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

MD, Case Western Reserve University



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 Ethnic and Racial group, 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, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update..
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.

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
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


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


American Heart Association Tobacco Regulatory Science Center (A-TRAC 2.0)
09/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI
2U54HL120163-06

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

FHS-NEXT - Framingham Novel EXam using Technology
11/01/2018 - 11/30/2022 (Co-PI)
PI: Joanne M. Murabito, MD
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
1R01HL141434-01A1

Winter 2018 CENTER strategically focused Atrial Fibrillation Research Network
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
American Heart Association


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

American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC) - Core D: Research Training and Education Core
07/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI
5P50HL120163-05

Jackson Heart Study Renewal - Field Center
08/16/2013 - 08/12/2018 (PI)
University of Mississippi Medical Center NIH NHLBI


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 FHS-NEXT - Framingham Novel EXam using Technology 1R01HL141434-01A1
2018 AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses 5R01HL128914-04 54
2018 IDENTIFICATION OF COMMON GENETIC VARIANTS FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND PR INTERVAL 2R01HL092577-10 164
2017 Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval 5R01HL092577-09 164
2017 Research Training and Education Core (Core D) 5P50HL120163-05-8150 59
2016 AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses 5R01HL128914-02 54
2016 Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval 4R01HL092577-08 164
2016 Research Training and Education Core (Core D) 4P50HL120163-04-8150 59
2015 AFGen Consortium: Atrial Fibrillation Genomics to Functional Analyses 1R01HL128914-01 54
2015 Identification of Common Genetic Variants for Atrial Fibrillation and PR Interval 5R01HL092577-07 164
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  1. Clark D, Cain LR, Blaha MJ, DeFilippis AP, Mentz RJ, Kamimura D, White WB, Butler KR, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Butler J, Correa A, Benjamin EJ, Hall ME. Cigarette Smoking and Subclinical Peripheral Arterial Disease in Blacks of the Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Feb 05; 8(3):e010674. PMID: 30672360.
     
  2. Berry KM, Fetterman JL, Benjamin EJ, Bhatnagar A, Barrington-Trimis JL, Leventhal AM, Stokes A. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Subsequent Initiation of Tobacco Cigarettes in US Youths. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Feb 01; 2(2):e187794.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30707232.
     
  3. Benjamin EJ, Muntner P, Alonso A, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Chang AR, Cheng S, Das SR, Delling FN, Djousse L, Elkind MSV, Ferguson JF, Fornage M, Jordan LC, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Kwan TW, Lackland DT, Lewis TT, Lichtman JH, Longenecker CT, Loop MS, Lutsey PL, Martin SS, Matsushita K, Moran AE, Mussolino ME, O'Flaherty M, Pandey A, Perak AM, Rosamond WD, Roth GA, Sampson UKA, Satou GM, Schroeder EB, Shah SH, Spartano NL, Stokes A, Tirschwell DL, Tsao CW, Turakhia MP, VanWagner LB, Wilkins JT, Wong SS, Virani SS. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019 Jan 31; CIR0000000000000659.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30700139.
     
  4. Ellervik C, Roselli C, Christophersen IE, Alonso A, Pietzner M, Sitlani CM, Trompet S, Arking DE, Geelhoed B, Guo X, Kleber ME, Lin HJ, Lin H, MacFarlane P, Selvin E, Shaffer C, Smith AV, Verweij N, Weiss S, Cappola AR, Dörr M, Gudnason V, Heckbert S, Mooijaart S, März W, Psaty BM, Ridker PM, Roden D, Stott DJ, Völzke H, Benjamin EJ, Delgado G, Ellinor P, Homuth G, Köttgen A, Jukema JW, Lubitz SA, Mora S, Rienstra M, Rotter JI, Shoemaker MB, Sotoodehnia N, Taylor KD, van der Harst P, Albert CM, Chasman DI. Assessment of the Relationship Between Genetic Determinants of Thyroid Function and Atrial Fibrillation: A Mendelian Randomization Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Jan 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30673084; DOI: 10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4635;.
     
  5. Karnik AA, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Breast cancer and atrial fibrillation-A malignant combination? Heart Rhythm. 2019 Jan 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30709773; DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2018.11.016;.
     
  6. Weir IR, Marshall GD, Schneider JI, Sherer JA, Lord EM, Gyawali B, Paasche-Orlow MK, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Interpretation of time-to-event outcomes in randomized trials: an online randomized experiment. Ann Oncol. 2019 Jan 01; 30(1):96-102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30335127.
     
  7. 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. 2019 Jan 01; 74(1):81-88.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30010802.
     
  8. Choi SH, Weng LC, Roselli C, Lin H, Haggerty CM, Shoemaker MB, Barnard J, Arking DE, Chasman DI, Albert CM, Chaffin M, Tucker NR, Smith JD, Gupta N, Gabriel S, Margolin L, Shea MA, Shaffer CM, Yoneda ZT, Boerwinkle E, Smith NL, Silverman EK, Redline S, Vasan RS, Burchard EG, Gogarten SM, Laurie C, Blackwell TW, Abecasis G, Carey DJ, Fornwalt BK, Smelser DT, Baras A, Dewey FE, Jaquish CE, Papanicolaou GJ, Sotoodehnia N, Van Wagoner DR, Psaty BM, Kathiresan S, Darbar D, Alonso A, Heckbert SR, Chung MK, Roden DM, Benjamin EJ, Murray MF, Lunetta KL, Lubitz SA, Ellinor PT. Association Between Titin Loss-of-Function Variants and Early-Onset Atrial Fibrillation. JAMA. 2018 12 11; 320(22):2354-2364.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30535219; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.18179;.
     
  9. Pulit SL, Weng LC, McArdle PF, Trinquart L, Choi SH, Mitchell BD, Rosand J, de Bakker PIW, Benjamin EJ, Ellinor PT, Kittner SJ, Lubitz SA, Anderson CD. Atrial fibrillation genetic risk differentiates cardioembolic stroke from other stroke subtypes. Neurol Genet. 2018 Dec; 4(6):e293.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30584597.
     
  10. Fricker ZP, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Vasan RS, Hoffmann U, Benjamin EJ, Long MT. Liver Fat is Associated With Markers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Analysis of Data From the Framingham Heart Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30476583.
     
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