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
Professor Track - V in Population Health Sciences
Affiliate of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research
Campus mail 411 West Chapel Hill St, Box 104427, Durham, NC 27701
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

Purnell, T, Luo, X, Henderson, M, Gordon, E, Boulware, LE, and Segev, D. "Just Keeps Getting Worse: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Live Donor Kidney Transplantation in the US Over the Last Twenty Years." ASTS 17th Annual State of the Art Water Symposiam. Miami Beach, FL. January 26, 2017 - January 29, 2017.: WILEY-BLACKWELL, January 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Riley, IL, Murphy, B, Razouki, Z, Krishnan, JA, Apter, AJ, Okelo, SO, Kraft, M, Feltner, C, Que, LG, and Boulware, LE. "A Systematic Review Of Inhaled Corticosteroid Adherence Interventions In Adult African-Americans." International Conference of the American-Thoracic-Society (ATS). Washington, DC. May 19, 2017 - May 24, 2017.: AMER THORACIC SOC, January 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Michels, WM, Jaar, BG, Ephraim, PL, Liu, Y, Miskulin, DC, Tangri, N, Crews, DC, Scialla, JJ, Shafi, T, Sozio, SM, Bandeen-Roche, K, Cook, CJ, Meyer, KB, Boulware, LE, and DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Intravenous iron administration strategies and anemia management in hemodialysis patients." Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation : Official Publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association European Renal Association 32, no. 1 (January 2017): 173-181.

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27604984
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Tuot, DS, and Boulware, LE. "Telehealth Applications to Enhance CKD Knowledge and Awareness Among Patients and Providers." Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 24, no. 1 (January 2017): 39-45. (Review)

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28224941
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Spratt, SE, Pereira, K, Granger, BB, Batch, BC, Phelan, M, Pencina, MJ, Miranda, ML, Boulware, LE, Lucas, JE, Nelson, CL, Neely, B, Goldstein, BA, Barth, P, Richesson, RL, Riley, IL, Corsino, L, Hinz, ERM, Rusincovitch, SA, Green, J, Barton, AB, Kelley, C, Hyland, K, Tang, M, Elliott, A, Ruel, E, Clark, A, Mabrey, M, Morrissey, KL, Rao, J, Hong, B, Pierre-Louis, M, Kelly, K, and Jelesoff, N. "Assessing electronic health record phenotypes against gold-standard diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus." Jamia 24 (2017): e121-e128.

Scholars@Duke

Greer, RC, Liu, Y, Crews, DC, Jaar, BG, Rabb, H, and Boulware, LE. "Hospital discharge communications during care transitions for patients with acute kidney injury: a cross-sectional study." Bmc Health Services Research 16 (August 30, 2016): 449-null.

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27577888
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Young, BA, Katz, R, Boulware, LE, Kestenbaum, B, de Boer, IH, Wang, W, Fülöp, T, Bansal, N, Robinson-Cohen, C, Griswold, M, Powe, NR, Himmelfarb, J, and Correa, A. "Risk Factors for Rapid Kidney Function Decline Among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study (JHS)." American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 68, no. 2 (August 2016): 229-239.

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27066930
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Sampson, UKA, Kaplan, RM, Cooper, RS, Diez Roux, AV, Marks, JS, Engelgau, MM, Peprah, E, Mishoe, H, Boulware, LE, Felix, KL, Califf, RM, Flack, JM, Cooper, LA, Gracia, JN, Henderson, JA, Davidson, KW, Krishnan, JA, Lewis, TT, Sanchez, E, Luban, NL, Vaccarino, V, Wong, WF, Wright, JT, Meyers, D, Ogedegbe, OG, Presley-Cantrell, L, Chambers, DA, Belis, D, Bennett, GC, Boyington, JE, Creazzo, TL, de Jesus, JM, Krishnamurti, C, Lowden, MR, Punturieri, A, Shero, ST, Young, NS, Zou, S, and Mensah, GA. "Reducing Health Inequities in the U.S.: Recommendations From the NHLBI's Health Inequities Think Tank Meeting." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 68, no. 5 (August 2016): 517-524. (Review)

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27470459
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Purnell, TS, Luo, X, Kucirka, LM, Cooper, LA, Crews, DC, Massie, AB, Boulware, LE, and Segev, DL. "Reduced Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes in the United States from 1990 to 2012." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 27, no. 8 (August 2016): 2511-2518.

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26848153
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Cooper, LA, Purnell, TS, Ibe, CA, Halbert, JP, Bone, LR, Carson, KA, Hickman, D, Simmons, M, Vachon, A, Robb, I, Martin-Daniels, M, Dietz, KB, Golden, SH, Crews, DC, Hill-Briggs, F, Marsteller, JA, Boulware, LE, Miller, ERI, and Levine, DM. "Reaching for Health Equity and Social Justice in Baltimore: The Evolution of an Academic-Community Partnership and Conceptual Framework to Address Hypertension Disparities." Ethnicity & Disease 26, no. 3 (July 21, 2016): 369-378.

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27440977
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