Rhonda M. Merwin, PhD


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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / Behavioral Medicine
DUMC 3842
Durham, NC 27710

2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27705
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  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Mississippi, 2006
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Research and Treatment Program, Duke University Medical Center, 2005-2006
  • Behavioral Medicine, National Institutes of Health/Duke University Medical Center, 2006-2008
Clinical Interests:
Cognitive-behavioral therapies for eating, mood, and anxiety disorders, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), eating and body image issues in the context of endocrine disease (e.g., diabetes)
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Rhonda M. Merwin, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Merwin conducts research focused on identifying mechanisms of eating disorders, and innovating treatments, generally and specifically in the context of type 1 diabetes. She is particularly interested in the use acceptance, mindfulness and value-based interventions and mobile technology for momentary intervention and skills generalization. Her research is funded by the NIH (primarily NIDDK), among other sources. Dr. Merwin is recognized by the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science as an ACT trainer and is the Director of the ACT at Duke Clinical and Training Program. She maintains a small clinical practice within the Duke Clinic that uses ACT to treat problems in living, including anxiety, mood and eating disorders. For more information about Dr. Merwin's research, educational and clinical activities, see ACTatDuke.org.