Rosa N. Schnyer a Doctor of Chinese Medicine (DAOM) and certified Functional Medicine practitioner (IFM), is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches undergraduate students resilience, stress management and mindfulness skills. She adjunct faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), guest faculty at Bastyr University and AOMA School of Integrative Medicine DAOM doctoral programs. Dr. Schnyer is the author of “Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression; A Manual for Practice and Research” and “Curing Depression with Chinese Medicine” and she lectures extensively on mental wellness. She has served as past co-president of the Society for Acupuncture Research and as a research consultant to Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, The Beijing Children’s Hospital and the New England School of Acupuncture. A practitioner for over 30 years, Dr. Schnyer has pioneered innovative research methodologies that better reflect clinical practice. She maintains a private practice in Austin, TX where she integrates Chinese medicine and Functional medicine, focusing on the management of chronic illness and stress related disorders.