Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Assistant Provost for Faculty Development

Emelia Benjamin
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory, Framingham Heart Study

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard College, AB
  • Harvard School of Public Health, SM/ScM

Classes Taught

  • 2 experiential semin
  • DOM

Publications

  • Published on 5/22/2019

    Conner SC, Sullivan LM, Benjamin EJ, LaValley MP, Galea S, Trinquart L. Adjusted restricted mean survival times in observational studies. Stat Med. 2019 May 22. PMID: 31119770.

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  • Published on 5/16/2019

    Di Frances CD, Childs E, Fetterman JL, Villanti AC, Stanton CA, Russo AR, Hirsch GA, Solis AC, Benjamin EJ. Implementing and Evaluating a Mentor Training to Improve Support for Early-Career Scholars in Tobacco Regulatory Science. Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 May 16. PMID: 31095330.

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  • Published on 5/7/2019

    Andersson C, Johnson AD, Benjamin EJ, Levy D, Vasan RS. 70-year legacy of the Framingham Heart Study. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2019 May 07. PMID: 31065045.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Linares JD, Jackson LR, Dawood FZ, Swett K, Benjamin EJ, Schneiderman N, Soliman EZ, Cai J, Alonso A, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Talavera GA, Daubert JP, Daviglus ML, Rodriguez CJ. Prevalence of atrial fibrillation and association with clinical, sociocultural, and ancestral correlates among Hispanic/Latinos: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Heart Rhythm. 2019 May; 16(5):686-693. PMID: 31036248.

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  • Published on 4/29/2019

    Wilechansky RM, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Benjamin EJ, Long MT. Relations of liver fat with prevalent and incident chronic kidney disease in the Framingham Heart Study: A secondary analysis. Liver Int. 2019 Apr 29. PMID: 31033142.

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  • Published on 4/2/2019

    Long MT, Ko D, Arnold LM, Trinquart L, Sherer JA, Keppel SS, Benjamin EJ, Helm RH. Gastrointestinal and liver diseases and atrial fibrillation: a review of the literature. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2019; 12:1756284819832237. PMID: 30984290.

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  • Published on 3/19/2019

    Ko D, Benson MD, Ngo D, Yang Q, Larson MG, Wang TJ, Trinquart L, McManus DD, Lubitz SA, Ellinor PT, Vasan RS, Gerszten RE, Benjamin EJ, Lin H. Proteomics Profiling and Risk of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation: Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Mar 19; 8(6):e010976. PMID: 30841775.

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  • Published on 3/18/2019

    Watson M, Dardari Z, Kianoush S, Hall ME, DeFilippis AP, Keith RJ, Benjamin EJ, Rodriguez CJ, Bhatnagar A, Lima JA, Butler J, Blaha MJ, Rifai MA. Relation Between Cigarette Smoking and Heart Failure (from the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Am J Cardiol. 2019 Jun 15; 123(12):1972-1977. PMID: 30967285.

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  • Published on 3/8/2019

    Osei AD, Mirbolouk M, Orimoloye OA, Dzaye O, Uddin SMI, Benjamin EJ, Hall ME, DeFilippis AP, Stokes A, Bhatnagar A, Nasir K, Blaha MJ. Association Between E-Cigarette Use and Cardiovascular Disease Among Never and Current Combustible-Cigarette Smokers. Am J Med. 2019 Mar 08. PMID: 30853474.

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  • Published on 3/5/2019

    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 03 05; 139(10):e56-e528. PMID: 30700139.

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