Featured Nurse Leader

The Academy's Featured Nurse Leader section showcases the transformative work of our fellows. If you have or know a fellow that has published work or has made a difference in their community please let us know.

Tracie Harrison, PhD, RN, CS, FGSA, FAAN



Tracie Harrison, PhD, RN, CS, FGSA, FAAN, has been appointed to the Health Care Utilization and Adults with Disabilities Committee at the National Academies of Science and Engineering and Medicine. The ad hoc committee provides analysis of health care utilizations related to impairment severity by identifying utilizations that might be good proxies for “listing-level” severity.

Dr. Harrison, associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, is the sole nurse on the committee. Her research has focused on aging with disabilities. Specifically, she is interested in the intersection between age-related change and functional impairment, and how that affects social role performance and subsequent health outcomes in women.

Dr. Harrison was inducted into the Academy in 2013.