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

Waterman, AD, Rodrigue, JR, Purnell, TS, Ladin, K, and Boulware, LE. "Addressing racial and ethnic disparities in live donor kidney transplantation: priorities for research and intervention." Seminars in Nephrology 30, no. 1 (January 2010): 90-98. (Review)

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Melancon, JK, Kucirka, LM, Boulware, LE, Powe, NR, Locke, JE, Montgomery, RA, and Segev, DL. "Impact of Medicare coverage on disparities in access to simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation." American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 9, no. 12 (December 2009): 2785-2791.

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Boulware, LE, Carson, KA, Troll, MU, Powe, NR, and Cooper, LA. "Perceived susceptibility to chronic kidney disease among high-risk patients seen in primary care practices." Journal of General Internal Medicine 24, no. 10 (October 2009): 1123-1129.

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Pazin-Filho, A, Peitz, P, Pianta, T, Carson, KA, Russell, SD, Boulware, LE, and Coresh, J. "Heart failure disease management program experience in 4,545 heart failure admissions to a community hospital." American Heart Journal 158, no. 3 (September 2009): 459-466.

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Charles, RF, Powe, NR, Jaar, BG, Troll, MU, Parekh, RS, and Boulware, LE. "Clinical testing patterns and cost implications of variation in the evaluation of CKD among US physicians." American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 54, no. 2 (August 2009): 227-237.

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Plantinga, LC, Boulware, LE, Stevens, LA, III, MER, and Powe, NR. "Pitfalls in Diagnosing Chronic Kidney Disease From eGFR Reply." Archives of Internal Medicine 169, no. 12 (June 22, 2009): 1169-1169.

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Plantinga, LC, Boulware, LE, Stevens, LA, Miller, ER, and Powe, NR. "In reply." Archives of Internal Medicine 169, no. 12 (June 22, 2009): 1169-null. (Letter)

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Washington, HA, Baker, RB, Olakanmi, O, Savitt, TL, Jacobs, EA, Hoover, E, Wynia, MK, Writing Group on the History of African Americans and the Medical Profession, , Blanchard, J, Boulware, LE, Braddock, C, Corbie-Smith, G, Crawley, L, LaVeist, TA, Maxey, R, Mills, C, Moseley, KL, and Williams, DR. "Segregation, civil rights, and health disparities: the legacy of African American physicians and organized medicine, 1910-1968." Journal of the National Medical Association 101, no. 6 (June 2009): 513-527.

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Baker, RB, Washington, HA, Olakanmi, O, Savitt, TL, Jacobs, EA, Hoover, E, Wynia, MK, Writing Group on the History of African Americans and the Medical Profession, , Blanchard, J, Boulware, LE, Braddock, C, Corbie-Smith, G, Crawley, L, LaVeist, TA, Maxey, R, Mills, C, Moseley, KL, and Williams, DR. "Creating a segregated medical profession: African American physicians and organized medicine, 1846-1910." Journal of the National Medical Association 101, no. 6 (June 2009): 501-512.

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Charles, R, Cooper, LA, Powe, NR, and Boulware, L. "DETERMINANTS AND BREADTH OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE EDUCATION DELIVERED BY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS TO HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS." 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society-of-General-Internal-Medicine. Miami, FL. May 13, 2009 - May 16, 2009.: SPRINGER, April 1, 2009.

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