Theresa (Tracey) Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-BC, ANP-BC, is an adult nurse practitioner. She has over 25 years of experience at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California. She received her graduate degree from University of California, San Francisco. Her current clinical practice within the Division of Pain Medicine focuses primarily on evaluation and treatment of individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions in both the hospital and outpatient settings. Her clinical interests are diagnosis and management of chronic headache, as well as pain management in pregnancy. She lectures extensively and has authored/coauthored articles, abstracts, texts, and book chapters on topics pertaining to pain assessment and management. As part of her commitment to safety and ethical treatment of patients with pain, Theresa has provided services as an independent expert witness on issues related to pain management. Theresa is currently involved in multidisciplinary research and education projects at Stanford University and Medical Center involving compassionate opioid weaning through the EMPOWER study, as well as providing guided motivational counseling to patients recovering from surgery (PROMPT study). She also recently completed a pilot study looking at the self-perceived educational needs of APRNs and PAs in pain management. Theresa is actively involved in multiple professional organizations including: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, California Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Society of Pain Management Nursing, and American Academy of Pain Medicine. She is on the editorial advisory board of Practical Pain Management and contributes a quarterly article for the specialty column Advance Practice Matters. Theresa is the past cochair of the pain management special practice group at AANP, as well as current cochair of the APRN/PA committee at AAPM.