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

Crews, DC, Scialla, JJ, Liu, J, Guo, H, Bandeen-Roche, K, Ephraim, PL, Jaar, BG, Sozio, SM, Miskulin, DC, Tangri, N, Shafi, T, Meyer, KB, Wu, AW, Powe, NR, Boulware, LE, and Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Predialysis health, dialysis timing, and outcomes among older United States adults." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 25, no. 2 (February 2014): 370-379.

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24158988
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Purnell, TS, and Boulware, LE. "Racial disparities in kidney transplant and living donation." In Living Donor Advocacy: An Evolving Role Within Transplantation, 327-345. January 1, 2014.

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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 (January 1, 2014): 298-305. (Review)

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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, and Bandeen-Roche, K. "Comparative effectiveness of early versus conventional timing of dialysis initiation in advanced CKD." American Journal of Kidney Diseases 63, no. 5 (January 1, 2014): 806-815.

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Shafi, T, Zager, PG, Sozio, SM, Grams, ME, Jaar, BG, Christenson, RH, Boulware, LE, Parekh, RS, Powe, NR, and Coresh, J. "Troponin i and NT-proBNP and the association of systolic blood pressure with outcomes in incident hemodialysis patients: The choices for healthy outcomes in caring for ESRD (CHOICE) study." American Journal of Kidney Diseases 64, no. 3 (January 1, 2014): 443-451.

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Miskulin, DC, Zhou, J, Tangri, N, Bandeen-Roche, K, Cook, C, Ephraim, PL, Crews, DC, Scialla, JJ, Sozio, SM, Shafi, T, Jaar, BG, Boulware, LE, and DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Trends in anemia management in US hemodialysis patients 2004-2010." BMC nephrology 14 (December 2013): 264-.

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24289058
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St Peter, WL, Sozio, SM, Shafi, T, Ephraim, PL, Luly, J, McDermott, A, Bandeen-Roche, K, Meyer, KB, Crews, DC, Scialla, JJ, Miskulin, DC, Tangri, N, Jaar, BG, Michels, WM, Wu, AW, Boulware, LE, and DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End-Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Patterns in blood pressure medication use in US incident dialysis patients over the first 6 months." BMC nephrology 14 (November 12, 2013): 249-.

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24219348
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Cooper, LA, Boulware, LE, Miller, ER, Golden, SH, Carson, KA, Noronha, G, Huizinga, MM, Roter, DL, Yeh, H-C, Bone, LR, Levine, DM, Hill-Briggs, F, Charleston, J, Kim, M, Wang, N-Y, Aboumatar, H, Halbert, JP, Ephraim, PL, and Brancati, FL. "Creating a transdisciplinary research center to reduce cardiovascular health disparities in Baltimore, Maryland: lessons learned." American Journal of Public Health 103, no. 11 (November 2013): e26-e38.

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24028238
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Purnell, TS, Auguste, P, Crews, DC, Lamprea-Montealegre, J, Olufade, T, Greer, R, Ephraim, P, Sheu, J, Kostecki, D, Powe, NR, Rabb, H, Jaar, B, and Boulware, LE. "Comparison of life participation activities among adults treated by hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation: a systematic review." American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 62, no. 5 (November 2013): 953-973. (Review)

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23725972
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Purnell, TS, Powe, NR, Troll, MU, Wang, N-Y, Haywood, C, LaVeist, TA, and Boulware, LE. "Measuring and explaining racial and ethnic differences in willingness to donate live kidneys in the United States." Clin Transplant 27, no. 5 (September 2013): 673-683.

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23902226
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