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Dr. Pace earned a diploma in nursing/1971, a FNP/1976, a MSN/FNP/1996 and a PhD in nursing in 1998 as well as additional bachelors and masters non-nursing degrees. She is Professor/Director-Special Academic Programs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing. She has a dual appointment as Associate Professor in the College of Medicine/Department of Ob-Gyn with whom she collaborates in clinical practice at a menopause/sexual health clinic she helped develop with Regional One Health.


As a member of the North American Menopause Society since 1996, she has been a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner since 2001. She served on the Board of Trustees for 6 years, Society Treasurer, and is the only Nurse Practitioner to serve as Society President. She served on the expert panels developing the NAMS Hormone Therapy Position Statement and the Position Statement on Management of Symptomatic Vulvovaginal Atrophy and contributed to the 5th edition of Menopause Practice: A Clinician’s Guide. As a beta-tester for the NAMS MenoPro app, she contributed to the publication, assisting providers to prescribe HT, and was the only non-physician on the Menopause Curriculum Task Force developing curriculum for residents and other clinicians. She serves as reviewer for The Journal of Menopause, NAMS Clinical Pearls, & has contributed to publications and more than 100 presentations on menopause and sexual health related topics. She is co-author of 3 book chapters on menopause in nationally recognized textbooks.


Dr. Pace has been awarded the NAMS Menopause Practitioner of the Year and the Tennessee Nurses Association Award of Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurses and serves on the Women’s Health Expert Panel and also a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners where she has been a recipient of the AANP State of Tennessee Award of Excellence. Additionally, she has been named a National Organization Nurse Practitioner’s in Women’s Health (NPWH) Inspirations in Women’s Health Awardee and helped to incorporate menopause content in their nationally recognized Women’s Health App. She is also a Fellow in the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and is a member of the International Menopause Society.