Diane Todd Pace, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, FAAN, is a family nurse practitioner and certified menopause practitioner who sees patients at Regional One Health’s East Campus.
Dr. Pace earned a diploma in nursing in 1971, a family nurse practitioner certificate in 1976, a Master of Science in nursing/family nurse practitioner degree in 1996 and a Ph.D. in nursing in 1998.
She is Professor/Director-Special Programs, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing, with dual appointment as Associate Professor, College of Medicine/Department of Ob-Gyn. She collaborates with them in clinical practice at a menopause/sexual health clinic she helped develop with Regional One Health, leads a consumer menopause support group, and co-facilitates the multi-disciplinary clinician menopause division.
A member of the North American Menopause Society since 1996, Dr. Pace is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner since 2001, served on the NAMS Board of Trustees, and is the only nurse practitioner to serve as Society President. She has led writing groups to create practice guidelines, transform lay messages, and interpret research results related to menopause symptoms and treatment and disseminated them in publications widely accessed by women and providers.
Dr. Pace beta tested and helped launch a unique mobile application (MenoPro) to guide hormone therapy prescription for clinicians resulting in more uniform evidence-based practice globally. Dr. Pace has improved menopause education and treatment for women, as evidenced by more than 100 presentations and workshops on the topic, her contributions to NAMS Menopause Practice: A Clinician’s Guide, multiple book chapters, the Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health well women app, and development of online Continuing Medical Education content. She serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Menopause and as the only advanced practice registered nurse peer reviewer for the NAMS Clinical Pearls Task Force.
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 has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurses (FAAN), serving on the Women’s Health Expert Panel; and as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), where she has been a recipient of the AANP State of Tennessee Award of Excellence.
Additionally, she has been inducted as a Fellow in the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). She is a member in the International Menopause Society, where she was nominated as a candidate for their Board of Directors, the only nurse practitioner to be nominated for this honor. Dr. Pace has been named a National Organization of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) Inspirations in Women’s Health Awardee.