Gretchen Dittrich

Associate Professor of Practice, Chair of the Behavior Analysis Department and Director of the Master's Program
  • Behavior Analysis
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  • PhD in Behavior Analysis, Simmons University
  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, Northeastern University
  • BS in Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • BS in Spanish, University of Nevada, Reno


  • Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (LABA) in Massachusetts
  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Doctoral-level (BCBA-D)

About Me

Dr. Gretchen Dittrich is an Associate Professor of Practice and the Director of Mentoring and Supervision in the Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons University.

Dr. Dittrich has been working with individuals, caregivers, families, and school systems since 1998. Her research interests include behavioral medicine and health promotion (including the prevention and amelioration of obesity and inactivity), functional analysis of complex behaviors, social skill training, the application of behavior analytic methodologies to higher education, and verbal behavior.

Dr. Dittrich is the current chair of the Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Area of Expertise

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Functional Analysis of Complex Behavior
  • Supervision

What I Teach

  • BEHV 427 Methods for Changing Behavior I
  • BEHV 434 Methods for Changing Behavior II
  • BEHV 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455 Supervised Fieldwork courses
  • BEHV 465 Verbal Behavior
  • DABA 625 Advanced Functional Assessment and Analysis
  • DABA 635 Behavioral Medicine
  • DABA 640 Professional and Scholarly Activity
  • DABA 690, 699 Dissertation Lab