Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Boston University Medical Campus

MD, Case Western Reserve University
ScM, Harvard School of Public Health

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her AB at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Epidemiology ScM 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 650 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, vascular function, and systemic inflammation. She is multi-Principal Investigator on 2RO1 atrial fibrillation grants [2R01HL092577 & 1R01HL128914], and is the Center and Training Director on an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network on Atrial Fibrillation. She also is MPI on 2 mobile Health grants (1R01HL141434 and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee. She was 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. She co-designed and co-leads Faculty Development Programs for Early, Mid-Career, Under-Represented Ethnic and Racial, Women, and Clinical leaders. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators. She also won the 2020 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she has served 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, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update.

She received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, the 2016 Population Research Prize, the 2019 Laennec Clinician/ Educator Lecturer, and the Genomics and Precision Medicine 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award. She Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee.

Boston University School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

Boston University School of Public Health

Primary Investigator
Framingham Heart Study

Boston University
Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

2020 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine : Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
2019 American Heart Association: Laennec Clinician/ Educator Lecturer
2019 American Heart Association: Distinguished Achievement, GPM Council
2018 American Heart Association: William B. Kannel, MD Lecturer
2016 American Heart Association: Gold Heart Award
2016 American Heart Association: Population Scientist of the Year
2015 American Heart Association: Paul Dudley White Award
2015 BUSM, Department of Medicine: Joel G. Caslowitz, MD Award for Excellence in Teaching–Hospital
2014-2017 Clarivate & Thomson Reuters: List of Highly Cited Researchers
2013 American Heart Association: Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Mentoring Award
2012 Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc: Dr. Daniel D. Savage Memorial Science Award
2011 BUSM, Department of Medicine: Excellence in Research Mentoring Award
2008 Association of University Cardiologists: Elected Member
2007-2008 Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine: Selected participant
2002 2002 American Heart Association, New England Affiliate: Great Communicator Award
2001 American Heart Association, Boston Division : 2001 Wendy Kline Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership
1995 American Medical Women’s Association, BUSM: Gender Equity Award

Pain in community-based older African American Adults: The Jackson Heart Study
09/30/2020 - 05/31/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
NIH/National Institute on Aging

CAPSITE: Community Assessment of Pain and Sensitization In The Elderly
01/01/2020 - 11/30/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
NIH/National Institute on Aging

American Heart Association Tobacco Regulatory Science Center (A-TRAC 2.0)
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI

Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center
08/13/2018 - 08/12/2023 (Subcontract PI)
University of Mississippi Medical Center NIH NHLBI

Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval
04/01/2018 - 03/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
General Hospital Corp d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NHLBI

FHS-NEXT - Framingham Novel EXam using Technology
11/01/2018 - 11/30/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Winter 2018 CENTER strategically focused Atrial Fibrillation Research Network
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
American Heart Association

Marie Sklodowska Curie Global Fellowship for Jelena Kornej
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Leipzig University EU-Research Exec Agy

Mobile Health Technology for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
10/15/2017 - 08/31/2021 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Joanne M. Murabito, MD
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses
08/01/2015 - 05/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 CAPSITE: Community Assessment of Pain and Sensitization in the Elderly 5R01AG066010-02
2021 FHS-NEXT - Framingham Novel EXam using Technology 5R01HL141434-03 5
2020 CAPSITE: Community Assessment of Pain and Sensitization in the Elderly 1R01AG066010-01
2020 FHS-NEXT - Framingham Novel EXam using Technology 5R01HL141434-02 5
2019 FHS-NEXT - Framingham Novel EXam using Technology 1R01HL141434-01A1 5
2018 AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses 5R01HL128914-04 85
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  1. Khurshid S, Weng LC, Al-Alusi MA, Halford JL, Haimovich JS, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L, Ellinor PT, McManus DD, Lubitz SA. Accelerometer-derived physical activity and risk of atrial fibrillation. Eur Heart J. 2021 May 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34037209
  2. Stokes AC, Wilson AE, Lundberg DJ, Xie W, Berry KM, Fetterman JL, Harlow AF, Cozier YC, Barrington-Trimis JL, Sterling KL, Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Bhatnagar A, Robertson RM. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Associations of Non-cigarette Tobacco Product Use With Subsequent Initiation of Cigarettes in US Youths. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 May 24; 23(6):900-908.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32948872; PMCID: PMC8150136; DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa170;
  3. Kornej J, Magnani JW, Preis SR, Soliman EZ, Trinquart L, Ko D, Benjamin EJ, Lin H. P-wave signal-averaged electrocardiography: Reference values, clinical correlates, and heritability in the Framingham Heart Study. Heart Rhythm. 2021 May 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33989782; DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.05.009;
  4. Vinter N, Cordsen P, Fenger-Grøn M, Lip GYH, Benjamin EJ, Frost L, Paaske Johnsen S. Quality of care and risk of incident atrial fibrillation in patients with newly-diagnosed heart failure: A nationwide cohort study. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2021 May 07. PMID: 33963404
  5. Benjamin IJ, Valentine CM, Oetgen WJ, Sheehan KA, Brindis RG, Roach WH, Harrington RA, Levine GN, Redberg RF, Broccolo BM, Hernandez AF, Douglas PS, Piña IL, Benjamin EJ, Coylewright MJ, Saucedo JF, Ferdinand KC, Hayes SN, Poppas A, Furie KL, Mehta LS, Erwin JP, Mieres JH, Murphy DJ, Weissman G, West CP, Lawrence WE, Masoudi FA, Jones CP, Matlock DD, Miller JE, Spertus JA, Todman L, Biga C, Chazal RA, Creager MA, Fry ET, Mack MJ, Yancy CW, Anderson RE. 2020 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Consensus Conference on Professionalism and Ethics: A Consensus Conference Report. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 May 05. PMID: 33994057
  6. Sanders JL, Putman RK, Dupuis J, Xu H, Murabito JM, Araki T, Nishino M, Benjamin EJ, Levy DL, Ramachandran VS, Washko GR, Curtis JL, Freeman CM, Bowler RP, Hatabu H, O'Connor GT, Hunninghake GM. The Association of Aging Biomarkers, Interstitial Lung Abnormalities, and Mortality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 May 01; 203(9):1149-1157.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33080140
  7. Georgakis MK, de Lemos JA, Ayers C, Wang B, Björkbacka H, Pana TA, Thorand B, Sun C, Fani L, Malik R, Dupuis J, Engström G, Orho-Melander M, Melander O, Boekholdt SM, Zierer A, Elhadad MA, Koenig W, Herder C, Hoogeveen RC, Kavousi M, Ballantyne CM, Peters A, Myint PK, Nilsson J, Benjamin EJ, Dichgans M. Association of Circulating Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 Levels With Cardiovascular Mortality: A Meta-analysis of Population-Based Studies. JAMA Cardiol. 2021 May 01; 6(5):587-592.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33146689; PMCID: PMC8111478; DOI: 10.1001/jamacardio.2020.5392;
  8. Ahluwalia TS, Prins BP, Abdollahi M, Armstrong NJ, Aslibekyan S, Bain L, Jefferis B, Baumert J, Beekman M, Ben-Shlomo Y, Bis JC, Mitchell BD, de Geus E, Delgado GE, Marek D, Eriksson J, Kajantie E, Kanoni S, Kemp JP, Lu C, Marioni RE, McLachlan S, Milaneschi Y, Nolte IM, Petrelis AM, Porcu E, Sabater-Lleal M, Naderi E, Seppälä I, Shah T, Singhal G, Standl M, Teumer A, Thalamuthu A, Thiering E, Trompet S, Ballantyne CM, Benjamin EJ, Casas JP, Toben C, Dedoussis G, Deelen J, Durda P, Engmann J, Feitosa MF, Grallert H, Hammarstedt A, Harris SE, Homuth G, Hottenga JJ, Jalkanen S, Jamshidi Y, Jawahar MC, Jess T, Kivimaki M, Kleber ME, Lahti J, Liu Y, Marques-Vidal P, Mellström D, Mooijaart SP, Müller-Nurasyid M, Penninx B, Revez JA, Rossing P, Räikkönen K, Sattar N, Scharnagl H, Sennblad B, Silveira A, Pourcain BS, Timpson NJ, Trollor J, van Dongen J, Van Heemst D, Visvikis-Siest S, Vollenweider P, Völker U, Waldenberger M, Willemsen G, Zabaneh D, Morris RW, Arnett DK, Baune BT, Boomsma DI, Chang YC, Deary IJ, Deloukas P, Eriksson JG, Evans DM, Ferreira MA, Gaunt T, Gudnason V, Hamsten A, Heinrich J, Hingorani A, Humphries SE, Jukema JW, Koenig W, Kumari M, Kutalik Z, Lawlor DA, Lehtimäki T, März W, Mather KA, Naitza S, Nauck M, Ohlsson C, Price JF, Raitakari O, Rice K, Sachdev PS, Slagboom E, Sørensen TIA, Spector T, Stacey D, Stathopoulou MG, Tanaka T, Wannamethee SG, Whincup P, Rotter JI, Dehghan A, Boerwinkle E, Psaty BM, Snieder H, Alizadeh BZ. Genome-wide association study of circulating interleukin 6 levels identifies novel loci. Hum Mol Genet. 2021 Apr 27; 30(5):393-409. PMID: 33517400; PMCID: PMC8098112; DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddab023;
  9. Oshunbade AA, Kassahun-Yimer W, Valle KA, Hamid A, Kipchumba RK, Kamimura D, Clark D, White WB, DeFilippis AP, Blaha MJ, Benjamin EJ, O'Brien EC, Mentz RJ, Rodriguez CJ, Fox ER, Butler J, Keith RJ, Bhatnagar A, Marie Robertson R, Correa A, Hall ME. Cigarette Smoking, Incident Coronary Heart Disease, and Coronary Artery Calcification in Black Adults: The Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Apr 06; 10(7):e017320. PMID: 33754833
  10. Schnabel RB, Magnussen C, Schulz A, Ojeda FM, Schmitt VH, Arnold N, Sinning CR, Beutel ME, Schmidtmann I, Pfeiffer N, Leuschner A, Lackner KJ, Gori T, Benjamin EJ, Binder H, Wild PS, Blankenberg S, Münzel T. Noninvasive peripheral vascular function, incident cardiovascular disease, and mortality in the general population. Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Mar 16. PMID: 33724298
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