Nathan Boucher DrPH

Nathan Boucher

Core Faculty

Nathan Boucher, DrPH


DrPH, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

MPA, Baruch College

MS, Northeastern University

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 also an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine and Population Health Sciences) and Sanford School of Public Policy, a Visiting Professor for the graduate program at the India Baptist Theological Seminary, and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Core Faculty. His research focuses on assessing patients’ and caregivers’ experiences and expectations of health care delivery during advanced illness and near the end of life, largely using qualitative research methods. He has experience in clinical medicine, health care administration, health professions education, hospice  and palliative care quality improvement, and community-based research. As a VA Career Development Awardee, he is designing a community-based lay navigator program targeting caregivers’ social and practical needs as they engage in their complex roles as caregivers of Veterans with advanced-stage illness.

Boucher NA, Van Houtven CH, Dawson WD. Older Adults Post-Incarceration: Restructuring Long-term Services and Supports in the Time of COVID-19. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Mar;22(3):504–9.

Dawson WD, Boucher NA, Stone R, VAN Houtven CH. COVID-19: The Time for Collaboration Between Long-Term Services and Supports, Health Care Systems, and Public Health Is Now. Milbank Q. 2021 Feb 16;

Jimenez LB, Cross SH, Boucher NA. "He Needed Just About Everything": Caring for Aging Adults Postincarceration. Journal of Applied Gerontology : the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. 2021 Feb 6;733464821990511.