NIMHD DSS: Dr. L. Ebony Boulware

Virtual seminar conducted February 4, 2021

Dr. Ebony Boulware


L. Ebony Boulware, M.D., M.P.H.
Eleanor Easley Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research
Duke University School of Medicine

Where the Cloud Meets the Ground: Democratizing Health Data to Improve Community Health Equity

NIH Videocast

Presentation Objectives:

  • Review challenges in translating research and health learnings into community health improvement
  • Describe efforts to inform community health equity through data democratization efforts
  • Consider next steps in research

Ebony Boulware, M.D., M.P.H., is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Department of Medicine, Vice Dean for Translational Science and Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research at the School of Medicine at Duke University. She 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.

Dr. Boulware is a general internist and a clinical epidemiologist. She completed medical training as a resident and chief resident at the University of Maryland and completed a research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She became a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2002, where she achieved the academic rank of Full Professor. In 2015, she was appointed the inaugural Director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and she is the contact Principal Investigator of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award for Duke University.

Dr. Boulware has devoted her scholarly career to studying mechanisms to improve the quality and equity of health care and health outcomes for patients and populations with chronic diseases, such as chronic kidney disease and hypertension. She investigates the influence of attitudinal, social and environmental contexts on health and health outcomes as a part of her work. She has maintained an active research portfolio throughout her career, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and several foundations. She has published over 130 manuscripts, and has mentored numerous students, fellows and faculty members in clinical research. She is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Boulware frequently engages with community members, patients, their family members, and other stakeholders to develop and implement relevant and sustainable interventions to improve health.

Seminar Logistics

  • The seminar will be videocast and available on this page and in the NIH Video archives after the presentation.
  • Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request.
  • Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews (phone: 301-402-1366) at least five business days before the event.

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