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Elizabeth Rokitka, DC, MS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor


I am a Buffalo native and D'Youville alumnus with degrees in Biology, Anatomy, and Chiropractic. I really loved being a student here and I am thrilled to be teaching in a place that feels like home. I currently teach Anatomy and Physiology lectures and labs to both undergraduate and graduate students and I am a faculty mentor. I also serve on the post-graduate pre-professional committee to assist students with preparing to further their education. My research interests include Anatomy education, developmental anatomy, and chiropractic care of pediatric and pregnant patients. I am an ordained minister and have been honored to officiate weddings and funerals for close friends and family. I keep pretty busy at home raising my young daughter.

Education Training

  • Master of Science in Anatomy, D'Youville University, 2017
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, D'Youville University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology with Chemistry minor, D'Youville University, 2008

Research Interests

  • Anatomy Education
  • Developmental Anatomy
  • Chiropractic Care of Pediatric and Pregnant Patients


  • Rokitka, E., Gervasi, M., Ruvio, S., Holz, J., Optimization of a shell-less system for studying chicken embryology, MS Defense Fall 2017.
  • Joowon Oh, Alice, Geroger, Lesley, Rokitka, Elizabeth M.,  Holz, Jonathan,  Olivieri, Nina R., Stephen,, Frank and Olivieri, Marion P. Introductory Anatomy Laboratory Teaching, Correlations Between Contact Hours and Student Success. Experimental Biology, Sand Diego CA.April 22-25, 2017.
  • Olivieri, M.P., Hurley, M.I., Gervasi, M.E., Olivieri, N.R., Rokitka, E.M., Georger, L., and Bistulfi, G., “A Refined Study of the Effect of Cadaver Dissection on Written and Practical Gross Anatomy Test Scores, Experimental Biology, Abst. 4079. April, 2016, San Diego, CA.
  • Pownall, L.; Grande, S., Rokitka, E. "Ankylosing Spondylitis Mimicking Spasmodic Torticollis:  A Case Report."  March 2015 Poster Presentation at ACC-RAC in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Doctoral Research Project, “Development Of A Course On Chiropractic Treatment Of Pediatric Patients,” was completed in May 2011. 


Contact Information

Phone: (716) 829-7847 Email: Office: SASE 221