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Joan Joan Masters is the Senior Coordinator of Partners in Prevention and has worked with PIP since 2001. Joan is responsible for the training and technical assistance that PIP provides to the 21 member campuses and serves as the Primary Investigator for PIP’s grant projects. Joan provides oversight to the Partners in Prevention projects such as the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors and the Meeting of the Minds conference. She is able to assist campuses with coalition building, implementing evidence-based strategies, building peer education programs, and strategic planning. Joan is a Missouri Advanced Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Provider and received both her Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Education from the University of Missouri. In addition to her work with PIP, Joan is currently serving as the Regional Consultant for NASPA’s The BACCHUS Network. Joan enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with youth sports in her community, gardening, and cooking.
  1. (573) 884-7551
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Dan Dan Reilly joined the PIP as the Prevention and Research Coordinator in November of 2011. In addition to assisting with trainings and member services, Dan oversees the research and evaluation efforts, providing technical assistance with survey implementation and data analysis. Dan will be available to present research findings and policy briefs to PIP members. Dan received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Missouri. Dan has served as a Prevention Specialist at The University of Arizona, Director of Substance Abuse Prevention at The University of Rhode Island and Director of the Safety, Environment & Education Center at The University of Tennessee.
  1. (573) 884-7534
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Margo Margo Leitschuh is the Communications Coordinator for Partners in Prevention. Margo is responsible for coordination of the statewide programs including CHEERS, SMART, Drive Safe. Drive Smart, Ask. Listen. Refer. And MoSafeRx. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Health Science in Health Science and is passionate about her work in prevention. In her free time she enjoys cooking, knitting, playing with her cat, and watching movies.
  1. (573) 882-9335
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Eric Eric Filcoff is the graphic designer for Partners in Prevention. He has been with PIP since his graduation from the University of Missouri in 2004. When he isn't designing t-shirts and brochures and webpages and logos and posters and whatever else PIP needs, Eric enjoys spending his free time playing with bikes.
  1. (573) 882-4634
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Dong Dong Ding serves as Research Coordinator at Partners in Prevention. She completed her MPA from Truman School in 2015. Currently, she is pursuing her second Master's degree in Economics. She conducts research and analyzes data to support college campuses across the state of Missouri working to improve students behaviors. Dong comes from China. She likes to run with her dog, Donut, and cooking in her free time.
  1. (573) 882-1750
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Michelle Michelle Burns serves as a Graduate Research Assistant for Partners in Prevention, assisting with the MACRO organization, Zero Suicide Prevention and social media. She was a student-athlete at The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication. Currently, she is pursuing her MSW at Mizzou. Michelle loves fitness and cheering on Buckeye football and St. Louis sports with family and friends.
  1. (573) 882-1750
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Alex Alex Swanson, Graduate Research Assistant. Substance use research and prevention has been an integral part of my secondary and post-secondary academic experience. I originally developed my passion for risk behavior research as an undergraduate at the University of Washington, where I studied the etiology of risk behaviors in high school students. After I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology, I worked as a Research Coordinator at a risk behavior research lab affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. I came to the University of Missouri in 2016, and have since completed my M.Ed. and enrolled in the Counseling Psychology PhD program. I am looking forward to continuing to build research experience by working as a graduate student assistant for Partners in Prevention. In my free time I enjoy biking, working out, reading, and video games.
  1. (573) 882-1750
  2. Email Alex