Tracy leads a portfolio of behavioral health training, technical assistance, and evaluation projects. She has been developing, implementing, and evaluating substance use and mental health prevention/early intervention programs for 25 years, supported by NIH, SAMHSA, AHRQ, CDC, ASPE, NHTSA, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and others. She is an expert in behavioral health screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) with a passion for working in medical, behavioral, school, and workplace settings to translate research into practice and evaluate the impact on program and individual outcomes. Her work includes a focus on an expanded, integrated model of SBIRT+Suicide Care to address risk for suicide, depression, and anxiety that often co-occur with substance use. She has developed and evaluated a number of health professional training curriculum and behavior change intervention programs, including simulation technology with emotionally-responsive virtual humans, to address substance use and mental health. She has co-authored numerous publications and presented extensively.
Several national and state initiatives which exemplify extensive experience and expertise in behavioral health training, technical assistance, and evaluation include the AHRQ Managing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care: Resource Center and Evaluation Initiative; Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Integrating Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) throughout Social Work and Nursing Education Initiative; SAMHSA National Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Center (National SBIRT ATTC); Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Community Outreach in New York State; Brief Intervention Group and Hospital SBIRT Initiatives; and North Dakota HOPES Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Initiative.
Prior to joining NORC in 2011, at George Washington University Medical Center, Tracy led substance use prevention/early intervention training, technical assistance, and evaluation projects within Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems and the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health Policy, research programs supported by Pew Charitable Trusts, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, industry, and various Federal agencies. Prior to working at GW, she held research and development positions in the areas of substance use, mental health, and health and productivity management at ISA Associates and the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Cornell University.
George Washington University
Old Dominion University
Appointments & Affiliations
International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs (INEBRIA)
New Adolescent SBIRT Curriculum for Trainers, Educators, and Practitioners Just Released
Press Release | February 21, 2023
opens in new tabEvaluating Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Education in Social Work and Nursing Curriculum Using the CFIR Model
Presentation | September 22, 2022
opens in new tabBalancing Agility and Rigor: A Multi-site Evaluation of an Initiative to Improve Management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care.
Presentation | October 24, 2021
opens in new tabA Multi-stakeholder Approach to Developing Outcome Measures to Evaluate an Initiative Promoting Management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care.
Presentation | September 23, 2021
opens in new tab"Learning Outcomes for Adolescent SBIRT Simulation Training in Social Work and Nursing Education."
Journal Article | April 25, 2019
opens in new tab"Preparing Students to Work in Integrated Health Care Systems."
Report | February 27, 2017
opens in new tab"Selecting and Strengthening Employee Assistance Programs: A Purchaser's Guide."
Report | August 11, 2015
opens in new tab"The Effect of Telephonic Patient Support on Treatment for Opioid Dependence: Outcomes at One Year Follow-Up."
Journal Article | March 21, 2012