Rhonda M. Merwin, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist and an Associate 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.
Education and Training
- Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 2006