Nathan is a Research Health Scientist at Durham VA Health Services Research & Development and Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development. Nathan is Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and in the School of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine and Population Health Sciences), and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Core Faculty. His research focuses on assessing patients’ and care partners’ experiences and expectations of health care delivery during advanced illness and near the end of life using qualitative and mixed methods. He has over 25 years of experience in clinical medicine, health care administration, health professions education, hospice and palliative care quality improvement, and community-based research roles. Nathan works on lay navigator interventions targeting care partners’ social and practical needs as they engage in their complex roles as care partners of care recipients with advanced-stage illness. Nathan also conducts research related to US long-term services and supports for older adults and how care partners are integrated and supported in this complex, (non)system of care.
Boucher NA, Shepherd-Banigan M, McKenna K, Delgado RE, Peacock K, Van Houtven CH, et al. Inclusion of Caregivers in Veterans' Care: A Critical Literature Review. Med Care Res Rev. 2021 Oct;78(5):463–74.
Shepherd-Banigan ME, Boucher NA, McKenna K, Delgado RE, Whitaker C, Christensen L, et al. Family Caregiver and Provider Perspectives on Inclusive Care: Aligning Needs and Expectations. Med Care. 2021 Aug 4;
Gray NA, Boucher NA, Cervantes L, Berlinger N, Smith SK, Johnson KS. Hospice Access and Scope of Services for Undocumented Immigrants: A Clinician Survey. J Palliat Med. 2021 Aug;24(8):1167–73.