Tracy Bruen, DCN, RDN, LDN

Clinical Assistant Professor | Director Clinical Nutrition Graduate Program

Fieldhouse 161A
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Tracy Bruen

About Tracy Bruen

Tracy Bruen, PhD is an assistant clinical professor for the College of Health Sciences clinical nutrition program and serves as the director of the MS Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program.  Prior to joining University of Memphis, Dr. Bruen enjoyed a progressive career as clinical nutrition manager in the greater Nashville, Tenn. area. In her past role as a clinical nutrition manager, Dr. Bruen implemented one of Tennessee’s first CDC fully recognized Diabetes Prevention Programs with grant funding from the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the State of Tennessee. Throughout her career, she has implemented many quality improvement programs utilizing nutrition to promote evidence-based practice in the acute care setting. Some of these projects included nutrition to enhance recovery after surgery, programs to identify treat and prevent malnutrition, informatics development / implementation and appropriate use of nutrition support.

Dr. Bruen is passionate about implementing evidence-based practice in the clinical setting and the promotion of RDs as healthcare leaders. Her research interests include diabetes treatment and prevention as well as critical care nutrition. She has enjoyed serving in leadership roles for both the state and local Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics associations.  Dr. Bruen has served as a mentor and preceptor for students for over 20 years and desires to continue to make a positive impact on the future of the profession through her role in the clinical nutrition and dietetics Internship at University of Memphis.


DCN Clinical Nutrition - Rutgers State University - 2019
MS Clinical Nutrition - University of Memphis - 1996