Tracie Harrison, MSN, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA is a Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, where she studies aging with disability and the policy outcomes and implications of disability. Her work with people with disabilities, includes those with mobility and sensory impairments. Harrison trained as a pre- and post-doctoral fellow in gerontological nursing through the Hartford Foundation, NIH/NRSA, and a Donald D. Harrington Scholars awards. She has over 70 publications on how severe, permanent disabilities, impact people’s lives focusing on the perspective of diverse populations. Her research is also concerned with the long-term services and supports provided. Harrison served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow through the Health and Aging policy fellows program. She worked in the Office on Disability and Administration on Aging as it combined into the Administration on Community Living. She is the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long Term Care at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.