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 Community and Family Medicine
Affiliate of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research
Campus mail 411 West Chapel Hill St, Box 104427, Durham, NC 27710
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 moved to Duke University as the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Duke Department of Medicine. In 2015, she became the Director of Duke’s Clinical and Translational Science Award and subsequently the 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 100 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, Cooper, LA, Ratner, LE, LaVeist, TA, and Powe, NR. "Race and trust in the health care system." Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) 118, no. 4 (July 2003): 358-365.

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12815085
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Golden, S, Boulware, LE, Berkenblit, G, Brancati, F, Chander, G, Marinopoulos, S, Paasche-Orlow, M, Powe, N, and Rami, T. "Use of glycated hemoglobin and microalbuminuria in the monitoring of diabetes mellitus." Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ), no. 84 (July 2003): 1-6.

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15040142
Scholars@Duke

Beach, MC, Boulware, LE, Roter, DL, and Cooper, LA. "Physician perspectives on trust, partnership, and communication with patients: Does ethnicity matter?." April 2003.

Scholars@Duke

BOULWARE, L. "Screening for proteinuria in US adults. A cost-effectiveness analysis." JAMA 290 (2003): 3101-3114.

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14679273
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Powe, NR, and Boulware, LE. "The uneven distribution of kidney transplants: getting at the root causes and improving care." Am J Kidney Dis 40, no. 4 (October 2002): 861-863.

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12324926
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Boulware, LE, Bass, EB, Meyer, K, Wu, A, Fink, N, Coresh, J, and Powe, NR. "Health status and patient preference in end-stage renal disease (ESRD)." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY 13 (September 2002): 696A-696A.

Scholars@Duke

Boulware, LE, Ratner, LE, Ness, PM, Cooper, LA, Campbell-Lee, S, LaVeist, TA, and Powe, NR. "The contribution of sociodemographic, medical, and attitudinal factors to blood donation among the general public." Transfusion 42, no. 6 (June 2002): 669-678.

PMID
12147017
Scholars@Duke

Boulware, LE, Ratner, LE, Sosa, JA, Cooper, LA, LaVeist, TA, and Powe, NR. "Determinants of willingness to donate living related and cadaveric organs: identifying opportunities for intervention." Transplantation 73, no. 10 (May 27, 2002): 1683-1691.

PMID
12042662
Scholars@Duke

Boulware, LE, Cooper, LA, Ratner, LE, Laveist, TA, and Powe, NR. "Racial differences in trust in different components of our health care system." JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE 17 (April 2002): 152-152.

Scholars@Duke

Boulware, LE, Daumit, GL, Frick, KD, Minkovitz, CS, Lawrence, RS, and Powe, NR. "Quality of clinical reports on behavioral interventions for hypertension." Prev Med 34, no. 4 (April 2002): 463-475. (Review)

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11914053
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