Jennifer Brueckner-Collins, Ph.D.

Jennifer Brueckner-Collins, Ph.D.

Jennifer Brueckner-Collins, Ph.D.

Phone: 502-852-5718

Research Focus

Instructional Technology Development and Evaluation

Dr. Brueckner's scholarly work focuses on developing and evaluating innovative approaches in teaching the anatomical sciences. Currently, Dr. Brueckner is developing new teaching strategies including the use of Second Life technology, Kirigami modeling and the FISH philosophy business model. She is the coauthor of Sidman’s Neuroanatomy: A Programmed Learning Tool, 2nd edition and is one of six editors for the 5th edition of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Key Publications

Richardson, A., Hazzard, M., BRUECKNER-COLLINS J. Using a 3D Virtual Platform to Teach the Pterygopalatine Fossa to Medical Students. Medical Science Educator 23(3) (July 2013).

Kraszpulska, B., Bomkamp, D., BRUECKNER-COLLINS J. Benefits of Traditional Cadaveric Dissection in a Digital World: Medical and Dental Students' Perspectives. Medical Science Educator 23(1) (January 2013).

Acland R, Herring N, BRUECKNER-COLLINS J. The Pterygopalatine Fossa. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from:

Werner B, BRUECKNER-COLLINS J, Acland R. Clinical Anatomy of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block . MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from:

Hansen, J., Benninger, B., BRUECKNER, J., Carmichael, S., Granger, N., Tubbs, S. Frank H. Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, 5th Edition, 2011.

BRUECKNER, J., Blackey, C., Purdy, L., Mastering structural and developmental anatomy through Kirigami. Clinical Anatomy 23:475, 2010.

Richardson, A., BRUECKNER, J., Challman, S., Cunningham, T., Davis, F., Hazzard, M., Ritchie, D., Yoon, J. A novel simulation of cadaver-based learning in a virtual anatomy experience using second life. Clinical Anatomy 23:488, 2010.

BRUECKNER, J.K., Challman, S., MacPherson, B.R. Using an online text messaging communication tool as an instructional supplement in an undergraduate anatomy course. The FASEB Journal 22:768, 2008.

MacPherson, B.R. and BRUECKNER, J.K. Using Modified Team-Based Learning in the Medical Histology Lab. The FASEB Journal 22:236, 2008.

Stein, P.A., BRUECKNER, J.K. and Milliner, M. Sensory innervation of mandibular teeth by the nerve to the mylohyoid: Implications in local anesthesia. Clinical Anatomy 20 (6): 591-595, 2007.

Gould, D.J. and BRUECKNER, J.K. “Sidman Neuroanatomy: A Programmed Learning Tool,” 2nd edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007.

Johnson, N., Richardson, A. and BRUECKNER, J.K. A Novel Use of Podcasting Technology in Teaching Cross Sectional Anatomy. Clinical Anatomy 20: 722-723, 2007.

Stein, P.A., BRUECKNER, J.K., Mink, J. The Anatomy of Pediatric Local Anesthesia. Journal of Pediatric Dental Care 12(2): 29-31, 2006.

BRUECKNER, J.K. and Gould, D.J. Health Science Faculty Members’ Perceptions of Curricular Integration: Insights and Obstacles. Journal of International Association of Medical Science Educators 16(1): 31-34, 2006.

Stein, P.A. and BRUECKNER, J.K. Strategies for Successful Local Anesthesia in Endodontics: Part II. Woman Dentist Journal 4 (1): 37-40, 2006.

BRUECKNER, J., Carmichael, S., Gest, T., Granger, N., Hansen, J.,Walji, A. Frank H. Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, 4th Edition, 2006.

Stein, P.A. and BRUECKNER, J.K. Strategies for Successful Local Anesthesia in Endodontics: Part I. Woman Dentist Journal 3 (8): 37-39, 2005.