L. Ebony Boulware
Nanaline Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Dr. Boulware directs the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute as Vice Dean for Translational Science and Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research, and she is Chief of the Duke Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. She is a general internist, physician-scientist and clinical epidemiologist focused on improving health and health equity for individuals and communities affected by chronic health conditions such as kidney disease. A national thought leader in health equity, she has identified patient, clinician, system, and community-level barriers that result in disparate outcomes for Black and other minoretized individuals. Using pragmatic trials, she has developed successful interventions, shaped guidelines, raised physician awareness and changed clinical practice.  Throughout her work, Dr. Boulware has sought to improve transparency and trustworthiness in science and medicine. 

Her research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes for Health, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and other organizations throughout her career. She has published over 200 manuscripts, book chapters, and editorials, and she mentors numerous students, residents, fellows, and faculty members.  Dr. Boulware is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Education

  • A.B. Vassar College, 1991
  • M.D. Duke University, 1995
  • M.P.H. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1999




Current Research Interests

  • Chronic Disease, Kidney Disease
  • Health Equity (Individual, Community)
  • Health Care Provider and Health System Interventions
  • Patient Centered Interventions and Outcomes
  • Patient Experiences and Decision-Making in Health Care
  • Race and Racism in Science and Medicine

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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