Traci Rooks is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law. Traci began her work with Medical-Legal Partnership with the Spokane Health Justice Initiative in 2014. As a legal volunteer, Traci examined work flows between medical and legal partners for potential improvement. She wrote policies and procedures for medical, legal, and law school partners. She also aggregated and evaluated patient-client data for reporting and compliance with grant guidelines. In addition, Traci has been a member of the Washington State Coalition of Medical-Legal Partnerships participating in state-wide efforts to establish new medical-legal partnerships and navigate challenges for established partnerships. The foundation for this very important work having been completed, Traci broadened the application of medical-legal partnership to higher education at University of Providence.
Traci is currently an Investigator for Providence Risk and Integrity Services. Prior to her work as an Investigator, Traci was a Compliance Manager and Privacy Officer for Lincoln Hospital and a Compliance Specialist for Providence St. Joseph Health. Over the years, Traci has also been active in the Health Law Sections of both the Washington State Bar and the American Bar Association. Traci joined the adjunct faculty at University of Providence in 2018, teaching Healthcare Law & Ethics for the Master of Healthcare Administration Program.
Traci is committed to equipping tomorrow’s healthcare leaders and legal advocates to embrace the precepts of pairing health and justice. The Health Justice program is supported by a cadre of talented faculty. MHA practitioner faculty are experienced in their specialty areas and share a goal of linking theory to practice for students.