Emelia Benjamin, MD, ScM

Emelia Benjamin, MD, ScM

Dr. Benjamin is a Boston University Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and is a foremost international expert on the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation (AF). She co-leads the National Heart Lung and Blood Institutes AF Research Working Group, defining future research directions. A Framingham Study investigator, she has been NIH funded since 1998 on grants related to AF, vascular function, inflammation, mobile health, and chronic pain. She has published >800 peer-reviewed articles and is a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher since 2014 (h index=198). She was inducted into the Association of American Physicians in 2021. She has volunteered for the American Heart Association (AHA) since the 1990s and has led diverse research fellowships for the AHA since 2013.

She is the inaugural Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Boston University Medical Campus and co-designed and facilitates multiple longitudinal faculty development programs. She has won national awards for research, education, mentoring, and diversity, including the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine’s 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Award.

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