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

Bhaysar, NA, Davenport, TA, Scialla, JJ, Hall, RK, Tyson, CC, Strigo, TS, Young, B, Sims, M, Pendergast, JF, Boulware, LE, and Diamantidis, CJ. "Socioeconomic and Psychosocial Determinants of Cardiovascular Events Among Individuals with or at Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease: The Jackson Heart Study." March 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Kovesdy, CP, Norris, KC, Boulware, LE, Lu, JL, Ma, JZ, Streja, E, Molnar, MZ, and Kalantar-Zadeh, K. "Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Association of Race With Mortality and Cardiovascular Events in a Large Cohort of US Veterans"." Circulation 133, no. 12 (March 2016): e453-. (Letter)

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27002093
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Washington, AE, Coye, MJ, and Boulware, LE. "Academic Health Systems' Third Curve: Population Health Improvement." JAMA 315, no. 5 (February 2016): 459-460.

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26836726
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Purnell, T, Luo, X, Kucirka, L, Cooper, L, Crews, D, Boulware, LE, and Segev, D. "Dramatic Improvements in Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplant Outcomes in the US." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION 16 (January 2016): 65-66.

Scholars@Duke

Oddone, EZ, and Boulware, LE. "Primary Care: Medicine's Gordian Knot." The American journal of the medical sciences 351, no. 1 (January 2016): 20-25.

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26802754
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Suarez, JJ, Isakova, T, Anderson, CAM, Boulware, LE, Wolf, M, and Scialla, JJ. "Food Access, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Hypertension in the U.S." American journal of preventive medicine 49, no. 6 (December 2015): 912-920.

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26590940
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Strigo, TS, Ephraim, PL, Pounds, I, Hill-Briggs, F, Darrell, L, Ellis, M, Sudan, D, Rabb, H, Segev, D, Wang, N-Y, Kaiser, M, Falkovic, M, Lebov, JF, and Boulware, LE. "The TALKS study to improve communication, logistical, and financial barriers to live donor kidney transplantation in African Americans: protocol of a randomized clinical trial." BMC nephrology 16 (October 9, 2015): 160-.

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26452366
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Kovesdy, CP, Norris, KC, Boulware, LE, Lu, JL, Ma, JZ, Streja, E, Molnar, MZ, and Kalantar-Zadeh, K. "Association of Race With Mortality and Cardiovascular Events in a Large Cohort of US Veterans." Circulation 132, no. 16 (October 2015): 1538-1548.

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26384521
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Riley, I, Boulware, LE, Sun, J-L, Chiswell, K, Que, L, Califf, R, Kraft, M, and Anderson, M. "Race/Ethnicity Reporting for Pulmonary Clinical Trials in ClinicalTrials.gov." October 2015.

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Wang, W, Young, BA, Fülöp, T, de Boer, IH, Boulware, LE, Katz, R, Correa, A, and Griswold, ME. "Effects of serum creatinine calibration on estimated renal function in african americans: the Jackson heart study." The American journal of the medical sciences 349, no. 5 (May 2015): 379-384.

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25806862
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