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 PRROPS: Pathways of Risk and Resilience for Overlapping Pain and Sensitization 1R01NS121419-01
2021 Pain in community-based older African American Adults: The Jackson Heart Study 5R01AG066914-02
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 Pain in community-based older African American Adults: The Jackson Heart Study 1R01AG066914-01A1
2020 CAPSITE: Community Assessment of Pain and Sensitization in the Elderly 1R01AG066010-01
2020 FHS-NEXT - Framingham Novel EXam using Technology 5R01HL141434-02 5
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  1. Khurshid S, Mars N, Haggerty CM, Huang Q, Weng LC, Hartzel DN, Lunetta KL, Ashburner JM, Anderson CD, Benjamin EJ, Salomaa V, Ellinor PT, Fornwalt BK, Ripatti S, Trinquart L, Lubitz SA. Predictive Accuracy of a Clinical and Genetic Risk Model for Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2021 Aug 31; CIRCGEN121003355.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34463125
  2. Cooper LL, Rong J, Larson MG, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF. Discrepancies in Observed and Predicted Longitudinal Change in Central Hemodynamic Measures: The Framingham Heart Study. Hypertension. 2021 Aug 09; HYPERTENSIONAHA12117558.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34365810
  3. Vinter N, Frost L, Benjamin EJ. Heart failure and atrial fibrillation - does heart failure subtype matter? Int J Cardiol. 2021 Aug 06. PMID: 34371032
  4. Benjamin EJ, Al-Khatib SM, Desvigne-Nickens P, Alonso A, Djoussé L, Forman DE, Gillis AM, Hendriks JML, Hills MT, Kirchhof P, Link MS, Marcus GM, Mehra R, Murray KT, Parkash R, Piña IL, Redline S, Rienstra M, Sanders P, Somers VK, Van Wagoner DR, Wang PJ, Cooper LS, Go AS. Research Priorities in the Secondary Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation: A National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Virtual Workshop Report. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Aug 17; 10(16):e021566. PMID: 34351783
  5. Kornej J, Huang Q, Preis SR, Lubitz SA, Ko D, Murabito JM, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Temporal trends in cause-specific mortality among individuals with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in the Framingham Heart Study. BMC Med. 2021 Jul 29; 19(1):170.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34320976; PMCID: PMC8320026; DOI: 10.1186/s12916-021-02037-x;
  6. Choi SH, Jurgens SJ, Haggerty CM, Hall AW, Halford JL, Morrill VN, Weng LC, Lagerman B, Mirshahi T, Pettinger M, Guo X, Lin HJ, Alonso A, Soliman EZ, Kornej J, Lin H, Moscati A, Nadkarni GN, Brody JA, Wiggins KL, Cade BE, Lee J, Austin-Tse C, Blackwell T, Chaffin MD, Lee CJ, Rehm HL, Roselli C, Redline S, Mitchell BD, Sotoodehnia N, Psaty BM, Heckbert SR, Loos RJF, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Correa A, Boerwinkle E, Arking DE, Rotter JI, Rich SS, Whitsel EA, Perez M, Kooperberg C, Fornwalt BK, Lunetta KL, Ellinor PT, Lubitz SA. Rare Coding Variants Associated With Electrocardiographic Intervals Identify Monogenic Arrhythmia Susceptibility Genes: A Multi-Ancestry Analysis. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2021 Aug; 14(4):e003300.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34319147; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.120.003300;
  7. Tyagi S, Friedland DR, Rein L, Tarima SS, Mueller C, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Hamburg NM, Widlansky ME. Abnormal hearing patterns are not associated with endothelium-dependent vasodilation and carotid intima-media thickness: The Framingham Heart Study. Vasc Med. 2021 Jul 21; 1358863X211025087.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34286655
  8. Childs E, Remein CD, Bhasin RM, Harris AC, Day A, Sullivan LM, Coleman DL, Benjamin EJ. How to Launch and Continually Enhance an Effective Medical Campus Faculty Development Program: Steps for Implementation and Lessons Learned. J Healthc Leadersh. 2021; 13:147-156.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34262383; PMCID: PMC8275133; DOI: 10.2147/JHL.S308608;
  9. Cooper LL, Wang N, Beiser AS, Romero JR, Aparicio HJ, Lioutas VA, Benjamin EJ, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF, Seshadri S, Hamburg NM. Digital Peripheral Arterial Tonometry and Cardiovascular Disease Events: The Framingham Heart Study. Stroke. 2021 Aug; 52(9):2866-2873.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34192894; PMCID: PMC8378441; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031102;
  10. 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 07 01; 42(25):2472-2483.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34037209; PMCID: PMC8291334; DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehab250;
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