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Dr. Melissa Dittberner

Dr. Melissa “Mo” Dittberner is a member of the Emily’s Hope Board of Directors. Dr. Mo is a professor in the Addiction Counseling and Prevention Department at the University of South Dakota and has been teaching in higher education for more than seven years. She has a Ph.D. in counseling and psychology in education, a master’s degree in addiction studies, and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. She does research on college students’ substance use, pedagogy, addiction, and harm reduction. She is passionate about drug and alcohol prevention, helping skills, and telehealth technology, and she has also worked on many grants surrounding substance use disorders. Dr. Mo is also a certified prevention specialist.