Jason Lucey joined the IHP faculty full time in August 2014 after serving as and teaching as a term lecturer for many years. Jason served as Family Track Co-Coordinator from 2017-2020 and then as Program Director for Advanced Practice Programs from 2020-2022 and Assistant Dean for Advanced Practice Programs from 2022-2023. Jason received the Institute's Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018.

Since graduating from the MGH IHP in 2001, Jason has relished his identity and role as a family NP and educator. His clinical experience has been in emergency department and urgent care settings, where he has brought the holistic nursing approach to a wide variety of patients across the lifespan.

In his clinical work, Jason became interested in the undertreated health problem of substance use and is committed to improving health care for people who use substances. He served on a regional task force addressing the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire. This task force increased public awareness of the opioid epidemic, developed provider education and led harm reduction efforts to increase access to naloxone for overdose prevention.

In 2017, as a representative of the NH Nurse Practitioner Association, Jason sat on the legislative commission leading to the legalization of syringe service programs in NH. Jason is a founding member of the NH Harm Reduction Coalition (NHHRC.org) which promotes compassionate care for people who use drugs through evidence-based harm reduction. As a representative of NHHRC, Jason has conducted numerous presentations and trainings. Jason’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice focused on emergency-room initiation of buprenorphine for treatment of opioid withdrawal/opioid use disorder.

In his faculty and administrative roles, Jason is committed to the IHP mission of advancing care for a diverse society. Specifically in his area of scholarship, Jason helps students develop skills to address the common but complex health condition of substance use. He has led efforts to improve the curriculum to include robust content covering harm reduction, substance use and compassionate/evidence-based care for all (but especially marginalized) populations including people who use drugs.

Jason believes that MGH IHP-trained professionals are well suited to address complex health issues including substance use that have been historically stigmatized and woefully underserved. Other areas of scholarly interest include incorporation of JEDI concepts into nursing education, and integration of behavioral healthcare into primary care.

Jason has taught Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Family Practicum courses, Primary Care Across the Lifespan I: Family, and IMPACT 2 courses.

  • BA, Spanish Literature, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
  • MS in Nursing, Family Practice, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of New Hampshire

Harm reduction, Substance use/substance use disorder, JEDI integration, integrated behavioral health care

Dr. Lucey has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Lucey's publications in his CV. 

Primary Care and Mental Health: Overview of Integrated Care Models.

A Thematic Synthesis of the Roles of Nurses at Safer Consumption Sites.

Leading as Servant in Times of Crisis. Nursing Education Perspectives.

Chapter 94, Tumors and Polyps of the Nose in T. Buttaro, J. Trybulski and P. Bailey (Eds.), Primary care: A collaborative practice.


In addition, Dr. Lucey regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see his CV for a complete list of presentations.

DNP is a homonym at the 4th Annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship, MGH Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing.

Processing Spaces: NP students and faculty address microaggressions and racism in the clinical space at the 2022 NONPF 48th Annual Conference: Driving Change in NP Education and the DNP.

Enhancing Provider Skills in Serving People who Actively Use Substances: Facts and Strategies for People who Use Stimulants at the 2021 New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit.

Expanding Harm Reduction in NH: Challenges, Successes, and Opportunities at the SOS Innovations in Recovery Conference.

A Pilot of Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Withdrawal and Opioid Use Disorder: A Quality Improvement Project at MGH Munn Center Nursing Research Day.

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Awards and Honors

Honorable Mention-National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award, Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, 2019

The National Compassionate Caregivers of the Year Award recognizes extraordinary healthcare professionals from across the country who embody the characteristics of compassionate care and whose professional achievements have helped to create healing healthcare environments for patients, families, colleagues, and communities.

Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018

This award honors a distinguished Institute faculty member who has excelled in meeting the excellence in teaching criteria and is recognized by students, faculty colleagues, and other members of the community. It is given to a faculty member who best exemplifies creativity in teaching, is receptive to evaluation, is responsive to the individual learning needs of students, is a mentor to students and faculty alike, and is recognized and respected by professional colleagues.

DAISY Faculty Award, 2017

First awarded at the Institute in 2016, DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System Foundation. The Foundation established the DAISY Faculty Award® to recognize dedicated nursing faculty who have a profound impact on the future practice of their students through their commitment and inspirational influence. 

Substance Use Disorder Champion in Action Award, 2016

OneVoice for Strafford County, Addiction Summit. Given for volunteer work towards reducing overdose.