Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, Named AHA Distinguished Scientist

Please see the recent post from the Department of Medicine for full announcement of Dr. Benjamin’s recognition.

An international leader in the epidemiology & genetics of atrial fibrillation (AF), Dr Emelia Benjamin, is an Executive Committee Member at the Framingham Heart Study, a clinical cardiologist at Boston Medical Center & the inaugural Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Boston University Medical Campus. She has led research fellowships for the American Heart Association since 2013, and is the site Director for Boston University’s Summer Research Experience pathway program for undergraduates underrepresented in biomedical sciences. She has won national awards for research, education, mentoring, and diversity.

Dr. Benjamin is co-leader of the Training portion of the Cancer-Associated Thromboembolism as Affected by Health Disparities (CAT-HD) Center at Boston University. This center was established in response to a Fall 2020 RFA: American Heart Association Disparities in Cardio-Oncology, Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN).