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
Department of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine Section

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology


Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory
Framingham Heart Study



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


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

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
4P50HL120163-04

AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses
08/01/2015 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5R01HL128914-02

Genomics of Cardiac Electrical Activity and Arrhythmias
09/04/2013 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
University of Washington NIH NHLBI
4R01HL116747-04

Jackson Heart Study Renewal - Field Center
08/16/2013 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
University of Mississippi Medical Center NIH NHLBI

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 California 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
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
2013 Research Training and Education Core (Core D) 1P50HL120163-01-8150 12
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  1. Windham BG, Lirette ST, Fornage M, Benjamin EJ, Parker KG, Turner ST, Jack CR, Griswold ME, Mosley TH. Associations of Brain Structure With Adiposity and Changes in Adiposity in a Middle-Aged and Older Biracial Population. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Jun 01; 72(6):825-831. PMID: 27994005.
  2. Freedman B, Camm J, Calkins H, Healey JS, Rosenqvist M, Wang J, Albert CM, Anderson CS, Antoniou S, Benjamin EJ, Boriani G, Brachmann J, Brandes A, Chao TF, Conen D, Engdahl J, Fauchier L, Fitzmaurice DA, Friberg L, Gersh BJ, Gladstone DJ, Glotzer TV, Gwynne K, Hankey GJ, Harbison J, Hillis GS, Hills MT, Kamel H, Kirchhof P, Kowey PR, Krieger D, Lee VWY, Levin LÅ, Lip GYH, Lobban T, Lowres N, Mairesse GH, Martinez C, Neubeck L, Orchard J, Piccini JP, Poppe K, Potpara TS, Puererfellner H, Rienstra M, Sandhu RK, Schnabel RB, Siu CW, Steinhubl S, Svendsen JH, Svennberg E, Themistoclakis S, Tieleman RG, Turakhia MP, Tveit A, Uittenbogaart SB, Van Gelder IC, Verma A, Wachter R, Yan BP. Screening for Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration. Circulation. 2017 May 09; 135(19):1851-1867. PMID: 28483832.
  3. Ho JE, McCabe EL, Wang TJ, Larson MG, Levy D, Tsao C, Aragam J, Mitchell GF, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Cheng S. Cardiometabolic Traits and Systolic Mechanics in the Community. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 May; 10(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28495953.
  4. Lubitz SA, Seshadri S, Benjamin EJ. Response by Lubitz et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Stroke as the Initial Manifestation of Atrial Fibrillation: The Framingham Heart Study". Stroke. 2017 Jun; 48(6):e143.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28416627; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.017108;.
  5. Torjesen A, Cooper LL, Rong J, Larson MG, Hamburg NM, Levy D, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF. Relations of Arterial Stiffness With Postural Change in Mean Arterial Pressure in Middle-Aged Adults: The Framingham Heart Study. Hypertension. 2017 Apr; 69(4):685-690.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28264924; DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.08116;.
  6. Brant LC, Wang N, Ojeda FM, LaValley M, Barreto SM, Benjamin EJ, Mitchell GF, Vasan RS, Palmisano JN, Münzel T, Blankenberg S, Wild PS, Zeller T, Ribeiro AL, Schnabel RB, Hamburg NM. Relations of Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Obesity to Digital Vascular Function in Three Community-Based Cohorts: A Meta-Analysis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 08; 6(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28275071; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.116.004199;.
  7. Martins MA, Costa JM, Mambrini JV, Ribeiro AL, Benjamin EJ, Brant LC, Paasche-Orlow MK, Magnani JW. Health literacy and warfarin therapy at two anticoagulation clinics in Brazil. Heart. 2017 Mar 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28258243; DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310699;.
  8. Nayor M, Larson MG, Wang N, Santhanakrishnan R, Lee DS, Tsao CW, Cheng S, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Levy D, Fox CS, Ho JE. The association of chronic kidney disease and microalbuminuria with heart failure with preserved vs. reduced ejection fraction. Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 May; 19(5):615-623.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28217978; DOI: 10.1002/ejhf.778;.
  9. Weinstein G, Preis SR, Beiser AS, Kaess B, Chen TC, Satizabal C, Rahman F, Benjamin EJ, Ramachandran VS, Seshadri S. Clinical and Environmental Correlates of Serum BDNF: A descriptive study with plausible implications for AD research. Curr Alzheimer Res. 2017 Feb 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28164772; DOI: 10.2174/1567205014666170203094520;.
  10. European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)/European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) position paper on how to prevent atrial fibrillation endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS). Europace. 2017 Feb 01; 19(2):190-225. PMID: 28175283; DOI: 10.1093/europace/euw242;.
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 578 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 63 publications in 2016

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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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