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

DePasquale, N, Ephraim, PL, Ameling, J, Lewis-Boyér, L, Crews, DC, Greer, RC, Rabb, H, Powe, NR, Jaar, BG, Gimenez, L, Auguste, P, Jenckes, M, and Boulware, LE. "Selecting renal replacement therapies: what do African American and non-African American patients and their families think others should know? A mixed methods study." BMC nephrology 14 (January 14, 2013): 9-.

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23317336
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Boulware, LE. "Comparative effectiveness research in kidney disease: a national priority." Am J Kidney Dis 61, no. 1 (January 2013): 9-12.

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22959713
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DePasquale, N, Hill-Briggs, F, Darrell, L, Falcone, B, Schafer, C, Lewis-Boyer, L, and Boulware, LE. "The Talking about Live Kidney Donation (TALK) Social Worker Intervention: Putting it into Practice." Journal of Nephrology Social Work 37 (2013): 13-18.

Scholars@Duke

Flynn, SJ, Ameling, JM, Hill-Briggs, F, Wolff, JL, Bone, LR, Levine, DM, Roter, DL, Lewis-Boyer, L, Fisher, AR, Purnell, L, Ephraim, PL, Barbers, J, Fitzpatrick, SL, Albert, MC, Cooper, LA, Fagan, PJ, Martin, D, Ramamurthi, HC, and Boulware, LE. "Facilitators and barriers to hypertension self-management in urban African Americans: perspectives of patients and family members. (Published online)" Patient Prefer Adherence 7 (2013): 741-749.

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23966772
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Zhou, L, Maviglia, SM, Mahoney, LM, Chang, F, Orav, EJ, Plasek, J, Boulware, LJ, Bates, DW, and Rocha, RA. "Supratherapeutic dosing of acetaminophen among hospitalized patients." Arch Intern Med 172, no. 22 (December 10, 2012): 1721-1728.

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Boulware, LE, Tangri, N, Ephraim, PL, Scialla, JJ, Sozio, SM, Crews, DC, Shafi, T, Miskulin, DC, Liu, J, St Peter, W, Jaar, BG, Wu, AW, Powe, NR, Navaneethan, SD, Bandeen-Roche, K, and DEcIDE ESRD Patient Outcomes in Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Comparative effectiveness studies to improve clinical outcomes in end stage renal disease: the DEcIDE patient outcomes in end stage renal disease study. (Published online)" BMC Nephrol 13 (December 6, 2012): 167-.

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23217181
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Greer, RC, Crews, DC, and Boulware, LE. "Challenges perceived by primary care providers to educating patients about chronic kidney disease." J Ren Care 38, no. 4 (December 2012): 174-181.

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23176576
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Ameling, JM, Auguste, P, Ephraim, PL, Lewis-Boyer, L, DePasquale, N, Greer, RC, Crews, DC, Powe, NR, Rabb, H, and Boulware, LE. "Development of a decision aid to inform patients' and families' renal replacement therapy selection decisions." BMC medical informatics and decision making 12 (December 2012): 140-.

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23198793
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DePasquale, N, Hill-Briggs, F, Darrell, L, Boyér, LL, Ephraim, P, and Boulware, LE. "Feasibility and acceptability of the TALK social worker intervention to improve live kidney transplantation." Health & social work 37, no. 4 (November 2012): 234-249.

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23301437
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Ephraim, PL, Powe, NR, Rabb, H, Ameling, J, Auguste, P, Lewis-Boyer, L, Greer, RC, Crews, DC, Purnell, TS, Jaar, BG, DePasquale, N, and Boulware, LE. "The providing resources to enhance African American patients' readiness to make decisions about kidney disease (PREPARED) study: protocol of a randomized controlled trial." BMC nephrology 13 (October 12, 2012): 135-.

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23057616
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