About Dr. Milo L. Dodson
Originally from Covina, CA, Dr. Milo Dodson earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dodson is a Senior Staff Psychologist at the UC Irvine Counseling Center, where he serves as liaison to the Athletics Department and eSports Program.
As a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Dodson is a committed advocate for service-based leadership, directing Hip-Hop artist Common’s Dreamers and Believers Summer Youth Camp for close to six years. Dr. Dodson also continues to connect his academic and clinical background with the entertainment industry. He contributed an original essay to White House Correspondent for Urban Radio, April Ryan’s book At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White, appeared as an invited guest on multiple radio stations, and offered several keynote addresses, including a panel presentation with Kerry Washington, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Yesi Ortiz for the movie Crown Heights.
Dr. Dodson is currently writing a book, creating a project for television, and co-hosts a podcast with nationally acclaimed radio personality Yesi Ortiz called Mental Health is R.E.A.L. (Reflecting Empathy and Love) to discuss wellness, mental health, and social justice. He also adamantly believes self-care is a necessity for creating a balanced life, and enjoys traveling, exercising, and photography.