Traci Carter, BSN, MA

Traci M Carter, BSN, MA

Name: Traci M Carter, BSN, MA

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Diabetes Nurse Educator
Faculty Rank: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Diabetes Quality Improvement
Pediatric Diabetes Population Health

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-5068


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Thiel College, Greenville, PA
Medical/Surgical Nurse Internship, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Regional Medical Center, Fairborn, OH
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA


Traci Carter, MA RN CDE, is currently the pediatric diabetes nurse educator at Walter Reed NMMC and Ft Belvoir Community Hospital. She started as a medical-surgical nurse in the USAF and recognized the role diabetes education played in the prevention of long-term complications. This interest in diabetes care led to outpatient diabetes education positions at Naval Health Clinic Quantico and Inova Health Systems. She obtained her specialty certification in diabetes education in 2005. Then, in 2014, she accepted the pediatric position at Walter Reed NMMC working with pediatric endocrinologists, fellows, and the USU students.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • USAF-Nurse Corps Medical/Surgical Nurse 1993-1999
  • NCBDE Certified Diabetes Educator since 2005
  • AADE Annual Meeting poster presenter 2005, 2016, 2017 and upcoming speaker presentation at 2018 meeting.
  • President of the Capitol Association of Diabetes Educators for 2009 and served as a Board Member from 2006 to 2010.
  • Virginia Diabetes Council workgroup member and current co-chair of Diabetes in Schools Workgroup
  • “Diabetes Educator of the Year” for the Capitol Region of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in 2009
  • NCR Quality Award Winning Team for "Insulin Pump Back Up Plans", 2016


  • DKA, Quality, and Costs: How a Written Back-Up Plan Saves Money and Lives. AADE in Practice. Winter 2017. Traci Carter, MA, RN, CDE; Anna Isfort, MD; Karen Vogt, MD; Jill Emerick, MD