Dr. Schwindt’s research is focused on reducing health disparities in the transgender and gender expansive population. She is the primary investigator on a multi-site study funded by the National League for Nursing examining the use of simulation vs. case-based learning on the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of graduate psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners. She has received funding to examine barriers to, and facilitators of, smoking cessation and treatment utilization among transgender, non-binary, and/or gender expansive people, best practices for teaching advanced practice nurses how to provide affirmative mental health care to transgender and gender diverse people, and the impact of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment training on the clinical practices of clinicians across treatment settings
Dr. Schwindt was the program director for the psychiatric-nurse practitioner master’s and post-master's certificate programs during the time of this review. She completed a revision of NURS 6246: Psychiatric-Mental Health Care of Individuals across the Lifespan.
School: 1) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Planning Committee; 2) Healing Circles Initiative (Coordinator); 3) member of search and screen committee for the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program.
University: 1) Senate Standing Committee on Libraries
Profession & Community: 1) Reviewer, Journal of Drug Education Substance Abuse Research and Prevention; 3) Membership committee, International Society of Psychiatric Nurses; 4) Licensing and Credentialing committee, Array Behavioral Health Services