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

Purnell, TS, Auguste, P, Crews, DC, Lamprea-Montealegre, J, Olufade, T, Greer, R, Ephraim, P, Sheu, J, Kostecki, D, Powe, NR, Rabb, H, Jaar, B, and Boulware, LE. "Comparison of life participation activities among adults treated by hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation: a systematic review." American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 62, no. 5 (November 2013): 953-973. (Review)

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23725972
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Purnell, TS, Powe, NR, Troll, MU, Wang, N-Y, Haywood, C, LaVeist, TA, and Boulware, LE. "Measuring and explaining racial and ethnic differences in willingness to donate live kidneys in the United States." Clinical Transplantation 27, no. 5 (September 2013): 673-683.

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23902226
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Wu, AW, Kharrazi, H, Boulware, LE, and Snyder, CF. "Measure once, cut twice - Adding patient-reported outcome measures to the electronic health record for comparative effectiveness research." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 66, no. 8 SUPPL.8 (August 1, 2013).

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Wu, AW, Kharrazi, H, Boulware, LE, and Snyder, CF. "Measure once, cut twice--adding patient-reported outcome measures to the electronic health record for comparative effectiveness research." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 66, no. 8 Suppl (August 2013): S12-S20.

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23849145
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Purnell, TS, Powe, NR, Troll, MU, Wang, N-Y, Lee, MR, Dy, SM, Cooper, LA, and Boulware, LE. "THE GENERAL PUBLIC'S COMFORT WITH DECEASED ORGAN DONATION DISCUSSION IN PRIMARY CARE SETTINGS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERVENTION." 36th Annual Meeting of the Society-of-General-Internal-Medicine. Denver, CO. April 24, 2013 - April 27, 2013.: SPRINGER, June 1, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Jonassaint, NL, Yenokyan, G, and Boulware, LE. "Has the Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) Improved Racial Disparities in Graft Survival for Liver Transplant Recipients?." Digestive Disease Week / 28th Annual Residents and Fellows Research Conference of the Society-for-Surgery-of-the-Alimentary-Tract (SSAT). Orlando, FL. May 18, 2013 - May 21, 2013.: W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, May 1, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Harvey, VM, Paul, J, Beresovsky, V, and Boulware, L. "Ethnic and racial disparities in the use of office-based dermatology visits among the insured, 2005-2010." International Investigative Dermatology Meeting. Edinburgh, SCOTLAND. May 8, 2013 - May 11, 2013.: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, May 1, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Harvey, VM, Paul, J, Beresovsky, V, and Boulware, L. "Ethnic and racial disparities in the use of office-based dermatology visits among the insured, 2005-2010." International Investigative Dermatology Meeting. Edinburgh, SCOTLAND. May 8, 2013 - May 11, 2013.: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, May 1, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Boulware, LE, Hill-Briggs, F, Kraus, ES, Melancon, JK, Falcone, B, Ephraim, PL, Jaar, BG, Gimenez, L, Choi, M, Senga, M, Kolotos, M, Lewis-Boyer, L, Cook, C, Light, L, DePasquale, N, Noletto, T, and Powe, NR. "Effectiveness of educational and social worker interventions to activate patients' discussion and pursuit of preemptive living donor kidney transplantation: a randomized controlled trial." American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 61, no. 3 (March 2013): 476-486.

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23089512
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DePasquale, N, Ephraim, PL, Ameling, J, Lewis-Boyér, L, Crews, DC, Greer, RC, Rabb, H, Powe, NR, Jaar, BG, Gimenez, L, Auguste, P, Jenckes, M, and Boulware, LE. "Selecting renal replacement therapies: what do African American and non-African American patients and their families think others should know? A mixed methods study." Bmc Nephrology 14 (January 14, 2013): 9-null.

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23317336
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