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Julia Bucher, Ph.D., R.N.


  • BSN, University of Delaware (1974)
  • MN, University of Washington (1980)
    MPM, Seattle University (1986)
  • PhD, Community Systems Planning & Development, Penn State University (1992)


  • Registered Nurse


  • Nursing Concepts and Practice: Community Health Nursing
  • Community Health Concepts and Issues for Registered Nurses
  • Research Concepts for Registered Nurses
  • Health Care Policy, Organization and Finance (MS in Nursing)
  • Population Health Outcomes (DNP)

Research Interests

  • Problem solving coaching of family caregivers of persons with cancer
  • Comprehensive cancer control planning and evaluation


  • Trish Greene Quality of Life Award – Cancer Intervention
  • Implementation Coordinator Award - Pennsylvania Comprehensive Cancer Control
  • Excellence in Nursing Practice, Eta Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, 2011

Recent Publications

  • Thompson, C. W., Bucher, J.A. & Bell, T. (2016). Lessons in retrospect: A proposal for home care agency integration of nurse managed wellness model of care. Home Health Care Management and Practice.
  • Bucher, J.A. (2013). Ask An Expert. Booming column online. New York Times.
  • Bucher, J.A. & Thompson, C.W. (2012). Promoting health in low-income communities: The Asthma Safe Kids Program delivered by an academic nurse managed center. Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators.
  • Bucher, J.A. & Houts, P.S. (2011). A comprehensive guide to caregiving for family caregivers. 2nd ED. Atlanta GA: American Cancer Society.
  • Bucher, J.A. (2010). Using the logic model for planning and evaluation: examples for new users. Home Health Management and Practice.

Recent Presentations

  • Synthetic estimation. Pennsylvania Department of Health and Cancer Control, Harrisburg, PA, 2014.
  • Community-Clinical Linkages (panelist). Building Bridges Pennsylvania Cancer Planning Summit, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. 2014.
  • Successful Colonoscopy Preparation for Low-income, Low-vision Adults, Building Bridges: Pennsylvania Cancer Planning Summit, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Pavilion. 2013.
  • Community Resources, Support Group for Early-stage Alzheimer's Patients, Alzheimer's Association, Lebanon, PA. 2013.
  • Home Care of Veterans through Academic Nurse Managed Centers at Joining Forces to Restore Lives: Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health Conference, University Of South Florida College Of Nursing, Tampa FL. 2012.