Dr. Taylor-Swanson has joined the faculty of the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. As an Assistant Professor, she’ll deliver research and teach courses that will improve women’s health, explore complexity, and the gender disparities surrounding the opioid epidemic.

She has co-authored seven peer-reviewed papers to date. One paper focuses on the use of acupuncture to increase live birth rates after IVF procedures. One group focused on the importance of practitioner warmth in the patient-practitioner relationship and the paper may be found here. She also collaborated with colleagues at UW School of Nursing on four papers regarding the treatment of menopausal symptoms (with Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal therapies, mind-body therapies and isoflavones and amino acid therapies). And one editorial regarding heavy bleeding and depression during the menopausal transition may be found here.

In 1999, a division of NIH called the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) became the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). NCCIH facilitates the training of researchers and funds specific research projects. This has resulted in useful clinical data regarding a whole host of treatments for an even greater list of ailments.

Lisa’s commitment to and involvement in research has had a positive influence on the treatment of patients at Abundant Health, strengthening the Abundant Health clinical team’s knowledge and ability to more effectively address patients’ health concerns.