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Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, MS, L.Ac.

Adjunct Faculty

Department: New England School of Acupuncture

Contact: Claudia.Citkovitz@mcphs.edu




Schools

New England School of Acupuncture

Programs

Acupuncture (MAC)
Acupuncture (MAOM)
Acupuncture (DAc)

Education

2015 Ph.D., University of Westminster, London, Faculty of Science and Technology
2015 Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training Modules in biomedical research, social and behavioral research, responsible conduct of research and IRB
2011 Certificate Program in Research Methods in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Claudia Witt and Klaus Linde). Potsdam, Germany.
2002 M.S. in Acupuncture, Tri-State College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
2002 Certificate Program in Chinese Herbology, Tri-State College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
1999 Certificate Program in Chinese Language, Beijing Yuyan Wenhua Daxue
1990 B.A. with Special Honors in English Literature, University of Chicago


Affiliated Appointments

Director of Acupuncture Services, NYU Langone Hospitals – Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Medical School.


Research Interests

Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine
Complex systems and complex interventions research


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Citkovitz, C., & Schnyer, R. N. (2020). Chinese Herbal Medicines During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Role for Observational Studies. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 26(7), 544-546.

Schnyer, R. N., & Citkovitz, C. (2020). Modularization of Pattern Differentiation in East Asian Medicine: Increasing Reliability or Ignoring Confounders?(Response to Yoshino and Watanabe re:“JACM Special Focus Issue on Challenges in Inter-Rater Reliability in Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Japanese Perspective”[J Altern Complement Med Epub ahead of print; DOI: 10.1089/acm. 2019.0464]). The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 26(5), 439-439.

Citkovitz, C. (2019) ‘Acupressure and Acupuncture for Birth: An Integrative Guide for Acupuncturists, Midwives and other Birth Professionals.’ Singing Dragon Books/Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, UK.

Niemtzow, R. C., Betts, D., Budd, S., Citkovitz, C., Kocher, Z., & Mummery, C. (2019). Acupuncture During Pregnancy: An Expert Discussion. Medical Acupuncture, 31(5), 251-258.

Citkovitz, C., & Betts, D. (2019). ‘Obstetrical Acupuncture: Reflections on a Much-Needed Special Issue.’ Medical Acupuncture, 31(5), 251-258.

Schnyer, R. N., & Citkovitz, C. (2019). ‘Inter-Rater Reliability in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Challenging Paradigmatic Assumptions’. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 25, Number 11, 2019, pp. 1067–1073

Citkovitz, C. (2019). Labour Preparation with Acupuncture. Journal of Chinese Medicine, (121).

Griffin, B., & Citkovitz, C. (2017). Survey: preferences and limitations of herbal medicine use among patients at a community acupuncture clinic. Medical Acupuncture, 29(1), 25-29.

Citkovitz, C. Blood Stasis in the Brain: An Integrative Approach to the Treatment of Stroke. Journal of Chinese Medicine 113 (2017); 30-35.

Citkovitz, C. ‘Clinical Experience vs. Evidence-Based Practice: Do we have to Choose?’. Oriental Medicine, 51(2) (2016): 7ff.

Citkovitz, C. (2015). ‘Acupuncture during stroke rehabilitation: development of a manual for researching a complex intervention.’ (Doctoral dissertation, University of Westminster).

Citkovitz C., Anderson B, Cassidy P, Rappeport S, Ryan P, Scheid VG. ‘Evidence-Informed Manualization’: Development and Feasibility Assessment of a Manual for Acupuncture during Post-Stroke Care In: "Society for Acupuncture Research 2015 International Conference: Award-Winning Abstracts in Clinical and Basic Sciences." The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 22.1 (2016): 97-100.

Citkovitz C., Betts D, Budd S, Lang R. Assessing the Methods of a Recently Published Study: 4 placebo groups? BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 118.12 (2011): 1542-1543.

Citkovitz C., Schnyer RN, Hoskins IA. Acupuncture during labour: data are more promising than a recent review suggests. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 118.1 (2011): 101.

Citkovitz C., Klimenko E, Bolyai M, Applewhite L, Julliard K, Weiner Z. Effects of acupuncture during labor and delivery in a U.S. hospital setting: a case-control pilot study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15(5) (2009): 501-505.

Julliard KN, Citkovitz C., McDaniel D. Towards a Model for Planning Clinical Research in Oriental Medicine. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 23(2) (2007): 118-128.

Alban JP, Citkovitz C., Julliard KN. Assessment of Hospital Staff’s Attitudes Towards Acupuncture in an Inpatient Setting. In: Abstracts: The Twelfth Annual Symposium of the Society for Acupuncture Research October 21–23, 2005 Albuquerque, NM. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 12(2) (2006): 217-227.


Honors

2015 “Outstanding Junior Researcher”. Symposium of the Society for Acupuncture Research, Boston, MA.
2015 “Caring for Health” Research Award, Project of Distinction. NYU Lutheran, Brooklyn, New York.
2006 “Caring for Health” Research Award, First Place. Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.


Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

Associate Editor, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Commissioner, Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Board Member, Society for Acupuncture Research

Memberships
Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH)
Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY)
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)
Shen Nong Society (SNS)