Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
Assistant Provost for Faculty Development
Boston University Medical Campus
Dept of Dean’s Office

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

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 (PI)
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-PI)
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

Sudden Cardiac Death with Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
12/01/2017 - 11/30/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center NIH NHLBI

American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC) - Core D: Research Training and Education Core
07/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
2017 AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses 5R01HL128914-03 85
2017 Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval 5R01HL092577-09 241
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  1. Cooper LL, Musani SK, Moore JA, Clarke VA, Yano Y, Cobbs K, Tsao CW, Butler J, Hall ME, Hamburg NM, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF, Fox ER. Clinical Associations of Vascular Stiffness, Microvascular Dysfunction, and Prevalent Cardiovascular Disease in a Black Cohort: The Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Sep 15; 9(18):e017018.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32873113
  2. Lin H, Sardana M, Zhang Y, Liu C, Trinquart L, Benjamin EJ, Manders ES, Fusco K, Kornej J, Hammond MM, Spartano NL, Pathiravasan CH, Kheterpal V, Nowak C, Borrelli B, Murabito JM, McManus DD. Association of Habitual Physical Activity with Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Circ Res. 2020 Aug 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32842915; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.120.317578;
  3. Weng LC, Hall AW, Choi SH, Jurgens SJ, Haessler J, Bihlmeyer NA, Grarup N, Lin H, Teumer A, Li-Gao R, Yao J, Guo X, Brody JA, Müller-Nurasyid M, Schramm K, Verweij N, van den Berg ME, van Setten J, Isaacs A, Ramírez J, Warren HR, Padmanabhan S, Kors JA, de Boer RA, van der Meer P, Sinner MF, Waldenberger M, Psaty BM, Taylor KD, Völker U, Kanters JK, Li M, Alonso A, Perez MV, Vaartjes I, Bots ML, Huang PL, Heckbert SR, Lin HJ, Kornej J, Munroe PB, van Duijn CM, Asselbergs FW, Stricker BH, van der Harst P, Kääb S, Peters A, Sotoodehnia N, Rotter JI, Mook-Kanamori DO, Dörr M, Felix SB, Linneberg A, Hansen T, Arking DE, Kooperberg C, Benjamin EJ, Lunetta KL, Ellinor PT, Lubitz SA. Genetic Determinants of Electrocardiographic P-wave Duration and Relation to Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2020 Aug 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32822252
  4. Vaze A, Tran KV, Tanriverdi K, Sardana M, Lessard D, Donahue JK, Barton B, Aurigemma G, Lubitz SA, Lin H, Nasr GH, Mandapati A, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Freedman JE, McManus DD. Relations between plasma microRNAs, echocardiographic markers of atrial remodeling, and atrial fibrillation: Data from the Framingham Offspring study. PLoS One. 2020; 15(8):e0236960.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32813736; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0236960;
  5. Vinter N, Huang Q, Fenger-Grøn M, Frost L, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Trends in excess mortality associated with atrial fibrillation over 45 years (Framingham Heart Study): community based cohort study. BMJ. 2020 08 11; 370:m2724.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32784208
  6. Chiu LS, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Benjamin EJ, Mitchell GF, McManus DD, Aragam J, Vasan RS, Cheng S, Long MT. The association of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiac structure and function-Framingham Heart Study. Liver Int. 2020 Jul 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32654390
  7. Uddin SMI, Osei AD, Obisesan OH, El-Shahawy O, Dzaye O, Cainzos-Achirica M, Mirbolouk M, Orimoloye OA, Stokes A, Benjamin EJ, Bhatnagar A, DeFilippis AP, Henry TS, Nasir K, Blaha MJ. Prevalence, Trends, and Distribution of Nicotine and Marijuana use in E-cigarettes among US adults: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2016-2018. Prev Med. 2020 Oct; 139:106175. PMID: 32593733
  8. van der Ende MY, Juarez-Orozco LE, Waardenburg I, Lipsic E, Schurer RAJ, van der Werf HW, Benjamin EJ, van Veldhuisen DJ, Snieder H, van der Harst P. Sex-Based Differences in Unrecognized Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Jul 07; 9(13):e015519. PMID: 32573316
  9. Kornej J, Börschel CS, Benjamin EJ, Schnabel RB. Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation in the 21st Century: Novel Methods and New Insights. Circ Res. 2020 06 19; 127(1):4-20. PMID: 32716709
  10. Oshunbade AA, Yimer WK, Valle KA, Clark D, Kamimura D, White WB, DeFilippis AP, Blaha MJ, Benjamin EJ, O'Brien EC, Mentz RJ, Fox ER, O'Mara CS, Butler J, Correa A, Hall ME. Cigarette Smoking and Incident Stroke in Blacks of the Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Jun 16; 9(12):e014990. PMID: 32517526
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