Research Summary

I study symptoms and how we feel and evaluate them. As a feminist clinician- scientist, Dr. Taylor-Swanson seeks to improve midlife women’s health and to better understand gender disparities of the opioid epidemic. She also evaluates traditional East Asian medicine interventions (including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and moxibustion) because of her longstanding practice of this medicine (17 years and counting).


  • PhD, Nursing Science, University of Washington. Project: Self-awareness and symptom evaluation : Observations from the Seattle midlife women's health study
  • Master's Degree, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine
  • Honors BS, cum laude, Psychology major & Women's Studies minor, University of Utah. Project: A narrative study of frame transitions between physical and pretend mother-infant play