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

Crews, DC, Greer, RC, Fadrowski, JJ, Choi, MJ, Doggett, D, Segal, JB, Fawole, KA, Crawford, PR, and Boulware, LE. "Setting an agenda for comparative effectiveness systematic reviews in CKD care." Bmc Nephrology 13 (August 2012): 74-null. (Letter)

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22853705
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Sheu, J, Ephraim, PL, Powe, NR, Rabb, H, Senga, M, Evans, KE, Jaar, BG, Crews, DC, Greer, RC, and Boulware, LE. "African American and non-African American patients' and families' decision making about renal replacement therapies." Qualitative Health Research 22, no. 7 (July 2012): 997-1006.

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22645225
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Flynn, SJ, Ephraim, P, Lewis-Boyer, L, Barbers, JM, Ameling, J, Bone, L, Levine, D, Hill-Briggs, F, Roter, D, Wolff, JL, Purnell, L, Fisher, A, and Boulware, LE. "TAILORING SUSTAINABLE PATIENT AND FAMILY INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE RACE DISPARITIES IN HYPERTENSION AMONG URBAN AFRICAN AMERICANS." Journal of General Internal Medicine 27 (July 1, 2012): S312-S313.

Scholars@Duke

Purnell, TS, Hall, YN, and Boulware, LE. "Understanding and overcoming barriers to living kidney donation among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States." Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 19, no. 4 (July 2012): 244-251. (Review)

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22732044
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Jonassaint, N, and Boulware, LE. "What Factors Explain Excess Risk of Death among Black Liver Transplant Recipients?." American Transplant Congress. Boston, MA. May 2012.: WILEY-BLACKWELL, May 1, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Jonassaint, N, and Boulware, LE. "What Factors Explain Excess Risk of Death among Black Liver Transplant Recipients?." American Transplant Congress. Boston, MA. May 2012.: WILEY-BLACKWELL, May 1, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Purnell, TS, Powe, NR, Troll, MU, Wang, N-Y, LaVeist, TA, and Boulware, LE. "Donor designation: racial and ethnic differences in US nondesignators' preferred methods for disclosing intent to donate organs." Transplant International : Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation 24, no. 10 (October 2011): 999-1007.

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21777299
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Boulware, LE, Hill-Briggs, F, Kraus, ES, Melancon, JK, McGuire, R, Bonhage, B, Senga, M, Ephraim, P, Evans, KE, Falcone, B, Troll, MU, Depasquale, N, and Powe, NR. "Protocol of a randomized controlled trial of culturally sensitive interventions to improve African Americans' and non-African Americans' early, shared, and informed consideration of live kidney transplantation: the Talking About Live Kidney Donation (TALK) Study." Bmc Nephrology 12 (July 8, 2011): 34-null.

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21736762
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Crews, DC, Boulware, LE, Gansevoort, RT, and Jaar, BG. "Albuminuria: is it time to screen the general population?." Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 18, no. 4 (July 2011): 249-257. (Review)

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21782131
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Blecker, S, Matsushita, K, Köttgen, A, Loehr, LR, Bertoni, AG, Boulware, LE, and Coresh, J. "High-normal albuminuria and risk of heart failure in the community." American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 58, no. 1 (July 2011): 47-55.

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21549463
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