Kevin Ergil

Director of Health Sciences
“The health sciences are the gateway to an enormous field of positive human endeavor. Students who pursue this path gain the knowledge and experience that will enable them to enter the healthcare workforce, pursue graduate education, or become trained in one of the many health professions. The broad, rigorous, and experiential training provided by the health sciences program provides a foundation for a life’s work.”
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Kevin Ergil has worked as a clinician and educator since 1990, using his training as an anthropologist and acupuncturist is to improve educational and clinical outcomes across a range of settings. His engagement with health sciences education and models of integrative care have given him a keen appreciation of the challenges and opportunities that students face as they approach the health professions. He was most recently a professor at the New York Chiropractic College and lead acupuncturist at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center.

His research interests include safety and efficacy issues related to herbs and dietary supplements, the assessment of clinical outcomes in complementary and alternative therapies, and the clinical management of chronic pain in the presence of multiple comorbidities including PTSD and obesity. He teaches the foundational and capstone courses in the health science program.


2016 Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (D.A.C.M.), Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
1989 M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, Calif.
1987 Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
1986 M.A. in Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
1983 B.A. in Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Selected Publications

2018 Ergil K. "Tibetan Medicine." In: Micozzi MS, ed. Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative Medicine and Integrative Medicine, 6th edition. St. Louis, Mo.: Saunders Elsevier.

2018 Ergil K. "Traditional Medicine of China and East Asia." In: Micozzi MS, ed. Fundamentals of Complementary, Alternative Medicine and Integrative Medicine, 6th edition. St. Louis, Mo.: Saunders Elsevier.

2017 Sahler, Olle Jane Z.; Jill E. Lavigne; Kevin V. Ergil, Kayla M. Hunt, Marina R. Connelly, Cynthia B. tenHoopen, Jennifer L. Mathews, Jean M. Bidlack, David J. Hutchinson, Karen M. Parker. Adolescent Headache Case. National Institutes of Health. NIH Pain Consortium: Center of Excellence in Pain Education. (Click to view)

2014 Nearpass, Renee & Kevin Ergil K. "Assessing Acupoint Stimulation in Reducing Pediatric Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Systematic Review." The American Acupuncturist.

2010 Ergil K, Wright J. "Prepared Medicines in Relation to FDA cGMPS for Dietary Supplements." The American Acupuncturist, 53, 27-9.

2009 Ergil, M, and K. Ergil, eds. Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine. Thieme, Stuttgart, New York

Courses Taught

Introduction to Health Sciences
Senior Seminar in Health Sciences


Kevin V. Ergil, MA MS, DACM, LAc, Curriculum Vitae

Adolescent Sickle Cell Disease Case, NIH Pain Consortium, Centers of Excellence in Pain Education

Chinese Herbal Medicines, Kevin V Ergil, Elizabeth J Kramer, and Anthony T Ng

Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine, Marnae C. Ergil, Kevin V. Ergil


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