Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, R.N., FAAN, FGSA

Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, R.N., FAAN, FGSA
Associate Professor & Director, Center for Excellence in LTC The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing 1710 Red River Austin, TX 78701 (512) 471-9085

Dr. Harrison’s research interests include the intersection between age related change and functional impairment and how that affects social role performance and subsequent health outcomes. Her research has been conducted using primarily qualitative and mixed research methods. Her policy research interests surround the federal and state laws that affect the long-term health related policies providing benefits and/or services to people aging in long-term care and their respective communities with disabilities, including worker’s compensation, Medicare and Medicaid related legislation. She has been honored by the Southern Nursing Research Society/John A Hartford Foundation Geriatric Research Award and is a fellow in both The American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America.

Recent Honors and Responsibilities:

  • 2017 - 2018 National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine panel
  • 2016: Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
  • 2016: Faculty Advisory Council School of Nursing elected representative to University Council
  • 2015-2017: Advisory Council on Aging, Capital Area Council of Governments, Official appointment for 2 years
  • 2015-2018: Capital Council on Aging Steering Committee for Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
  • 2014-2015 & 2016-2017: Luci Baines Johnson Fellow in Nursing
  • 2014: Delores Sands Award for Excellence in Nursing Research from Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Theta Chapter.
  • 2013-Present: Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2013: Faculty Research Award, School of Nursing The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011-2012 Health and Aging Policy Fellow/American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow


  • 2000 - 2014: Advanced Practice Nurse with Prescriptive Authority, State of Texas
  • 2000 - 2014: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)
  • 1996 - 2002: Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • 1994 - 2003: Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • 1994 - Present: Registered Nurse, State of Texas