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, Ratner, LE, Sosa, JA, Tu, AH, Nagula, S, Simpkins, CE, Durant, RW, and Powe, NR. "The general public's concerns about clinical risk in live kidney donation." Am J Transplant 2, no. 2 (February 2002): 186-193.

PMID
12099522
Scholars@Duke

Boulware, LE, Ratner, LE, Cooper, LA, Sosa, JA, LaVeist, TA, and Powe, NR. "Understanding disparities in donor behavior: race and gender differences in willingness to donate blood and cadaveric organs." Med Care 40, no. 2 (February 2002): 85-95.

PMID
11802081
Scholars@Duke

Boulware, LE, Daumit, GL, Frick, KD, Minkovitz, CS, Lawrence, RS, and Powe, NR. "An evidence-based review of patient-centered behavioral interventions for hypertension." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 21, no. 3 (October 2001): 221-232.

PMID
11567845
Full Text

Daumit, G, Boulware, LE, Powe, NR, Minkovitz, CS, Frick, KD, Anderson, LA, Janes, GR, and Lawrence, RS. "A computerized tool for evaluating the effectiveness of preventive interventions." Public Health Rep 116 Suppl 1 (2001): 244-253.

PMID
11889289
Full Text

Boulware, LE, Mead, LA, Klag, MJ, and Roht, LH. "Can patients with hypertension acurately report the quality of their care?." JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE 15 (April 2000): 103-104.

Scholars@Duke

Boulware, L, Daumit, GL, Frick, KD, Minkovitz, C, Lawrence, RS, and Powe, NR. "An evidence-based review of the independent contribution of behavioral interventions for hypertension: Does adding more interventions improve hypertension control?." JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE 15 (April 2000): 159-159.

Scholars@Duke

Mackowiak, PA, Boulware, LE, Pogue, DH, Rastegar, DA, and Castellani, RJ. "A 78-year-old woman with leg pain and weakness." American Journal of the Medical Sciences 319, no. 6 (January 1, 2000): 404-410.

PMID
10875298
Scholars@Duke

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