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

Ephraim, PL, Hill-Briggs, F, Roter, DL, Bone, LR, Wolff, JL, Lewis-Boyer, L, Levine, DM, Aboumatar, HJ, Cooper, LA, Fitzpatrick, SJ, Gudzune, KA, Albert, MC, Monroe, D, Simmons, M, Hickman, D, Purnell, L, Fisher, A, Matens, R, Noronha, GJ, Fagan, PJ, Ramamurthi, HC, Ameling, JM, Charlston, J, Sam, TS, Carson, KA, Wang, N-Y, Crews, DC, Greer, RC, Sneed, V, Flynn, SJ, DePasquale, N, and Boulware, LE. "Improving urban African Americans' blood pressure control through multi-level interventions in the Achieving Blood Pressure Control Together (ACT) study: a randomized clinical trial." Contemporary clinical trials 38, no. 2 (July 2014): 370-382.

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24956323
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Crews, DC, Scialla, JJ, Boulware, LE, Navaneethan, SD, Nally, JV, Liu, X, Arrigain, S, Schold, JD, Ephraim, PL, Jolly, SE, Sozio, SM, Michels, WM, Miskulin, DC, Tangri, N, Shafi, T, Wu, AW, Bandeen-Roche, K, and DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Comparative effectiveness of early versus conventional timing of dialysis initiation in advanced CKD." American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 63, no. 5 (May 2014): 806-815.

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24508475
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Crews, DC, Liu, Y, and Boulware, LE. "Disparities in the burden, outcomes, and care of chronic kidney disease." Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension 23, no. 3 (May 2014): 298-305. (Review)

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24662984
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Abdel-Kader, K, Greer, R, Boulware, LE, and Unruh, M. "PCP'S FAMILIARITY, BELIEFS, AND PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO CKD GUIDELINES." May 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Abdel-Kader, K, Greer, RC, Boulware, LE, and Unruh, ML. "Primary care physicians' familiarity, beliefs, and perceived barriers to practice guidelines in non-diabetic CKD: a survey study." BMC nephrology 15 (April 22, 2014): 64-.

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24755164
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Abdel-Kader, K, Greer, RC, Boulware, LE, and Unruh, ML. "Primary care physicians' familiarity, beliefs, and perceived barriers to practice guidelines in non-diabetic CKD: A survey study." Bmc Nephrology 15, no. 1 (April 22, 2014).

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Mobula, M, Okoye, MT, Boulware, LE, Carson, KA, Marsteller, JA, and Cooper, LA. "CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS' EFFECTIVENESS FOR IMPROVING HYPERTENSION OUTCOMES AND REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES." April 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Shafi, T, Sozio, SM, Bandeen-Roche, KJ, Ephraim, PL, Luly, JR, St Peter, WL, McDermott, A, Scialla, JJ, Crews, DC, Tangri, N, Miskulin, DC, Michels, WM, Jaar, BG, Herzog, CA, Zager, PG, Meyer, KB, Wu, AW, Boulware, LE, and DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Predialysis systolic BP variability and outcomes in hemodialysis patients." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 25, no. 4 (April 2014): 799-809.

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24385593
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Ameling, JM, Ephraim, PL, Bone, LR, Levine, DM, Roter, DL, Wolff, JL, Hill-Briggs, F, Fitzpatrick, SL, Noronha, GJ, Fagan, PJ, Lewis-Boyer, L, Hickman, D, Simmons, M, Purnell, L, Fisher, A, Cooper, LA, Aboumatar, HJ, Albert, MC, Flynn, SJ, Boulware, LE, and ACT Study Investigators, . "Adapting hypertension self-management interventions to enhance their sustained effectiveness among urban African Americans." Family & community health 37, no. 2 (April 2014): 119-133.

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24569158
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Greer, R, Cooper, LA, Hsu, Y-J, Carson, KA, Jaart, BG, Marsteller, JA, Appel, LJ, and Boulware, LE. "RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE PRIMARY CARE OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD)." April 2014.

Scholars@Duke

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