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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

Research Interests


  • Health Equity (Individual, Community)
  • Chronic Disease, Kidney Disease
  • 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
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research

Selected Grants


U2C/TL1 NC KUH TRIO Administrative Core

ResearchPreceptor · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2023 - 2028

Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) - NHLBI

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2028

Improving Racial Equity in Clinical Decision Making about Access to Organ Transplant

ResearchMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Duke Program of Training in Pulmonary ReSearch to Promote, Engage and Retain Academic Researchers (PROSPER)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2026

Helping Patients Achieve Kidney Transplants through Health System Change

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute · 2022 - 2026

U2C/TL1 NC KUH TRIO Administrative Core

ResearchPreceptor · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2023 - 2028

Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) - NHLBI

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2028

Improving Racial Equity in Clinical Decision Making about Access to Organ Transplant

ResearchMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Duke Program of Training in Pulmonary ReSearch to Promote, Engage and Retain Academic Researchers (PROSPER)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2026

Helping Patients Achieve Kidney Transplants through Health System Change

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute · 2022 - 2026

Diet and Hypertension Management in Chronic Kidney Disease

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Health system outreach to eliminate disparities in living kidney transplants

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2023

Addressing Bias from Missing Data in EHR Based Studies of CVD

ResearchMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

Duke Training Grant in Nephrology

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1995 - 2023

Deprescribing for Older Dialysis Patients

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

Religion, Spirituality and CVD Risks: A Focus on African Americans

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2023

Duke CTSA (UL1)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

Putting Patients at the Center of Kidney Care Transitions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute · 2016 - 2023

Integrated Mineral Metabolism Treatment Strategies in Patients on Dialysis

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Virginia - Charlottesville · 2019 - 2022

Engaging patients, community, and health system stakeholders to establish PCOR priorities

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute · 2015 - 2017

Decision support interventions to improve renal replacement therapy preparation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2017