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, Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development, 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, Johnson KS. Cultivating Cultural Competence: How Are Hospice Staff Being Educated to Engage Racially and Ethnically Diverse Patients? Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Jul 31;1049909120946729.

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. 2020 Jul 25;1077558720944283.

Salinger MR, Boucher NA, LeBlanc TW, Oeffinger KC, Pollak K, Troy JD, et al. Why palliative care is the answer to the serious illness question in payment reform. Am J Manag Care. 2020 Apr;26(4 Spec No.):SP127–8.