Tracie Harrison, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Tracie Harrison, PhD, RN, FAAN is currently an Associate 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 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 the Department on Aging and Disability Services (DADS) to assess and improve nursing home quality in the state of Texas.