Tracy received her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Memphis. While she was a Registered Nurse she worked in several fields from new born nursery to open heart intensive care. She then received her Master’s degree from Delta State University in Cleveland Mississippi. Tracy is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is also board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Pain Management and was the chronic pain content expert who helped to create the Pain Management board exam in Washington DC. She is a Certified Addictionologist through the American College of Addictionology. She has been working in the field of pain management for 19 years. She taught in the Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Utah for 9 years. She has presented papers and posters and has several publications.