Nathan Boucher Named Scientific Editor for NC Medical Journal

 March 7, 2023

Sanford faculty member Nathan Boucher has been named Scientific Editor of the North Carolina Medical Journal, effective July 1, 2023. The journal, which has been in publication since 1849, is published six times per year and is read by a wide range of health professionals, policymakers, government officials, business executives, educators, researchers, and the interested public.

Boucher will be joining Dr. Ronnie Bell from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the other Scientific Editor for the journal. As Scientific Editor, Boucher will be responsible for leading the peer-review process, ensuring the scientific rigor of the journal's content, and identifying topics of relevance to the North Carolina healthcare community.

Boucher brings to the journal extensive experience in clinical medicine, health care administration, health professions education, hospice and palliative care quality improvement, and community-based research. In addition to his role as an Associate Research Professor with Sanford, he is a Research Health Scientist at Durham VA Health System's Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT), a Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development, and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Core Faculty.

The North Carolina Medical Journal is co-published by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and The Duke Endowment. The journal's mission is to promote public health and improve the quality and effectiveness of healthcare in North Carolina by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.