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

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, 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-null.

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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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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)." 37th Annual Meeting of the Society-General-Internal-Medicine. San Diego, CA. April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014.: SPRINGER, April 1, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

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." 37th Annual Meeting of the Society-General-Internal-Medicine. San Diego, CA. April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014.: SPRINGER, April 1, 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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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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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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