L. Ebony Boulware
Eleanor Easley Chair in the School of Medicine

Dr. Boulware is a general internist and clinical epidemiologist. She studies mechanisms to improve the quality and equity of health care and health outcomes for patients and populations with chronic diseases including kidney disease and hypertension. Much of her work focuses on how the characteristics of patients, health care providers, and health care organizations contribute to patients’ health outcomes, and importantly, inequities in health outcomes. Boulware frequently directly engages patients, their family members, community members, and other stakeholders in her work. As Director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Boulware spends a great deal of her effort developing new ways scientists at Duke and across the nation can speed the pace at which the benefits of scientific discoveries reach patients, their families, and their communities.

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. Her research has been funded by numerous organizations, including 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 130 manuscripts and she has mentored numerous students, fellows, and faculty members in clinical research. 

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