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Jenny Yu

Jenny Yu

Jenny Yu


Phone: (562) 947-8755Ext. 510

Email: jennyyu@scuhs.edu

Eastern Medicine Department


Jenny Yu was appointed the academic Dean for the College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) in April 2017. She has been a SCU faculty since 2001 as Associate Professor, Chair of Clinical Education, and Assistant Director for the University Health Center at SCU Health System. Jenny obtained her Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree from Pacific College of Health and Science, Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University, and Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Southern California. In addition to two decades in private practice and teaching experience, Jenny is also a published author of several peer reviewed journal articles and books, peer-reviewer for journals and conferences, and professional conference lecturer. Jenny believes “the excellence in healthcare begins with excellence in education” and is dedicated to increasing the recognition of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in America by teaching the future generation of practitioners. She strongly believes that the medicine will multiply its recognition and along with integrative healthcare modalities, will help more people in need.


  • QLAc. - Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Certification with Exemplary Badge in Teaching and Learning from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)
  • BLS - Basic Life Support (CPR for professional rescuers and healthcare providers)

Awards & Honors

  • 2019         Most Valuable Professor
  • 2015         VPAA’s Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching
  • 2015         Grit Award
  • 2014         Certificate of Recognition, Evidence-Based Practice Faculty Training
  • 2013         Education Advancement Committee – Faculty Appreciation Certificate
  • 2012         Education Advancement Committee – Faculty Appreciation Certificate
  • 2008         Excellence in Service Award
  • 2007         Blood of the Turnip Award
  • 2006         Institutional Pride Award
  • 2005         Outstanding Service Award
  • 2004         Preclinical Teaching Award
  • 2003         Special Recognition Award
  • 2003         Most Favorite Instructor of the Year

Selected Publications

  • Yu J., KV A., (2012). Chinese herbs for the management of atopic dermatitis: a case report. Topics in Integrative Health Care. 3(4).
  • Yu, J., KV, A. (2011). Acupuncture for the management of pediatric atopic dermatitis: case reports. Medical Acupuncture. 23(1).
  • Li MF., Li, JT., Yu, J. , (2009). Case study: acupuncture treatment of restrictive pulmonary disease. The American Acupuncturist. 50:18-1.
  • Fernandez C., Yu J. (2007). Peer review of teaching. The Journal of Chiropractic Education. 21(2).
  • Yu J., Chuang CL. (2006). Clinic study on 20 insomnia cases treated with the acupuncture hunshe point. Taipei Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 9(2).
  • Yu, J. (2003). The study and analysis of herbal formulas in oriental medicine. 1st ed. Taipei, Taiwan: Wen‐Sheng Publication.

Selected Presentations

  • Snider, P., Whedon, J., Dirks, S., Egan, J. T., Eggleston, J., Kizhakkeveettil, A., Nagare, M., Sweet, C., Van Volkinburg, H., Yu, J., & Scaringe, J. (2017, October). Making the intangible, tangible – The hard and hopeful work of transforming the culture of an integrative health sciences university. Poster at the meeting of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • Kimura, M., Yu, J. (2014, October). Acupuncture treatment to decrease side effects of bortezomib in a patient with multiple myeloma: a case report. Poster session presented at 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology, Houston TX.
  • Yu J., KV A. Caldwell L. (2008, March). Chinese herbs for management of atopic dermatitis: a case study. Poster session presented at 20th Annual AAMA Symposium, Washington DC, USA.
  • Yu J., KV A. (2008, June). Acupuncture treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: a case study. Poster session presented at SCU Integrative Health Conference (Extravaganza), Long Beach, CA.

Current Activities

  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, School Clinic Committee Co-Chair
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