Phone: 512 232-4734
Fax: 512 471-3688
Office: NUR 5.140
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
Trish O’Day is currently a Clinical Instructor in Public Health Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Ms. O’Day has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and has worked in public health, health policy, health care administration, managed care and maternal and child health nursing.
Ms. O’Day currently serves as Co-President for the Austin Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, an environmental health organization. Ms. O’Day is a member of the University of Texas Emergency Response Committee, and is Co-Chair of the School of Nursing Disaster Response Committee.
Ms. O’Day served on the Board of Family Eldercare in Austin, from 2005 -2011. She continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Lyons Gardens, a subsidized senior apartment complex in Austin.
Ms. O'Day represented the School of Nursing for 3 years (2005 to 2008) on the Education Council at the University of Texas Elementary School. She previously served on the Medical Assistance Program Advisory Board for the City of Austin (2002-2003) and as a member of the Hospital Data Advisory Committee for the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Ms. O’Day is a clinical nurse specialist in community health. Ms. O’Day’s clinical practice includes thirteen years at the Texas Department of Health, in a variety of programs and roles including contract management with local health departments, strategic planning with the Texas Board of Health, legislative/policy work, and as Director of Health Services and Quality for the Medicaid Managed Care Program. Her clinical practice includes health care consultant services for HMOs, government agencies, and universities. Advocacy interests include environmental health and access to health care. Ms. O’Day has worked at a director level in managed care organizations.