• Jean Boucher, PhD, RN, APRN-BC

    Jean Boucher, PhD, RN, APRN-BC
    Clinical Inquiry Specialist

    Phone: 617-582-8463
    Email: jean_boucher@dfci.harvard.edu


    Research Department

    Phyllis F. Cantor Center

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    I work part time as a Clinical Inquiry Specialist at Dana-Farber's Phyllis F. Cantor Center. I facilitate evidence-based practice projects with Dana-Farber nurses for implementation in oncology practice for patients and their families. I have worked as an oncology nurse practitioner for over 15 years. I currently practice one day a week in gastrointestinal  oncology and work as nursing faculty at UMASS Medical School/Graduate School of Nursing in Worcester, MA. My clinical research includes symptom management and quality of life for gastrointestinal cancer patients, prostate cancer patients and their partners, and in end-of-life care. I am an active member of ONS, Sigma Theta Tau, and ENRS.


    Education and Training
    Fitchburg State College (BSN), 1983
    Boston College (MS), 1987
    UMass Amherst/Worcester (PhD), 2002
    University of Pennsylvania (Post Doctoral Nursing Fellowship), 2002-2003

    Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), 1988
    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), 2001

    Select Publications

    • Savarese, D., Al-Zoubi, A., Boucher, J.  (2000). Glutamine for irinotecan diarrhea. J. Clin.Oncol, 18:450

    • Boucher, J (2003). Strategies to Enhance AP Psycho-social Oncology, UN Models of Practice in an Academic Health Science Center, NONPF Monograph.
    • Boucher, J., Piperdi, B., Olson, L. (2011). "Pre-emptive Management of Dermatological Toxicities Associated with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors," Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, accepted for publication.
    • Boucher, J, Bova, C, Sulivan-Bolyai, S., Theroux, R., Klar, R. (2010). Next-of-kin’s experiences in End-of-Life Care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care  Nursing. 12(1),41-50, January / February 2010. doi:10.1097/ NJH.0b013e3181c76d53.