Dessa Bergen-Cico, Ph.D.

Dessa Bergen Cico
Associate Professor

Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition

Contact Info

444C White Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-0250

Research Areas-Areas of Specialization

Alcohol, other drugs and behavioral addictions; mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for veterans and people affected by trauma and violence; mindfulness as primary prevention in education setting for self-regulation and health; mindfulness practices and self-regulation, PTSD, trauma, anxiety and addictions; neurobiology of addiction; evidence based U.S. and international drug policies; public health perspectives of drug policy


  • Doctor of Philosophy, School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (1992)
  • Master of Science, School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (1988)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Visual and and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (1986)