Nathan Adam Boucher

Associate Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Associate Professor in Medicine
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Campus mail 206 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Phone (919) 613-9359
Email address nathan.boucher@duke.edu

I am a Research Health Scientist at Durham VA Health System’s Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT), Duke University faculty at both the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Medical School, Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development as well as Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Core Faculty. I have extensive experience in clinical medicine, health care administration, health professions education, hospice and palliative care quality improvement, and community-based research. Challenges and opportunities at the intersection of social care and health care inform my research agenda. My collaborations across disciplines at VA and Duke and with community organizations have afforded me deep insights into the lives and challenges of vulnerable community members and family/friend care partners. I have active research 1) describing care partners’ social and health needs related to caring for older adults re-entering the community from prison; 2) designing and testing lay navigation programs focused on both caregiver and care recipient outcomes; and 3) characterizing concerns care partners and people living with dementia have regarding the quality of care settings as well as emerging technologies.

Education and Training

  • DrPH, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, 2015
  • M.P.A., Baruch College, 2011
  • M.S., Northeastern University, 2004

Publications

Boucher, Nathan A., Emma Dries, Anita Franzione, Allison M. Burton-Chase, Deborah Morris, and Jessica Sautter. “Developing the Future End-of-Life Health Care Workforce: Lessons Learned From a Survey of Advanced Health Professions Students. (Accepted)” The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care 39, no. 6 (June 2022): 613–18. https://doi.org/10.1177/10499091211035711.

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34318688
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Boucher, Nathan A., Abigail Shapiro, Courtney H. Van Houtven, Karen E. Steinhauser, Kelli D. Allen, and Kimberly S. Johnson. “Needs of care partners of older Veterans with serious illness.” J Am Geriatr Soc, February 28, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17714.

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35225356
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Cross, Sarah H., Janel R. Ramkalawan, Jackie F. Ring, and Nathan A. Boucher. “"That Little Bit of Time": Transition-to-Hospice Perspectives From Hospice Staff and Bereaved Family.” Innovation in Aging 6, no. 1 (January 18, 2022): igab057. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igab057.

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35155835
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Boucher, Nathan A., M Hassan Alkazemi, Rohit Tejwani, and Jonathan C. Routh. “Parents of Children With Newly Diagnosed Disorders of Sex Development Identify Major Concerns: A Qualitative Study.” Urology, January 15, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2022.01.001.

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35038494
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Jimenez, Laylla B., Sarah H. Cross, and Nathan A. Boucher. “"He Needed Just About Everything": Caring for Aging Adults Postincarceration.” Journal of Applied Gerontology : The Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society 40, no. 12 (December 2021): 1828–36. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464821990511.

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33554719
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Sperber, Nina R., Abigail Shapiro, Nathan A. Boucher, Kasey P. Decosimo, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Chelsea Whitfield, Susan N. Hastings, and Courtney H. Van Houtven. “Developing a person-centered, population based measure of "home time": Perspectives of older patients and unpaid caregivers.” Healthc (Amst) 9, no. 4 (December 2021): 100591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hjdsi.2021.100591.

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34688200
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Shepherd-Banigan, Megan E., Nathan A. Boucher, Kevin McKenna, Roxana E. Delgado, Coleton Whitaker, Leah Christensen, and Nina R. Sperber. “Family Caregiver and Provider Perspectives on Inclusive Care: Aligning Needs and Expectations.” Med Care 59, no. 11 (November 1, 2021): 961–69. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001622.

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34348392
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Boucher, Nathan A., Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Kevin McKenna, Roxana E. Delgado, Kimberly Peacock, Courtney H. Van Houtven, Megan Van Noord, and Nina R. Sperber. “Inclusion of Caregivers in Veterans' Care: A Critical Literature Review.” Med Care Res Rev 78, no. 5 (October 2021): 463–74. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558720944283.

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32715922
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Gray, Nathan A., Nathan A. Boucher, Lilia Cervantes, Nancy Berlinger, Sophia K. Smith, and Kimberly S. Johnson. “Hospice Access and Scope of Services for Undocumented Immigrants: A Clinician Survey.” J Palliat Med 24, no. 8 (August 2021): 1167–73. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2020.0547.

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33351728
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