L. Ebony Boulware, MD

Professor of Medicine
Eleanor Easley Chair in the School 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

Charles, R. F., N. R. Powe, M. U. Troll, and L. E. Boulware. “Primary care providers desired role and comfort level in managing patients with chronic kidney disease.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23:380–380. SPRINGER, 2008.

Scholars@Duke

Charles, R. F., N. R. Powe, M. U. Troll, and L. E. Boulware. “Differences in GFR and creatinine-based referral patterns by US primary care physicians.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23:281–281. SPRINGER, 2008.

Scholars@Duke

Jaar, Bernard G., Rasha Khatib, Laura Plantinga, L Ebony Boulware, and Neil R. Powe. “Principles of screening for chronic kidney disease..” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3, no. 2 (March 2008): 601–9. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.02540607.

PMID
18032791
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Boulware, L. E., M. U. Troll, N. -. Y. Wang, and N. R. Powe. “Perceived transparency and fairness of the organ allocation system and willingness to donate organs: a national study..” Am J Transplant 7, no. 7 (July 2007): 1778–87. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-6143.2007.01848.x.

PMID
17524080
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Plantinga, Laura C., Nancy E. Fink, Eric B. Bass, L Ebony Boulware, Klemens B. Meyer, and Neil R. Powe. “Preferences for current health and their association with outcomes in patients with kidney disease..” Med Care 45, no. 3 (March 2007): 230–37. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.mlr.0000250260.28692.9b.

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17304080
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Boulware, L Ebony, Spyridon Marinopoulos, Karran A. Phillips, Constance W. Hwang, Kenric Maynor, Dan Merenstein, Renee F. Wilson, et al. “Systematic review: the value of the periodic health evaluation..” Ann Intern Med 146, no. 4 (February 20, 2007): 289–300. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-146-4-200702200-00008.

PMID
17310053
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Walton-Moss, Benita, L Ebony Boulware, Matthew Cooper, Laura Taylor, Kathryn Dane, and Marie T. Nolan. “Prospective pilot study of living kidney donor decision-making and outcomes..” Clin Transplant 21, no. 1 (January 2007): 86–93. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0012.2006.00588.x.

PMID
17302596
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Boulware, L. E., M. U. Troll, N. Y. Wang, and N. R. Powe. “Public attitudes toward incentives for organ donation: a national study of different racial/ethnic and income groups..” Am J Transplant 6, no. 11 (November 2006): 2774–85. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-6143.2006.01532.x.

PMID
16952292
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Boulware, L Ebony, Misty U. Troll, Bernard G. Jaar, Donna I. Myers, and Neil R. Powe. “Identification and referral of patients with progressive CKD: a national study..” Am J Kidney Dis 48, no. 2 (August 2006): 192–204. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2006.04.073.

PMID
16860184
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