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Nathan A. Boucher, Visiting Assistant Professor  

Email Address: nathan.boucher@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

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

    Teaching (Fall 2018):

    • Pubpol 165.01, Intro to us health care systm Synopsis
      Gray 228, Th 08:30 AM-11:00 AM
    • Pubpol 830.07, Special topics in management Synopsis
      Sanford 07, Tu 08:30 AM-11:00 AM

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Boucher, NA; Bull, JH; Cross, SH; Kirby, C; Davis, JK; Taylor, DH. "Patient, Caregiver, and Taxpayer Knowledge of Palliative Care and Views on a Model of Community-Based Palliative Care.." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (August, 2018). [doi]  [abs]
    2. Boucher, NA; Nicolla, J; Ogunseitan, A; Kessler, ER; Ritchie, CS; Zafar, YY. "Feasibility and Acceptability of a Best Supportive Care Checklist among Clinicians.." Journal of Palliative Medicine 21.8 (August, 2018): 1074-1077. [doi]  [abs]
    3. Boucher, NA; Steinhauser, KE; Johnson, KS. "Older, Seriously Ill Veterans' Views on the Role of Religion and Spirituality in Health-Care Delivery.." The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care 35.7 (July, 2018): 921-928. [doi]  [abs]
    4. Taylor, DH; Bhavsar, NA; Bull, JH; Kassner, CT; Olson, A; Boucher, NA. "Will Changes to Medicare Payment Rates Alter Hospice's Cost-Saving Ability?." Journal of Palliative Medicine 21.5 (May, 2018): 645-651. [doi]  [abs]
    5. Boucher, NA; Johnson, KS; LeBlanc, TW. "Acute Leukemia Patients' Needs: Qualitative Findings and Opportunities for Early Palliative Care.." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 55.2 (February, 2018): 433-439. [doi]  [abs]


    I am 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. My research has focused 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. I have 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, I am 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.

    Nathan A. Boucher