Dr. Tracie Harrison

University of Texas

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University of Texas
Austin, TX

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Dr. Tracie Harrison

University of Texas


I am a professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing where I am also the Director for the Center for Excellence in Long Term Care. ( Check us out at: )

I have advanced training in gerontology, disability, health disparities, and health policy. I have conducted multiple studies on aging and disability; specifically, on how age and function combine to effect biological, functional and social outcomes. The contribution of various cultural factors to health disparity outcomes for people with disabilities is also a major research interest.

From a methods perspective, I have expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research, as well as survey research and policy analysis. I have served as a Health & Aging Policy Fellow for the Administration on Aging and The Office on Disability in Washington, DC. I am dedicated to using my knowledge base to structure and guide student learning experiences that yield substantial and discernible student progress.


The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, United States
PhD, 2004
Dissertation: The Meaning of Aging for Women with Childhood Onset Polio
Advisor: Alexa Stuifbergen

Job History

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
Austin, TX
August 2004 - present

Scott & White Clinic and Hospital
Cardiology Family Nurse Practitioner, RN III
Temple , TX
December 1993 - December 2009

Areas Of Expertise

  • Disability
  • Ethnic Groups: European-American/European
  • Ethnic Groups: Hispanic/Spanish
  • Gender
  • Gerontology
  • Long-Term Care
  • Long-Term Care: Policies/Policy Analysis
  • Long-Term Care: Quality of Care/Evaluation of Services
  • Political Analysis
  • Vision
  • Women's Issues
  • Work and Occupation
  • Women's Health and Aging with Disability

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  • Nursing