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Community Health, PhD, Syracuse University

Sep 1 1988May 10 1992

Award Date: May 10 1992

External positions

Fulbright Faculty Scholar, Ilia State University (ISU)

Sep 15 2015Jun 15 2016

Affiliated Research WOC, Syracuse Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

Sep 1 2009 → …

Research Interests

  • mindfulness
  • trauma
  • addictive behaviors
  • substance use
  • PTSD
  • drug policy
  • prevention

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Research Output

Empathy in a Broader Context: Development, Mechanisms, Remediation

Surguladze, S. & Bergen-Cico, D., Jun 12 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 11, p. 1 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
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    Stress and Well-being of First Responders

    Bergen-Cico, D., 2020, Handbook of Research on Stress and Well-Being in the Public Sector. First ed. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 58 72 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Stress and wellbeing of first responders.

    Bergen-Cico, D., Kilaru, P., Rizzo, R. & Buore, P., 2020, Stress and Wellbeing in the Public Sector. Burke, R. & Pignata, S. (eds.). First ed. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 58 73 p. ( Research Handbooks in Business and Management ).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • The Feasibility and Effectiveness of Mindful Yoga for Preschoolers Exposed to High Levels of Trauma

    Razza, R. A., Linsner, R. U., Bergen-Cico, D., Carlson, E. & Reid, S., 2020, In : Journal of Child and Family Studies. 29, p. 82 93 p., https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01582-7.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Nature Inspired Scenes for Guided Mindfulness Training: Presence, Perceived Restorativeness and Meditation Depth

    Costa, M. R., Bergen-Cico, D., Grant, T., Herrero, R., Navarro, J., Razza, R. & Wang, Q., Jan 1 2019, Augmented Cognition - 13th International Conference, AC 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings. Schmorrow, D. D. & Fidopiastis, C. M. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 517-532 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11580 LNAI).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Activities

    • 6 Oral presentation
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course