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

Dr. Boulware is the Eleanor Easley Distinguished Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine. She serves as 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. She is a general internist and clinical epidemiologist. She studies mechanisms to improve the quality and equity of health care and health outcomes for individuals and populations affected by chronic health conditions including kidney disease and hypertension. Her work explores how the characteristics of individuals, health care providers, and health care organizations contribute to individuals’ health, and importantly, inequities in health. She develops and studies pragmatic interventions to address these inequities. Dr. Boulware frequently directly engages individuals, their family members, community members, and other stakeholders in her work. As Director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, she helps scientists at Duke and across the nation speed the pace at which their discoveries reach individuals, their families, and their communities with the goal of improving health and health equity.

Dr. Boulware 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. She has received continuous external funding for her research throughout her career, funded by 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 170 manuscripts, book chapters, and editorials, and she mentors numerous students, 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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