, Vlahakes G, Benjamin EJ, Lunetta KL, Lubitz SA, Mirny L, Milan DJ, Ellinor PT. Diminished PRRX1 Expression Is Associated With Increased Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Shortening of the Cardiac Action Potential. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2017 Oct; 10(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28974514.
  3. Shah RV, Yeri AS, Murthy VL, Massaro JM, D''Agostino R, Freedman JE, Long MT, Fox CS, Das S, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, O''Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U. Association of Multiorgan Computed Tomographic Phenomap With Adverse Cardiovascular Health Outcomes: The Framingham Heart Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Sep 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28975197.
  4. Weng LC, Lunetta KL, Müller-Nurasyid M, Smith AV, Thériault S, Weeke PE, Barnard J, Bis JC, Lyytikäinen LP, Kleber ME, Martinsson A, Lin HJ, Rienstra M, Trompet S, Krijthe BP, Dörr M, Klarin D, Chasman DI, Sinner MF, Waldenberger M, Launer LJ, Harris TB, Soliman EZ, Alonso A, Paré G, Teixeira PL, Denny JC, Shoemaker MB, Van Wagoner DR, Smith JD, Psaty BM, Sotoodehnia N, Taylor KD, Kähönen M, Nikus K, Delgado GE, Melander O, Engström G, Yao J, Guo X, Christophersen IE, Ellinor PT, Geelhoed B, Verweij N, Macfarlane P, Ford I, Heeringa J, Franco OH, Uitterlinden AG, Völker U, Teumer A, Rose LM, Kääb S, Gudnason V, Arking DE, Conen D, Roden DM, Chung MK, Heckbert SR, Benjamin EJ, Lehtimäki T, März W, Smith JG, Rotter JI, van der Harst P, Jukema JW, Stricker BH, Felix SB, Albert CM, Lubitz SA. Genetic Interactions with Age, Sex, Body Mass Index, and Hypertension in Relation to Atrial Fibrillation: The AFGen Consortium. Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 12; 7(1):11303.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28900195.
  5. Vasan RS, Xanthakis V, Lyass A, Andersson C, Tsao C, Cheng S, Aragam J, Benjamin EJ, Larson MG. Epidemiology of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction and Heart Failure in the Framingham Study: An Echocardiographic Study Over 3 Decades. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Sep 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28917679.
  6. Parker KG, Lirette ST, Deardorff DS, Bielak LF, Peyser PA, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Fornage M, Benjamin EJ, Turner ST, Mosley TH, Griswold ME, Windham BG. Relationships of Clinical and Computed Tomography-Imaged Adiposity with Cognition in Middle-Aged and Older African Americans. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28958070.
  7. Bansal N, Zelnick LR, Alonso A, Benjamin EJ, de Boer IH, Deo R, Katz R, Kestenbaum B, Mathew J, Robinson-Cohen C, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG, Sotoodehnia N, Young B, Heckbert SR. eGFR and Albuminuria in Relation to Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis of the Jackson Heart Study, the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and the Cardiovascular Health Study. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Sep 07; 12(9):1386-1398. PMID: 28798221.
  8. Christophersen IE, Rienstra M, Roselli C, Yin X, Geelhoed B, Barnard J, Lin H, Arking DE, Smith AV, Albert CM, Chaffin M, Tucker NR, Li M, Klarin D, Bihlmeyer NA, Low SK, Weeke PE, Müller-Nurasyid M, Smith JG, Brody JA, Niemeijer MN, Dörr M, Trompet S, Huffman J, Gustafsson S, Schurmann C, Kleber ME, Lyytikäinen LP, Seppälä I, Malik R, R V R Horimoto A, Perez M, Sinisalo J, Aeschbacher S, Thériault S, Yao J, Radmanesh F, Weiss S, Teumer A, Choi SH, Weng LC, Clauss S, Deo R, Rader DJ, Shah SH, Sun A, Hopewell JC, Debette S, Chauhan G, Yang Q, Worrall BB, Paré G, Kamatani Y, Hagemeijer YP, Verweij N, Siland JE, Kubo M, Smith JD, Van Wagoner DR, Bis JC, Perz S, Psaty BM, Ridker PM, Magnani JW, Harris TB, Launer LJ, Shoemaker MB, Padmanabhan S, Haessler J, Bartz TM, Waldenberger M, Lichtner P, Arendt M, Krieger JE, Kähönen M, Risch L, Mansur AJ, Peters A, Smith BH, Lind L, Scott SA, Lu Y, Bottinger EB, Hernesniemi J, Lindgren CM, Wong JA, Huang J, Eskola M, Morris AP, Ford I, Reiner AP, Delgado G, Chen LY, Chen YI, Sandhu RK, Li M, Boerwinkle E, Eisele L, Lannfelt L, Rost N, Anderson CD, Taylor KD, Campbell A, Magnusson PK, Porteous D, Hocking LJ, Vlachopoulou E, Pedersen NL, Nikus K, Orho-Melander M, Hamsten A, Heeringa J, Denny JC, Kriebel J, Darbar D, Newton-Cheh C, Shaffer C, Macfarlane PW, Heilmann-Heimbach S, Almgren P, Huang PL, Sotoodehnia N, Soliman EZ, Uitterlinden AG, Hofman A, Franco OH, Völker U, Jöckel KH, Sinner MF, Lin HJ, Guo X, Dichgans M, Ingelsson E, Kooperberg C, Melander O, J F Loos R, Laurikka J, Conen D, Rosand J, van der Harst P, Lokki ML, Kathiresan S, Pereira A, Jukema JW, Hayward C, Rotter JI, März W, Lehtimäki T, Stricker BH, Chung MK, Felix SB, Gudnason V, Alonso A, Roden DM, Kääb S, Chasman DI, Heckbert SR, Benjamin EJ, Tanaka T, Lunetta KL, Lubitz SA, Ellinor PT. Erratum: Large-scale analyses of common and rare variants identify 12 new loci associated with atrial fibrillation. Nat Genet. 2017 Jul 27; 49(8):1286.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28747752.
  9. Li W, Dorans KS, Wilker EH, Rice MB, Ljungman PL, Schwartz JD, Coull BA, Koutrakis P, Gold DR, Keaney JF, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Mittleman MA. Short-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Biomarkers of Systemic Inflammation: The Framingham Heart Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017 Sep; 37(9):1793-1800. PMID: 28751572.
  10. Murabito JM, Zhao Q, Larson MG, Rong J, Lin H, Benjamin EJ, Levy D, Lunetta KL. Measures of Biologic Age in a Community Sample Predict Mortality and Age-Related Disease: The Framingham Offspring Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Jul 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28977464.
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 590 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 60 publications in 2016

YearPublications
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201529
201660
201737
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Atrial fibrillation
Genetic epidemiology
Inflammation
Vascular Function

       I am Assistant Provost for Faculty Development at Boston University Medical Campus, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine, and co-PI of the Framingham Heart Study. I co-designed and co-lead the BUMC early career, the mid-career, and the underrepresented-minority longitudinal faculty development programs. I have also served as a facilitator for the newly launched CTSI “Training the Mentor Program”. The Boston University Faculty Practice Foundation is forming a women’s leadership task force. We will initiate a longitudinal mid- and senior- women’s longitudinal leadership program in 2016.
       My research expertise is the epidemiology, prognosis, and genomics of atrial fibrillation. I have successfully mentored 36 trainees and early career faculty members on research projects and dozens of faculty members from around the country on their careers. I received the 2011 BU Department of Medicine’s Excellence in Research Mentoring Award, the 2012 American Heart Association’s (AHA) Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award, and the 2013 AHA Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council Mentoring Award.
       I have a fundamental commitment to faculty development and mentoring majority and underrepresented minority early, mid, and established investigators in epidemiology and academic medicine. In mentoring I view my role as facilitating individuals’ personal and professional growth/advancement in a manner that is aligned with their values and goals.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Career Mentor
  • Diversity Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')
  • Assistant
         Name: Jane Foley (contact regarding research topics)
         Email: Jane.Foley@bmc.org


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