Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at BUSM and BUSPH, and a clinical cardiologist at BMC, has been promoted from Assistant to Associate Provost, BUMC Faculty Development.
Dr. Benjamin is deeply engaged in the professional development of health care professionals and has a fundamental commitment to mentoring majority and underrepresented early-career, mid-career, and established investigators in epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, and academic health sciences. She was appointed Assistant Provost for Faculty Development in 2015. Dr. Benjamin has co-developed and led faculty development efforts on the Medical Campus with her colleagues at GSDM, BUSPH and BUSM over the last 11 years, during which time more than 560 faculty have participated in the various programs. In addition, she has conducted more than 600 faculty career consultations since 2015. She currently serves as primary mentor or co-primary mentor on 7 NIH Ks.
Dr. Benjamin is a co-PI of the Framingham Heart Study core contract, and PI or Multi-PI of 11 RO1s since 1998, including a MPI grant on the genetics of atrial fibrillation. She has published more than 620 original research articles and is listed on the Thomson Reuters List of Highly Cited Researchers (top 1 percent) in medicine.
She is the recipient of multiple honors, including the 2020 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Paul Dudley White Award, the AHA Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award, the AHA Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Mentoring Award, the 2020 Boston Medical Center Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence, and the Department of Medicine mentoring and inpatient teaching awards. This year Dr. Benjamin is being inducted into the Association of American Physicians.