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

Boulware, LE, Hill-Briggs, F, Kraus, ES, Melancon, JK, Senga, M, Evans, KE, Troll, MU, Ephraim, P, Jaar, BG, Myers, DI, McGuire, R, Falcone, B, Bonhage, B, and Powe, NR. "Identifying and addressing barriers to African American and non-African American families' discussions about preemptive living related kidney transplantation." Progress in Transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) 21, no. 2 (June 2011): 97-105.

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21736237
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Greer, RC, Auguste, P, Ephraim, P, Sheu, J, Crews, D, Lamprea, J, Olufade, T, Purnell, T, Powe, N, Rabb, H, Jaar, B, and Boulware, LE. "QUALITY OF EVIDENCE INFORMING PATIENTS' CHOICE OF RENAL REPLACEMENT MODALITY." Journal of General Internal Medicine 26 (May 1, 2011): S310-S310.

Scholars@Duke

Boulware, LE, Ephraim, P, Hill-Briggs, F, Kraus, E, Melancon, J, Kolotos, M, Jaar, B, McGuire, R, Falcone, B, Boyer, L, and Powe, N. "Effectiveness of Educational and Behavioral Interventions To Improve Pursuit of Pre-Emptive Living-Related Kidney Transplantation: The Talking about Live Kidney Donation (TALK) Study." American Transplant Congress. Philadelphia, PA. 2011.: WILEY-BLACKWELL, April 1, 2011.

Scholars@Duke

Boulware, LE, Ephraim, P, Hill-Briggs, F, Kraus, E, Melancon, J, Kolotos, M, Jaar, B, McGuire, R, Falcone, B, Boyer, L, and Powe, N. "Effectiveness of Educational and Behavioral Interventions To Improve Pursuit of Pre-Emptive Living-Related Kidney Transplantation: The Talking about Live Kidney Donation (TALK) Study." American Transplant Congress. Philadelphia, PA. 2011.: WILEY-BLACKWELL, April 1, 2011.

Scholars@Duke

Greer, RC, Cooper, LA, Crews, DC, Powe, NR, and Boulware, LE. "Quality of patient-physician discussions about CKD in primary care: a cross-sectional study." American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 57, no. 4 (April 2011): 583-591.

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21131116
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Evans, K, Coresh, J, Bash, LD, Gary-Webb, T, Köttgen, A, Carson, K, and Boulware, LE. "Race differences in access to health care and disparities in incident chronic kidney disease in the US." Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation : Official Publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association European Renal Association 26, no. 3 (March 2011): 899-908.

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20688771
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Diamantidis, CJ, Powe, NR, Jaar, BG, Greer, RC, Troll, MU, and Boulware, LE. "Primary care-specialist collaboration in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Cjasn 6, no. 2 (February 2011): 334-343.

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21212420
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Greer, RC, Powe, NR, Jaar, BG, Troll, MU, and Boulware, LE. "Effect of primary care physicians' use of estimated glomerular filtration rate on the timing of their subspecialty referral decisions." Bmc Nephrology 12 (January 14, 2011): 1-null.

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21235763
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Fan, PY, Ashby, VB, Fuller, DS, Boulware, LE, Kao, A, Norman, SP, Randall, HB, Young, C, Kalbfleisch, JD, and Leichtman, AB. "Access and outcomes among minority transplant patients, 1999-2008, with a focus on determinants of kidney graft survival: Special feature." American Journal of Transplantation 10, no. 4 PART 2 (April 1, 2010): 1090-1107.

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Fan, P-Y, Ashby, VB, Fuller, DS, Boulware, LE, Kao, A, Norman, SP, Randall, HB, Young, C, Kalbfleisch, JD, and Leichtman, AB. "Access and outcomes among minority transplant patients, 1999-2008, with a focus on determinants of kidney graft survival." American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 10, no. 4 Pt 2 (April 2010): 1090-1107.

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20420655
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