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Ebony Boulware, MD

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2024 E. Monument Street, Suite 2-600
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

(443) 287-4388
(410) 955-0476




Dr. Boulware is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology. She is also a core faculty member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Her major research interests include chronic disease epidemiology and prevention, eliminating racial disparities in access to appropriate care for persons with chronic diseases, and identifying barriers to the delivery of appropriate care for persons with chronic diseases.

Dr. Boulware’s research focuses on improving the delivery of care and clinical outcomes for patients with chronic diseases such as kidney disease and hypertension. Much of her work is focused on improving the care and clinical outcomes of patients with kidney disease, including studies of 1) the comparative effectiveness of prevention and treatment strategies for patients at risk or suffering from kidney disease and 2) studies of patient and physician attitudes and behaviors affecting patient care and clinical outcomes. She is also studying the effectiveness of a behavioral intervention to improve hypertension control among African Americans.

In addition to an ongoing AHRQ contract to study the comparative effectiveness of three established treatment strategies on patient outcomes in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), Dr. Boulware is also conducting randomized controlled trials to develop and test educational and behavioral interventions to improve patient decision-making about treatment options for chronic kidney disease. Dr. Boulware also has an ongoing study designed to develop and test a sustainable intervention with the goal of improving race disparities in hypertension control among a group of high-risk patients in Baltimore through engagement of patients, their families, and the community.

  • Epidemiology, Medicine, Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Transplantation
  • Organ Donation
  • Racial Disparities
  • Boulware LE, Carson KA, Troll MU, Powe NR, Cooper LA. Perceived Susceptibility to Chronic Kidney Disease among High-Risk Patients Seen in Primary Care Practices. Journal of General Internal Medicine. In Press 2009.

  • Waterman AD, Rodrique JR, Purnell TS, Ladin K, Boulware LE. Addressing racial disparities in live donor kidney transplantation: priorities for research and intervention. Seminars in Nephrology, In Press 2009.

  • Charles RF, Powe NR, Jaar BG, Troll MU, Parekh RS, Boulware LE. Clinical testing patterns and cost implications of variation in the evaluation of chronic kidney disease among U.S. physicians. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 2009 Aug;54(2):227-37.

  • Segev DL, Kucirka LM, Oberai PC, Parekh RS, Boulware LE, Powe NR, MontgomeryRA. Older age and comorbidities affect gender disparities in access to transplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2009 Mar;20(3):621-8.

  • Powe NR, Boulware LE. Population-based Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 2009 Mar;53 (3 Suppl 3):S64-70.