Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA
Co-Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory, Framingham Heart Study
Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Diversity, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

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Framingham, MA 01702-5827
Phone: 617-638-8968
Fax: 508-626-1262
Email: emelia@bu.edu

Dr. Benjamin is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and a clinical cardiologist at Boston University Medical Center. She has been associated with the Framingham Study since 1988. In June of 1990, Dr. Benjamin completed an Echocardiography Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a Master's Degree in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. At the Framingham Study, Dr. Benjamin serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the main contract; Joint-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee and a Member of the Executive and Research Committees, and Director of Noninvasive Vascular testing.

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988 on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of atrial fibrillation, cardiac risk factors for stroke, echocardiography, vascular function and systemic inflammation. She is Principal Investigator on grants related to the genetics of atrial fibrillation (2R01HL092577, multi-PI) and the Research Training and Education Core (Core D) for the American Heart Association (AHA)-Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (1P50-HL120163). She is PI on a subcontract to the Jackson Heart Study to facilitate early investigator professional development. Click here for details of her grant funding and publication record.

She is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, where she designed and leads the early and midcareer faculty development programs. She has won institutional and 2 National American Heart Association awards for her mentoring. An active AHA volunteer, both locally and nationally, she received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award.