• Specialties

    Substance use recovery, long-term HIV survivors

My Contact Information

  • 617.638.8000
  • Primary Location

    1 Boston Medical Center Pl
    Boston, MA 02118

More About Me

Dr. Sommers provides acupuncture in BMC’s Family Medicine and Hematology/Oncology clinics. At Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, she is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine. As an acupuncture researcher, she has published and lectured internationally in the areas of acupuncture detoxification related to substance use disorder, health economics, and treatment of individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Her book “Acupuncture as an Adjuvant in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS” was published in 2014. As a co-editor of the book Public Health and Health Services Research In Traditional, Complementary And Integrative Health Care: International Perspectives (2019) she co-wrote the chapter entitled “Health Disparities and Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Use: Reflections from a Social Justice Perspective”. She is currently co-editing a special issue on global public health for the Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine that will be available in early 2023.
  • Administrative Title

    Senior Acupuncturist and Researcher
  • Board Certifications

  • Special Interests

    Substance use recovery, long-term HIV survivors
  • Languages

  • Research

    substance use recovery