Nathan Adam Boucher
Assistant Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

I am a Research Health Scientist at Durham VA Health Services Research & Development, Duke faculty in the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Medical School, 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, using qualitative and mixed methods research. 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 Duke and other organizations have afforded me deep insights into the lives and challenges of health care consumers and family/friend caregivers. I am fortunate in that my research informs the topics I teach and my teaching energizes my research efforts. As a VA 5-year Career Development Grant 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.

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  • 206 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
  • Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708

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