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

Plantinga, Laura C., L Ebony Boulware, Lesley A. Stevens, Miller Edgar R. III, and Neil R. Powe. “Pitfalls in Diagnosing Chronic Kidney Disease From eGFR Reply.” Archives of Internal Medicine 169, no. 12 (June 22, 2009): 1169–1169. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2009.169.

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Washington, Harriet A., Robert B. Baker, Ololade Olakanmi, Todd L. Savitt, Elizabeth A. Jacobs, Eddie Hoover, Matthew K. Wynia, et al. “Segregation, civil rights, and health disparities: the legacy of African American physicians and organized medicine, 1910-1968..” J Natl Med Assoc 101, no. 6 (June 2009): 513–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0027-9684(15)30936-6.

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19585919
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Baker, Robert B., Harriet A. Washington, Ololade Olakanmi, Todd L. Savitt, Elizabeth A. Jacobs, Eddie Hoover, Matthew K. Wynia, et al. “Creating a segregated medical profession: African American physicians and organized medicine, 1846-1910..” J Natl Med Assoc 101, no. 6 (June 2009): 501–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0027-9684(15)30935-4.

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19585918
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Charles, R., L. A. Cooper, N. R. Powe, and L. Boulware. “DETERMINANTS AND BREADTH OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE EDUCATION DELIVERED BY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS TO HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24:53–53. SPRINGER, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Segev, Dorry L., Lauren M. Kucirka, Pooja C. Oberai, Rulan S. Parekh, L Ebony Boulware, Neil R. Powe, and Robert A. Montgomery. “Age and comorbidities are effect modifiers of gender disparities in renal transplantation..” J Am Soc Nephrol 20, no. 3 (March 2009): 621–28. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2008060591.

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19129311
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Segev, Dorry L., Neil R. Powe, Misty U. Troll, Nae-Yuh Wang, Robert A. Montgomery, and L Ebony Boulware. “Factors Influencing Willingness of the General Population To Participate in Kidney Paired Donation..” American Journal of Transplantation 9 (January 1, 2009): 284–284.

Scholars@Duke

Boulware, L. E., K. A. Carson, M. U. Troll, N. R. Powe, and L. A. Cooper. “Perceived Susceptibility to Chronic Kidney Disease among High-risk Patients Seen in Primary Care Practices.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2009, 1–7.

Scholars@Duke

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