Jennifer Brueckner-Collins, Ph.D.


Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology

Phone: 502-852-5718 E-mail

Research Focus

Innovation in Anatomy Education

Dr. Brueckner-Collins's scholarly work focuses on developing and evaluating innovative approaches in teaching the anatomical sciences. She co-directs the Distinction in Medical Education track in the School of Medicine.  Her scholarly interests include incorporating humanities and mindfulness into anatomy education.

Key Publications

Richardson-Hatcher, A., MacPherson, B., Gould, D., Brueckner-Collins, J. Assessing the Impact of the Graduate Certificate in Anatomical Sciences Instruction: A Post-Degree Survey Anat Sci Educ (2018) 11: 516–524. 2018.

Brueckner-Collins, J., Klein, P., Ziegler, C., Martin, L., Sawning, S., Carr, E., Shaw, A., Holthouser, A. Med.Sci.Educ. (2018) 28: 503.

Jennifer K. Brueckner-Collins, Terry D. Stratton & Rosemarie L. Conigliaro (2018) Inspiring the next generation of academic physicians: the academic health careers program, Medical Education Online, 23:1, DOI: 10.1080/10872981.2018.153055

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.