L. Ebony Boulware, MD

Professor 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

Ebony Boulware, MD MPH is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Vice Dean for Translational Science and Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research in the School of Medicine at Duke University. She 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.

Dr. Boulware attended medical school at Duke University, followed by residency and a year as chief resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland. She then completed a Research Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins, where she remained on faculty for over 10 years. In 2013, she was appointed Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Duke Department of Medicine. In 2015, she was appointed the Director of Duke’s Clinical and Translational Science Award. Subsequently, she became the inaugural Director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Dr. Boulware has spent the majority of her scholarly career investigating mechanisms to improve the quality and equity of care and health outcomes of patients and populations with chronic diseases such as chronic kidney disease and hypertension. Dr. Boulware’s 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 120 manuscripts and she has mentored numerous students, fellows, and faculty members in clinical research. Dr. Boulware frequently engages community members, patients, their family members, and other stakeholders to develop and implement relevant and sustainable interventions to improve health. 

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

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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Riley, Isaretta L., Beverly Murphy, Zayd Razouki, Jerry A. Krishnan, Andrea Apter, Sande Okelo, Monica Kraft, Cindy Feltner, Loretta G. Que, and L Ebony Boulware. “A Systematic Review of Patient- and Family-Level Inhaled Corticosteroid Adherence Interventions in Black/African Americans..” J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 7, no. 4 (April 2019): 1184-1193.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2018.10.036.

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30395992
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Cabacungan, A. N., C. J. Diamantidis, J. St Clair Russell, T. S. Strigo, I. Pounds, A. Alkon, J. A. Riley, et al. “Development of a Telehealth Intervention to Improve Access to Live Donor Kidney Transplantation..” Transplant Proc 51, no. 3 (April 2019): 665–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.12.032.

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30979449
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Lunyera, Joseph, Clemontina A. Davenport, Chandra L. Jackson, Dayna A. Johnson, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Mario Sims, Julia J. Scialla, et al. “Evaluation of Allostatic Load as a Mediator of Sleep and Kidney Outcomes in Black Americans..” Kidney Int Rep 4, no. 3 (March 2019): 425–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2018.12.005.

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30899870
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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, January 29, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jrn.2018.12.004.

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30709714
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Diamantidis, Clarissa J., Clemontina A. Davenport, Joseph Lunyera, Nrupen Bhavsar, Julia Scialla, Rasheeda Hall, Crystal Tyson, et al. “Low use of routine medical care among African Americans with high CKD risk: the Jackson Heart Study..” Bmc Nephrol 20, no. 1 (January 10, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-018-1190-0.

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30630437
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