Jennifer Brett, N.D., L.Ac.Founding Director, Acupuncture, Acupuncture Institute
Diploma, Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (Now Tri-State College), NYC, June 1988
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon, June 1987
Management Institute for Women in Higher Education, HERS Wellesley, 2009


Office Location: Health Science Center – Office 601
Telephone: (203) 576-4122


Dr. Jennifer Brett, ND, L.Ac. is the founding director of the UB Acupuncture Institute. She graduated in 1987 from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and graduated in 1988 from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She is currently the chair of two Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) Committees (CCAOM Distance Learning Committee and CCAOM Research Committee) and a member of the ACCAHC (Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care) Clinical Working Group.

Dr. Brett worked to create an acupuncture degree programs in which students and graduates become caring and responsible citizens and skilled healthcare professionals.

Since the time that Jennifer Brett graduated in 1988, the respect for acupuncture in the medical community has grown significantly.

Recently, integrative medicine, defined as a healthcare system that is multidisciplinary and enhances competence, mutual respect and collaboration across all healthcare disciplines, has embraced acupuncture, and as a result acupuncturists now practice in hospitals and multidisciplinary healthcare settings.

It is Dr. Brett’s vision that acupuncturists become respected members of the healthcare community in all its various functions, from acute in-patient care to chronic, ambulatory care, research, and training.


Courses Taught
AWB 511 Research Methodology

APP 721 Practice Management

ACS 711 & ACS 722 Preceptorship

ACS 612 & ACS 623 Clinical Diagnosis 1 & 2

ATD 512 TCM Theory

ATD513 TCM Diagnosis 1

AWB 521 TCM Safe Practices

ATD 729 Acupuncture GYN


Areas of Interest
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Interdisciplinary clinical collaboration

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