Boulware honored with a Distinguished Professorship

Friday, May 3, 2019

L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, is among nine faculty in the School of Medicine recognized with a distinguished professorship.

Distinguished professorships recognize both exceptional achievement and the potential for future achievement. They are awarded to our most distinguished faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary scholarship in advancing science and improving human health. Dr. Boulware was awarded the Eleanor Easley Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Boulware is a professor in the Department of Medicine, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, and vice dean for translational science and associate vice chancellor for translational research in the School of Medicine. Additionally, she is director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Duke.

She has spent most of her academic career investigating how to improve health care and health outcomes for individuals and populations with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and other chronic diseases, particularly focusing on minority populations.

Boulware’s work focuses on patient, population, clinical, health system and policy determinants that contribute to poor clinical outcomes. She has developed novel and effective strategies to improve outcomes, influencing national guidelines and approaches.

The honors were presented at a dinner on May 2, 2019.

Read about all of the 2019 Distinguished Professor recipients.