• Honors Co-Advisor, College Of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Obstetrics And Gynecology

Professional Service

  • University of Utah. Role: Member. Climate taskforce. 01/01/2022 - present
  • Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine . Editorial Board. 01/01/2020 - present
  • Society for Acupuncture Research. Role: Secretary. Elected to serve on the Board of Directors. 01/01/2020 - present
  • Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. Role: Chair. Datapalooza 2.0 Brainstorming Committee. 09/2017 - present
  • International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health & Well-being, Complementary Therapies in Medicine . Invited Peer Review for Manuscripts. 01/01/2017 - present
  • Alternative and Complementary Therapies; Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine; BMC: Complementary and Alternative Medicine . Peer Reviewer of Manuscripts. 01/01/2014 - present

Internal Service

  • Women's Health RITe. Co-Chair, 06/01/2019 - present. College service.
  • Parent Teacher Student Organization; Academy for Math, Engineering, & Science. President, 06/01/2019 - present. Other service.
  • Pain Task Force, Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. Member, 06/01/2019 - present. Other service.
  • Research Working Group, Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health . Member, 01/01/2019 - present. Other service.
  • PhD Committee - Research Immersion Taskforce. 10/01/2018 - present. College service.
  • Research Committee. Member, 09/01/2018 - present. College service.
  • Search Committee. Member, 08/01/2018 - present. College service.
  • Board of Directors, Academy of Math, Engineering, and Science. Member, 08/01/2018 - present. Other service.
  • Wellness Committee. Member, 06/01/2018 - 06/01/2019. College service.
  • Pre Tenure Faculty Information Meetings. Chair, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019. College service.
  • PhD Committee. Member, 07/01/2017 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Academy for Math, Engineering & Science: Board of Directors . 09/01/2018 - 06/01/2021
  • American International School of Utah, Board of Directors . 10/16/2016 - 09/01/2018

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Research & Scholarship. Sigma, Gamma Rho Chapter, University of Utah, 03/01/2021
  • Executive Committee, Secretary by Invitation. Society for Acupuncture Research, 03/01/2021
  • 3rd Place Poster Award. Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Annual Integrative Health & Medicine Virtual Conference, 03/01/2020
  • Excellence in University Health Partnership Award. College of Nursing, University of Utah, 03/01/2020
  • Board of Directors, Invitation. Society for Acupuncture Research, 03/01/2020
  • Outstanding Senior Researcher Award in Clinical Research for presentation entitled: Intersections of Practice, Research, and Policy: Update on Washington State Labor & Industries Coverage of Acupuncture for Injured Workers. June, 2019. $500 . Society for Acupuncture Research, 06/01/2019
  • Inductee. Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), University of Washington Chapter, 06/2013
  • Best Undergraduate Researcher. Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 06/1996
  • Inductee – 1 of 17 undergraduates selected from the class of 1996, University of Utah. Beehive Honor Society, 06/1996
  • President, University of Utah chapter. Golden Key National Honor Society, 06/1995
  • Inductee. Mortar Board National Honor Society, 06/1995
  • Inductee. Owl & Key National Honor Society, 06/1995
  • Inductee. Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 06/1995
  • Inductee. Psi Chi National Honor Society, 06/1995
  • Inductee. Skull & Bones National Honor Society, 06/1995

In the Media

  • Dr. Taylor-Swanson comments: "Research is creative, generative, and dynamic. I am interested in discovering how we can more fully experience our embodied self-awareness, and live less in our heads. In research lingo, we've discovered that symptoms are described as less bothersome, interfering, or severe, when we're more present with ourselves, with greater embodiment. This translates to traditional East Asian medicine because I think that while people lay on the table, needles in place, they have the 20-30 minute opportunity to drop into their present lived experience, and to get out of their heads, if they choose to take that invitation to settle. We are inherently social beings and that social context, re-created in healthy and nurturing clinical contexts, supports embodiment and being present in one's lived experience. My research is investigating these topics, and a few others. I've been so incredibly fortunate to complete at PhD at the University of Washington and most recently join the faculty at the University of Utah. I'm one of a couple of handfuls of acupuncturist-researchers. For those who find research absolutely boring, or worse, pointless…please listen to this conversation. It's lively and not, perhaps, as dry as you'd anticipate.". 04/17/2017.
  • SCOPE RADIO INTERVIEW WITH DR. KIRTLY JONES Menopause commonly comes with symptoms such as hot flashes, anxiety, and headaches. Women's expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with Dr. Lisa Taylor-Swanson, an acupuncturist, about acupuncture and herbal medicines, and how the two can help women with menopause. Learn about the options available for alternative and complementary medicines for women experiencing menopause. 10/09/2017.
  • INTEGRATIVE PRACTITIONER: Washington and Minnesota initiate acupuncture and interdisciplinary pain payment trials Washington acupuncture association succeeds in creating a L& I pilot On October 1, 2017, the licensed acupuncturists in the state of Washington began a back pain pilot with that state’s Department of Labor and Industries. The project has long been promoted by the state’s professional group, Washington East Asian Medical Association (WEAMA). The pilot, that will last for a maximum of 2 years, was originally to involve 150 licensed practitioners. Highs levels of interest upped the numbers to 215. Driving the activity for the WEAMA has been nurse-acupuncturist Lisa Taylor-Swanson, PhD, EAMP [East Asian Medical Provider, Washington’s version of an LAc] who recently took a faculty position in Utah. The general outlines of the program are that patients are treated on referral from L&I for up to 10 visits. In addition, the practitioners will gather outcomes and provide a report on the final visit. Outcomes measures will include the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and 2-item Graded Chronic Pain Scale (GCPS). These will be used to assess functional status at baseline, the middle or 5th visit, and then at the end of treatment. According to a report from WEAMA, participants will submit “chart notes as well as functional scores” from these measures. 10/05/2017.
  • Everyday Acupuncture Podcast: Tracing the flap of a butterfly’s wings- using complexity science to study acupuncture. Research is a funny thing. On one hand, most of us think of it as the most dry and boring stuff you could possibly read. On the other hand, we see it as the Holy Grail of truth when it comes to understanding the effectiveness of medical interventions. As with most things in life, the truth is much more complex and nuanced. In this episode our guest introduces us to nonlinear and complex adaptive systems approaches to researching medical interventions. 09/16/2015.
  • “Interoceptive awareness and acupuncture.” Interview with Lisa Taylor-Swanson, Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, and Nick Lowe. 10/01/2022.
  • Does Acupuncture Work for Headaches? 04/01/2022.
  • Women’s health can be a pain! 12/01/2021.
  • “Stress Increases During Menopause: Six Ways to Stay Calm Through it All”. 10/01/2021.
  • “Tracing the wind-designing and implementing a study on the treatment of symptoms from possible COVID-19 with Chinese herbal medicine.” Interview with Lisa Taylor-Swanson & Lisa Conboy. Qiological. Michael Max. 05/01/2020.
  • Podcast interview. Tracking the Void, Non-Linear Methods of Research • Lisa Taylor-Swanson • Qi127. 02/18/2020.
  • “Introducing Lisa Taylor-Swanson.” Society for Acupuncture Research email newsletter. 12/01/2019.
  • Healio - Endocrine Today reported on our study of self-awareness and perception of hot flash severity. 12/17/2018.
  • Research methods for East Asian medicine practitioners • Lisa Taylor-Swanson • Qi027. 04/17/2018.