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 600 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 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. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints 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. She co-designed and co-leads early, mid-career, under-represented minority, and women’s faculty leadership programs. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators.

An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she serves 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 received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, and the 2016 Population Research Prize. She serves the AHA as Science Representative to the National Board of Directors and Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

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


Identification of common genetic variants for atrial fibrillation and pr interval
04/01/2018 - 03/31/2023 (PI)
General Hospital Corp d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NHLBI
2R01HL092577-10

Mobile Health Technology for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
10/15/2017 - 10/14/2020 (Co-PI)
PI: Joanne M. Murabito, MD
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses
08/01/2015 - 05/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5R01HL128914-04

Sudden Cardiac Death with Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
12/01/2017 - 11/30/2018 (PI)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center NIH NHLBI
5R01HL126938-03

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
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI
5P50HL120163-05

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
5P50HL120163-04

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

Adiposity, Inflammation and Neurocognitive Decline in African Americans
06/15/2014 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
University of Mississippi Medical Center NIH NIA
5R01AG045255-03

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

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses 5R01HL128914-04 15
2018 IDENTIFICATION OF COMMON GENETIC VARIANTS FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND PR INTERVAL 2R01HL092577-10 125
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
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  1. van Setten J, Brody JA, Jamshidi Y, Swenson BR, Butler AM, Campbell H, Del Greco FM, Evans DS, Gibson Q, Gudbjartsson DF, Kerr KF, Krijthe BP, Lyytikäinen LP, Müller C, Müller-Nurasyid M, Nolte IM, Padmanabhan S, Ritchie MD, Robino A, Smith AV, Steri M, Tanaka T, Teumer A, Trompet S, Ulivi S, Verweij N, Yin X, Arnar DO, Asselbergs FW, Bader JS, Barnard J, Bis J, Blankenberg S, Boerwinkle E, Bradford Y, Buckley BM, Chung MK, Crawford D, den Hoed M, Denny JC, Dominiczak AF, Ehret GB, Eijgelsheim M, Ellinor PT, Felix SB, Franco OH, Franke L, Harris TB, Holm H, Ilaria G, Iorio A, Kähönen M, Kolcic I, Kors JA, Lakatta EG, Launer LJ, Lin H, Lin HJ, Loos RJF, Lubitz SA, Macfarlane PW, Magnani JW, Leach IM, Meitinger T, Mitchell BD, Munzel T, Papanicolaou GJ, Peters A, Pfeufer A, Pramstaller PP, Raitakari OT, Rotter JI, Rudan I, Samani NJ, Schlessinger D, Silva Aldana CT, Sinner MF, Smith JD, Snieder H, Soliman EZ, Spector TD, Stott DJ, Strauch K, Tarasov KV, Thorsteinsdottir U, Uitterlinden AG, Van Wagoner DR, Völker U, Völzke H, Waldenberger M, Jan Westra H, Wild PS, Zeller T, Alonso A, Avery CL, Bandinelli S, Benjamin EJ, Cucca F, Dörr M, Ferrucci L, Gasparini P, Gudnason V, Hayward C, Heckbert SR, Hicks AA, Jukema JW, Kääb S, Lehtimäki T, Liu Y, Munroe PB, Parsa A, Polasek O, Psaty BM, Roden DM, Schnabel RB, Sinagra G, Stefansson K, Stricker BH, van der Harst P, van Duijn CM, Wilson JF, Gharib SA, de Bakker PIW, Isaacs A, Arking DE, Sotoodehnia N. PR interval genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies 50 loci associated with atrial and atrioventricular electrical activity. Nat Commun. 2018 Jul 25; 9(1):2904. PMID: 30046033.
     
  2. Jaber RM, Mirbolouk M, DeFilippis AP, Maziak W, Keith R, Payne T, Stokes A, Benjamin E, Bhatnagar A, Blankstein R, Saxena A, Blaha MJ, Nasir K. Electronic Cigarette Use Prevalence, Associated Factors, and Pattern by Cigarette Smoking Status in the United States From NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) 2013-2014. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Jul 14; 7(14). PMID: 30007934.
     
  3. Lin H, Lunetta KL, Zhao Q, Mandaviya PR, Rong J, Benjamin EJ, Joehanes R, Levy D, van Meurs JBJ, Larson MG, Murabito JM. Whole Blood Gene Expression Associated with Clinical Biological Age. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Jul 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30010802.
     
  4. Austin TR, Wiggins KL, Blackshear C, Yang Y, Benjamin EJ, Curtis LH, Sotoodehnia N, Correa A, Heckbert SR. Atrial Fibrillation in an African-American Cohort: the Jackson Heart Study. Clin Cardiol. 2018 Jul 02. PMID: 29968356.
     
  5. Khurshid S, Choi SH, Weng LC, Wang EY, Trinquart L, Benjamin EJ, Ellinor PT, Lubitz SA. Frequency of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities in a Half Million Adults. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2018 Jul; 11(7):e006273.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29954742.
     
  6. Orkaby AR, Lunetta KL, Sun FJ, Driver JA, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Mitchell GF, Vasan RS, Murabito JM. Cross-Sectional Association of Frailty and Arterial Stiffness In Community-Dwelling Older Adults: The Framingham Heart Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Jun 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29917058.
     
  7. Roselli C, Chaffin MD, Weng LC, Aeschbacher S, Ahlberg G, Albert CM, Almgren P, Alonso A, Anderson CD, Aragam KG, Arking DE, Barnard J, Bartz TM, Benjamin EJ, Bihlmeyer NA, Bis JC, Bloom HL, Boerwinkle E, Bottinger EB, Brody JA, Calkins H, Campbell A, Cappola TP, Carlquist J, Chasman DI, Chen LY, Chen YI, Choi EK, Choi SH, Christophersen IE, Chung MK, Cole JW, Conen D, Cook J, Crijns HJ, Cutler MJ, Damrauer SM, Daniels BR, Darbar D, Delgado G, Denny JC, Dichgans M, Dörr M, Dudink EA, Dudley SC, Esa N, Esko T, Eskola M, Fatkin D, Felix SB, Ford I, Franco OH, Geelhoed B, Grewal RP, Gudnason V, Guo X, Gupta N, Gustafsson S, Gutmann R, Hamsten A, Harris TB, Hayward C, Heckbert SR, Hernesniemi J, Hocking LJ, Hofman A, Horimoto ARVR, Huang J, Huang PL, Huffman J, Ingelsson E, Ipek EG, Ito K, Jimenez-Conde J, Johnson R, Jukema JW, Kääb S, Kähönen M, Kamatani Y, Kane JP, Kastrati A, Kathiresan S, Katschnig-Winter P, Kavousi M, Kessler T, Kietselaer BL, Kirchhof P, Kleber ME, Knight S, Krieger JE, Kubo M, Launer LJ, Laurikka J, Lehtimäki T, Leineweber K, Lemaitre RN, Li M, Lim HE, Lin HJ, Lin H, Lind L, Lindgren CM, Lokki ML, London B, Loos RJF, Low SK, Lu Y, Lyytikäinen LP, Macfarlane PW, Magnusson PK, Mahajan A, Malik R, Mansur AJ, Marcus GM, Margolin L, Margulies KB, März W, McManus DD, Melander O, Mohanty S, Montgomery JA, Morley MP, Morris AP, Müller-Nurasyid M, Natale A, Nazarian S, Neumann B, Newton-Cheh C, Niemeijer MN, Nikus K, Nilsson P, Noordam R, Oellers H, Olesen MS, Orho-Melander M, Padmanabhan S, Pak HN, Paré G, Pedersen NL, Pera J, Pereira A, Porteous D, Psaty BM, Pulit SL, Pullinger CR, Rader DJ, Refsgaard L, Ribasés M, Ridker PM, Rienstra M, Risch L, Roden DM, Rosand J, Rosenberg MA, Rost N, Rotter JI, Saba S, Sandhu RK, Schnabel RB, Schramm K, Schunkert H, Schurman C, Scott SA, Seppälä I, Shaffer C, Shah S, Shalaby AA, Shim J, Shoemaker MB, Siland JE, Sinisalo J, Sinner MF, Slowik A, Smith AV, Smith BH, Smith JG, Smith JD, Smith NL, Soliman EZ, Sotoodehnia N, Stricker BH, Sun A, Sun H, Svendsen JH, Tanaka T, Tanriverdi K, Taylor KD, Teder-Laving M, Teumer A, Thériault S, Trompet S, Tucker NR, Tveit A, Uitterlinden AG, Van Der Harst P, Van Gelder IC, Van Wagoner DR, Verweij N, Vlachopoulou E, Völker U, Wang B, Weeke PE, Weijs B, Weiss R, Weiss S, Wells QS, Wiggins KL, Wong JA, Woo D, Worrall BB, Yang PS, Yao J, Yoneda ZT, Zeller T, Zeng L, Lubitz SA, Lunetta KL, Ellinor PT. Multi-ethnic genome-wide association study for atrial fibrillation. Nat Genet. 2018 Jun 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29892015; DOI: 10.1038/s41588-018-0133-9;.
     
  8. Nayor M, Cooper LL, Enserro DM, Xanthakis V, Larson MG, Benjamin EJ, Aragam J, Mitchell GF, Vasan RS. Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in the Community: Impact of Diagnostic Criteria on the Burden, Correlates, and Prognosis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Jun 01; 7(11).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29858363.
     
  9. 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. 2018 May 09; 73(6):757-762.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28977464.
     
  10. Schnabel RB, Benjamin EJ. Sex and Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation: More Work to Be Done. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 May; 4(5):615-617. PMID: 29798788.
     
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