DUMC Box 3842

Duke Clinics, 40 Duke Medicine Circle

3rd Floor, Purple Zone, Suite 3700
Durham, NC 27710
Tel: 919-681-7231

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Phone: 919-681-7231

Rhonda M. Merwin, PhD


Address: DUMC 3842 Durham, NC 27710

E-mail: rhonda.merwin@duke.edu

Tel: 919-681-7231

Professional info


Dr. Merwin completed her Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi under the mentorship of Dr. Kelly G. Wilson, co-founder of ACT. She completed her Predoctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center in the Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program with a rotation in the Duke Center for Eating Disorders (with whom she continues to be closely affiliated) and a 2-year NIH sponsored Postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine before joining the Duke faculty in July 2008. Dr. Merwin has expertise in ACT and ACT-related processes (acceptance, mindfulness) and Relational Frame Theory (RFT). She is recognized as an ACT trainer by the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and has presented on ACT nationally and internationally; conducting workshops and presenting relevant data at the annual meetings for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International Conference for Eating Disorders, the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Sciences, among others. Dr. Merwin's research is funded by the National Institute for Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute of Mental Health. She is lead author of a book on ACT for Anorexia Nervosa: A Clinician's Guide (Guilford Press, scheduled release, July 12, 2019; available for preorder now). 

2010 - present

2010 - present