Syracuse University Falk College Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition
Public Health Program
444C White Hall
Syracuse, New York  13244



Dessa Bergen-Cico


Associate Professor


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)