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L. Ebony Boulware

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine
Medicine, General Internal Medicine
200 Morris Street, 3rd Floor, Durham, NC 27701


Dr. Boulware 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 marginalized 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 Association of American Physicians, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine · 2023 - Present Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine · 2013 - Present Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medicine
Affiliate of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research · 2014 - Present Center on Health & Society, Social Science Research Institute
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2021 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins University · 1999 M.P.H.
Duke University, School of Medicine · 1995 M.D.