L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH


Co-PI, Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (Duke CTSA)
Vice Dean for Translational Sciences
Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

Dr. Boulware received a bachelor's degree in English from Vassar College, a medical degree from Duke University, and a master's of public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  After her medical school training at Duke, Dr. Boulware completed residency training and a year as chief resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland. She then completed a Research Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins, where she remained on faculty for over ten years. In 2013, she joined Duke University as the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. In 2015, she became co-principal investigator of Duke’s Clinical and Translational Science Award and director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Dr. Boulware has spent the majority of her scholarly career investigating mechanisms to improve health care and health outcomes for patients and populations with chronic diseases such as chronic kidney disease and hypertension. 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 mentored over forty students, fellows, and faculty members in clinical research. Dr. Boulware frequently engages community members, patients, their family members, and other stakeholders to develop and implement relevant and sustainable interventions to improve health. As Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, she works with numerous faculty, staff, and trainees as well as community partners to help scientific discoveries reach public benefit.


Rebbecca MoenRebbecca Moen, MBA

Chief Administrative Officer

In her role as CTSI Chief Administrative Officer, Moen provides programmatic, administrative and operational leadership for the Duke CTSI and Duke’s CTSA grant.

Moen provides programmatic guidance and support to the individual components of the CTSA grant based on the National Center for Research Resources’s goals for the CTSA program as well as approaches being implemented at other CTSA institutions. She facilitates and fosters collaboration and communication among the various CTSA components and with other research programs in the institution. She serves as an internal expert resource regarding the programmatic requirements of the CTSA grant and linked award mechanisms, and represents Duke on various National CTSA Consortium Workgroups. She oversees the preparation of the annual progress reports to the National Institutes of Health, the further development of our evaluation program, and the coordination of our External Advisory Committee meetings. Finally, she identifies, develops, and implements new programmatic, administrative and operational infrastructure functions to support the CTSA grant as well as other Duke programs in clinical and translational research.

Moen holds an M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a frequent lecturer on professional development topics for investigators, including the NIH review process, grant-writing, career development grants, and strategies for pursuing NIH funding.


Lynn Sutton, PMP

Director of Operations

In her role as CTSI Director of Operations, Sutton provides oversight to the team science project leaders, pilot funding programs, integration and operations, and methods and processes for the Duke CTSA grant.

Sutton provides operational oversight for numerous Duke pilot funding initiatives including the Duke CTSA pilot funding programs, the Coulter Translational Research Partnership, and the Head Health challenge. She also provides operational oversight to the CTSI Translational Population Research Group, Project Office, Clinical Research Unit, and the Preclinical Translational Research Unit.

Sutton, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), has provided project management leadership to clinical and translational researchers for more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry and academia. She helps investigators manage the entire team required to make their research successful, including clinical, preclinical, formulation development, manufacturing, and regulatory components. She has substantial experience working with translational researchers to design a development pathway to move discoveries out of the university setting into companies that will provide the funding needed to get the discovery into a product that benefits patients.

Sutton began her clinical research career as a project manager at PAREXEL International. She furthered her drug development knowledge at King Pharmaceuticals Research and Development where she served as an Associate Director in Project Management prior to joining Duke in 2007.