Alyssa Wilson, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Associate Professor
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Applied Behavior Analysis program

Courses Taught

Applications of Behavior Analysis in Addiction, Behavioral Health and Gerontology; Behavior Change and Processes; Principles and Concepts in Behavior Analysis; Thesis


  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2012
  • M.S., Southern Illinois University, 2010
  • B.A., University of Nevada Reno, 2007

Research Interests

Self-control and decision making; translational approaches to interdisciplinary clinical behavior analysis; and biopsychosocial aspects of substance use disorders (including gambling disorders) and emotional behavioral disorders.

Wilson created the Saint Louis University Gambling Addictions research laboratory, where she supervises graduate students on translational and clinical research projects related to gambling.

Publications and Media Placements

She is an editorial board member of Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavior Analysis: Research in Practice, and Addiction, Recovery, and Aftercare.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Behavior Medicine Special Interest Group chair, Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Illinois Association of Behavior Analysis
  • National Council of Problem Gambling
  • National Council of Responsible Gambling
  • Mid-American Association Behavior Analysis
  • Organizational Behavioral Management Network

Community Work and Service

Wilson works with local agencies to provide clinical behavior analysis in schools.