L. Ebony Boulware, MD

Professor of Medicine
Eleanor Easley Chair in the School of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine
Director, Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award
Vice Dean for Translational Sciences
Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Professor Track - V in Population Health Sciences
Affiliate of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research
Campus mail 200 Morris Street, 3rd Floor, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 681-4653
Email address ebony.boulware@duke.edu

Dr. Boulware is a general internist and clinical epidemiologist. She studies mechanisms to improve the quality and equity of health care and health outcomes for patients and populations with chronic diseases including kidney disease and hypertension. Much of her work focuses on how the characteristics of patients, health care providers, and health care organizations contribute to patients’ health outcomes, and importantly, inequities in health outcomes. Boulware frequently directly engages patients, their family members, community members, and other stakeholders in her work. As Director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Boulware spends a great deal of her effort developing new ways scientists at Duke and across the nation can speed the pace at which the benefits of scientific discoveries reach patients, their families, and their communities.

Dr. Boulware received an A.B. from Vassar College, an M.D. from Duke University, and a M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research has been funded by numerous organizations, including the National Institutes for Health, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and foundations. She has published over 130 manuscripts and she has mentored numerous students, fellows, and faculty members in clinical research. 

Education and Training

  • Research Fellow, General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999 - 2002
  • Chief Resident, General Internal Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1998 - 1999
  • Residency, General Internal Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1996 - 1998
  • Internship, General Internal Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1995 - 1996
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, 1999
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1995

Publications

Grams, Morgan E., Aditya Surapaneni, Shoshana H. Ballew, Lawrence J. Appel, Eric Boerwinkle, L Ebony Boulware, Teresa K. Chen, et al. “APOL1 Kidney Risk Variants and Cardiovascular Disease: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis..” J Am Soc Nephrol 30, no. 10 (October 2019): 2027–36. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2019030240.

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31383730
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Tyson, Crystal C., Clemontina A. Davenport, Pao-Hwa Lin, Julia J. Scialla, Rasheeda Hall, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Joseph Lunyera, et al. “DASH Diet and Blood Pressure Among Black Americans With and Without CKD: The Jackson Heart Study..” Am J Hypertens 32, no. 10 (September 24, 2019): 975–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpz090.

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31187128
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Boulware, L Ebony, Virginia Wang, and Neil R. Powe. “Improving Access to Kidney Transplantation: Business as Usual or New Ways of Doing Business?.” Jama 322, no. 10 (September 10, 2019): 931–33. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.12784.

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31503296
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Song, Annie Y., Deidra C. Crews, Patti L. Ephraim, Dingfen Han, Raquel C. Greer, LaPricia Lewis Boyér, Jessica Ameling, et al. “Sociodemographic and Kidney Disease Correlates of Nutrient Intakes Among Urban African Americans With Uncontrolled Hypertension..” J Ren Nutr 29, no. 5 (September 2019): 399–406. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jrn.2018.12.004.

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30709714
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Hall, Rasheeda K., Clemontina A. Davenport, Mario Sims, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, Tiffany Washington, Jennifer St Clair Russell, Jane Pendergast, et al. “Association of functional and structural social support with chronic kidney disease among African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study..” Bmc Nephrol 20, no. 1 (July 15, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-019-1432-9.

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31307430
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DePasquale, N., A. Cabacungan, P. L. Ephraim, L. P. Lewis-Boyér, N. R. Powe, and L. E. Boulware. “Family Members’ Experiences With Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation.” Kidney Medicine 1, no. 4 (July 1, 2019): 171–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xkme.2019.06.001.

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Lunyera, Joseph, Clemontina A. Davenport, Jane Pendergast, Solomon K. Musani, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Mario Sims, Stanford Mwasongwe, et al. “Modifiers of Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes in Black Americans: The Jackson Heart Study.,” June 1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2018-01747.

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30668751
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Green, Jamie, Patti Ephraim, Felicia Hill-Briggs, Teri Browne, George Jackson, Chelsie Hauer, Tara Strigo, et al. “VALUES CLARIFICATION TO SUPPORT SHARED DECISION MAKING ABOUT KIDNEY FAILURE TREATMENT OPTIONS.” In American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 73:677–677. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Green, Jamie, Patti Ephraim, Felicia Hill-Briggs, Teri Browne, George Jackson, Chelsie Hauer, Tara Strigo, et al. “CLINICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF A CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) REGISTRY WITH RISK PREDICTION.” In American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 73:677–677. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Lewinski, Allison A., Uptal D. Patel, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Megan Oakes, Khaula Baloch, Matthew J. Crowley, Jonathan Wilson, et al. “Addressing Diabetes and Poorly Controlled Hypertension: Pragmatic mHealth Self-Management Intervention..” J Med Internet Res 21, no. 4 (April 9, 2019). https://doi.org/10.2196/12541.

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30964439
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