Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, RN

Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Founding Director, Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long-Term Care (CEASLTC)

Tracie Harrison, PhD, RN, FAAN is currently a Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Her policy interests surround the federal and state laws that affect the long-term health related benefits of people aging with and into disabilities, which include worker’s compensation, Medicare and Medicaid related legislation. These interests spring from her research exploring reasons for health disparities in disablement outcomes in community residing older Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White women with mobility impairments, as well as from her work on health literacy for elders with severe visual impairments. She has also works with Texas Health and Human Services Commission to assess and improve nursing home quality in the state of Texas through research studies and educational credits provided through the CEASLTC.Finally, Dr. Harrison is funded to study aging in Mexico alongside co-investigators at The University of Guanajuato. Results will have policy implications for the aging services in both the U.S. and Mexico.