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Director of Special Academic Programs
874 Union Avenue, Room 422
Memphis, TN 38163

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Diane Todd Pace is a professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing. She has a dual appointment as Associate Professor in the College of Medicine/Department of Ob-Gyn with whom she collaborated in clinical practice at a menopause/sexual health clinic she helped develop with Regional One Health.

As a member of the Menopause Society (formerly the North American Menopause Society) since 1996, she has been a Certified Menopause Practitioner since 2001. She served on the Board of Trustees for six years, as society treasurer, and is the only nurse practitioner to serve as society president. She has served on the society’s expert panels developing position statements, contributed to their textbook, and served as a reviewer for The Journal of Menopause and Clinical Pearls. Additionally, she has contributed to national/international publications and more than 100 presentations on menopause and sexual health related topics. She is co-author of three book chapters on menopause in nationally recognized textbooks.

Dr. Pace has been awarded the Menopause Practitioner of the Year and was the first non-physician to receive the prestigious Dr. Leon Speroff Educator Award from the Menopause Society. She has received the Tennessee Nurses Association Award of Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing. Dr. Pace has been inducted as a Fellow in three prestigious professional organizations: the American Academy of Nurses, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. In the American Academy of Nurses, Dr. Pace serves on the Women’s Health Expert Panel. She also serves on the Women’s Health Special Interest Group for the AANP.

Dr. Pace has been named a National Organization of Nurse Practitioners 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 member of the International Menopause Society, where she serves on the Consumer Education Committee. She is the only nurse practitioner nominated to serve on their Board of Directors. Dr. Pace was named the first Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni through UTHSC’s Alumni Board.

Dr. Pace teaches in the DNP program and mentors colleagues in their professional fellowship journeys. She is married, has two daughters and five grandchildren.

Dec 20, 2023