L. Ebony Boulware
Eleanor Easley Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine

Dr. Ebony Boulware is a general internist and clinical and translational scientist who works to improve health and health equity, particularly for individuals and communities affected by chronic health conditions such as kidney disease. She is the 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 at Duke University. 

Dr. Boulware seeks to improve transparency and trustworthiness in science and medicine. As Director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, she helps researchers conduct innovative and impactful research to improve health and health equity for individuals, their families, and their communities. 

Dr. Boulware's 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 180 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 and the National Academy of Medicine.

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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 Research Interests

  • Chronic Disease
  • Health Equity (Individual, Community)
  • Health Care Provider Interventions
  • Health System Interventions
  • Improving Patient Centered Outcomes
  • Improving Processes of Health Care
  • Kidney Disease
  • Patient Centered Interventions
  • Patient Experiences in Health Care
  • Race in Science and Medicine
  • Shared and Informed Decision Making

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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