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Nathan Adam Boucher

Associate Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
206 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708

Overview


I am a Research Health Scientist at Durham VA Health System’s Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) and Duke University faculty at Sanford School of Public Policy, the Medical School, and the Nursing School. I am also a 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 (licensed physician assistant in critical care and emergency 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 community members and family/friend care partners.

My research has been funded by Veterans Administration, NIH, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services, several foundations, and Duke University. Recent research includes 1) describing care partners’ social and health needs related to caring for older adults re-entering the community from prison; 2) designing and testing community health worker programs focused on older adults; 3) characterizing concerns care partners and people living with dementia have regarding the quality of care settings as well as emerging technologies; 4) systems approaches to homelessness among Veterans, and 5) defining and realigning training and employment for NC direct care workers serving in home- and community-based services.

Let's collaborate: nathan.boucher@duke.edu

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Associate Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy · 2021 - Present Sanford School of Public Policy
Faculty Director, Health Policy Undergraduate Certificate · 2022 - Present Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy, Initiatives
Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Sanford School of Public Policy · 2022 - Present Sanford School of Public Policy
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2021 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Associate Professor in Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, Geriatrics, Medicine
Associate Research Professor in the School of Nursing · 2023 - Present School of Nursing
Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy · 2019 - Present Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications


Duke University, School of Medicine · 2020 C.
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center · 2015 DrPH
Baruch College · 2011 M.P.A.
Northeastern University · 2004 M.S.