Tracy is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Washington, School of Nursing, Department of Psychosocial & Community Health. In November 2012, she began a new role as Director of Data Integrity in the City of Seattle, Human Services Department. Tracy earned her PhD in health services from the University of Washington, where she also earned her MPH in health services for maternal and child health, and her BA with Distinction in sociology. She has served previously as Project Director/Principal Investigator at Public Health - Seattle & King County and as a consultant to Group Health Research Institute - Center for Community Health & Evaluation in Seattle, WA. In 2012, her systematic review on public health workforce research commissioned by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research was published in a special supplement of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Her research and programmatic interests include eliminating health disparities through addressing social determinants, systems research and strengthening, workforce research and planning, community-based research and programming, and chronic disease prevention. Tracy enjoys utilizing her strengths and skills for leadership and active involvement in professional and community-based organizations. She currently serves in leadership positions for the American Public Health Association - Health Informatics and Information Technology Section, and AcademyHealth - Disparities Interest Group. Tracy was also appointed to the inaugural US Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Health Equity Council for Region Ten on which she has served since 2011.
Project with Washington State Public Health PBRN