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

Norris, KC, Mensah, GA, Boulware, LE, Lu, JL, Ma, JZ, Streja, E, Molnar, MZ, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, and Kovesdy, CP. "Age, Race and Cardiovascular Outcomes in African American Veterans." Ethnicity & Disease 26, no. 3 (July 21, 2016): 305-314.

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27440969
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Green, JA, and Boulware, LE. "Patient Education and Support During CKD Transitions: When the Possible Becomes Probable." Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 23, no. 4 (July 2016): 231-239. (Review)

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27324676
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Wang, V, Vilme, H, Maciejewski, ML, and Boulware, LE. "The Economic Burden of Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease." Seminars in Nephrology 36, no. 4 (July 2016): 319-330. (Review)

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27475662
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Klassen, DK, Edwards, LB, Stewart, DE, Glazier, AK, Orlowski, JP, and Berg, CL. "The OPTN Deceased Donor Potential Study: Implications for Policy and Practice." American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 16, no. 6 (June 2016): 1707-1714.

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26813036
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Boulware, LE, Coye, MJ, and Washington, AE. "Roles of Academic and Public Health Systems in Advancing Population Health--Reply." Jama 315, no. 23 (June 2016): 2623-2624. (Letter)

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27327815
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Olivo, RE, Davenport, CA, Diamantidis, C, Bhaysar, N, Tyson, C, Hall, R, Bidulescu, A, Young, B, Fox, ER, Pendergast, J, Boulware, LE, and Scialla, JJ. "VISCERAL ADIPOSITY, NUTRITION, AND THE RISK OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN AFRICAN AMERICANS: THE JACKSON HEART STUDY." Spring Clinical Meetings of the National-Kidney Foundation. Boston, MA. April 27, 2016 - May 1, 2016.: W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, May 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Sendak, M, Cameron, B, Komives, E, Futoma, J, Huang, E, Heller, K, Sangvai, D, Boulware, LE, and Patel, UD. "DEVELOPING A DATA-DRIVEN WORKFLOW FOR POPULATION HEALTH ROUNDING." Meeting of the Society-of-General-Internal-Medicine (SGIM). Hollywood, FL. May 11, 2015 - May 14, 2016.: SPRINGER, May 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Kraemer, SA, Ephraim, P, Pendergast, J, Lee, HJ, Ameling, J, Lewis-Boyer, L, Gayles, DJ, Lee, V, Ramamurthi, H, Monroe, DY, Valderrama, J, Muktar, N, Carson, KA, Bone, LR, Levine, DM, Cooper, LA, and Boulware, LE. "COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER SUPPORT FOR SELF-MEASURED BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING AMONG URBAN AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH UNCONTROLLED HYPERTENSION." Meeting of the Society-of-General-Internal-Medicine (SGIM). Hollywood, FL. May 11, 2015 - May 14, 2016.: SPRINGER, May 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Narva, AS, Norton, JM, and Boulware, LE. "Educating Patients about CKD: The Path to Self-Management and Patient-Centered Care." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Cjasn 11, no. 4 (April 2016): 694-703.

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26536899
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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." Scientific Sessions of the American-Heart-Association on Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health. Phoenix, AZ. March 1, 2016 - March 4, 2016.: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, March 1, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

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