Moskovich, A.A, Timko, C.A., Honeycutt, L.K., Zucker, N.L., Merwin, R.M. (2017). Change in Expressed Emotion and Treatment Outcome in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 25 (1), 80-91. 24.


Nieuwsma, J.A., Wray, L.O., Voils, C.I., Gierisch, J.M., Dundon, M., Coffman, C.J., Jackson, G.L., Merwin, R., Vair, C., Juntilla, K., White-Clark, C., Jeffreys, A.S., Harris, A., Owings, M., Marr, J., & Edelman, D. (2017). A problem-solving intervention for cardiovascular disease risk reduction in veterans: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 60, 42-50.


Zucker, N.L., Kragel, P.A., Wagner, H.R., Keeling, L., Mayer, E., Wang, J., Kang, M., Merwin, R. Simmons, W.K., LaBar, K.S. (2017). The clinical significance of posterior insular volume in adolescent anorexia nervosa. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79 (9), 1025-1035. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000510


Merwin, R.M., Moskovich, A.A., Honeycutt, L.K., Lane, J.D., Feinglos, M. Surwit, R.S., Zucker, N.L., Dmitrieva, N.O., Babyak, M.A., Batchelder, H., & Mooney, J. (2018). Time of day when individuals with type 1 diabetes and eating disorder symptoms commonly restrict insulin, Psychosomatic Medicine, 80 (2), 222-229. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000550


Moskovich, A.A, Dmitrieva, N.O., Babyak, M.A., Smith, P.J., Honeycutt, L.K., Mooney, J. & Merwin, R.M. (2019). Real-time predictors and consequences of binge eating among individuals with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Eating Disorders, 7.


Koushiou, M., Merwin, R.M., Anderson, D. & Karekla, M. (2019). An investigation of the affective experience of females at high risk for eating disorders in general and pathology-specific contexts. Appetite, 141.


Merwin, R.M., O’Rourke, S.R., Ives, L., Harstad, S. & Brooks, T. (in press). Third-wave cognitive behavioral therapies for the treatment of anxiety among children and adolescents. In S. Compton, M.A. Villabo, and H. Kristensen (Eds.), Pediatric Anxiety Disorders. Elsevier.


Merwin, R.M. & Moskovich, A.A. (in press). ACT with Maladaptive Eating and Weight Control. In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Handbook. Collaboration between University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Coimbra/Portugal (translated in Portuguese).


Merwin, R.M, Malone, K., Lynch, T. & Cuper, P. (in press). Personality disorders. In P. Sturmey. (2nd Ed.) (in press). Treatment and intervention in clinical psychology: Functional analysis in clinical treatment. Elsevier Academic Press; San Diego.


Merwin, R.M. (in press). Chapter 13: ACT Innovations for Dangerous Weight Control: Anorexia Nervosa and ED-DMT1. In M. Levin , M. Twohig, & J. Krafft. Eds. Innovations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Advancements and Applications in ACT. New Harbinger Publications: Oakland: CA.  



Zucker, N.L., Moskovich, A., Bulik, C.M., Merwin, R.M., Losh, M., Piven, J., Wagner, H.R., & Labar, K.S. (2013). Perception of affect in biological motion cues in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46 (1), 12-22. doi: 10.1002/eat.22062. PubMed PMID: 23109257; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3657604.


Merwin, R.M., Moskovich, A., Wagner, H. R., Ritschel, L., Craighead, L., & Zucker, N.L. (2013). Emotion regulation difficulties in anorexia Nervosa: Relationship to self-perceived sensory sensitivity. Cognition and Emotion, 27 (3), 441-452. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2012.719003. PubMed PMID: 22963392; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3593757.


Merwin, R.M., Zucker, N.L., & Timko, C.A. (2013). A pilot study of acceptance-based separated family treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 20 (4), 485-500. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.03.011. PubMed PMID: 25898341


Timko, C.A., Merwin, R.M., Herbert, J., Zucker, N.L. (2013, Winter). Acceptance-based separated family treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Renfrew Perspectives.

Zucker, N.L., Merwin, R.M., Bulik, C.M., Moskovich, A., Wildes, J. & Groh, J. (2013). Subjective experience of sensation in anorexia nervosa. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51 (6), 256- 265. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.01.010. PubMed PMID: 23523866


Sandoz, E, Kellum, K., Merwin, R.M., & Wilson, K.G. (2013). Assessment of body image flexibility: The Body Image- Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (BI-AAQ). Journal of Contextual and Behavioral Science, 2 (1-2), 39-48. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.03.002. 


Merwin, R.M., Moskovich, A.A., Dmitrieva, N.O., Pieper, C.F., Honeycutt, L.K., Zucker, N.L., Surwit, R.S., & Buhi, L. (2014). Disinhibited Eating and Weight-Related Insulin Mismanagement among Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes. Appetite, 81 (1) 123–130. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.05.028. PubMed PMID: 24882448; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4130344.


Zucker, N.L., Wagner, H.R., Merwin, R.M., Bulik, C.M., Moskovich, A.A. Keeling, L., Hoyle, R. (2015). Self-focused attention in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 9-14. doi: 10.1002/eat.22307. PubMed PMID: 24899215.


Timko, C.A., Zucker, N.L., Herbert, J. D., Rodriguez, D. & Merwin, R.M. (2015). An open trial of acceptance-based separated family treatment (ASFT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 69, 63-74. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.03.011. PubMed PMID: 25898341


Winecoff, A.A., Ngo L., Moskovich, A. Merwin, R., & Zucker, N. (2015). The functional significance of shyness in anorexia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 23 (4), 327- 332. doi: 10.1002/erv.2363. PubMed PMID: 25959923


Diabetes Sisters and Society for Women’s Health Research. Norton A., Gallagher A.M., Eds. (2015). Women & Diabetes 10 Relevant Health Topics for Women Living with Diabetes. Washington, DC.

Merwin, R.M., Dmitrieva, N.O., Honeycutt, L.K., Moskovich, A.A., Lane, J.D., Zucker, N.L., Surwit, R.S., Feinglos, M. & Kuo, J. (2015). Momentary predictors of insulin restriction among adults with type 1 diabetes and eating disorder symptomatology. Diabetes Care, 38 (11), 2025-2032. doi: 10.2337/dc15-0753. PubMed PMID: 26384389



Adcock, A.C., Merwin, R.M., Wilson, K.G., Drake, C.E., Tucker, C.I., & Elliot, C.A. (2010). The problem is not learning: Facilitated acquisition of stimulus equivalence classes among low achieving college students. The Psychological Record, 60, 3-14.


Merwin, R.M., Zucker, N.L., Lacy, J.L., & Elliott, C.A. (2010). Interoceptive awareness in eating disorders: Distinguishing lack of clarity from non-acceptance of internal experience. Cognition and Emotion, 24 (5), 892-902. doi:10.1080/02699930902985845


Merwin, R.M., Timko, C.A., Moskovich, A.A., Ingle, K.K., Bulik, C.M., & Zucker, N.L. (2011). Psychological inflexibility and symptom expression in anorexia nervosa. Eating Disorders, 19 (1), 62-82. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2011.533606. Review. PubMed PMID: 21181580.


Zucker, N.L, Herzog, D., Moskovich, A., Merwin, R. & Lin, T. (2011) Incorporating dispositional traits into the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience, 6, 289-314. doi: 10.1007/7854_2010_92. Review. PubMed PMID: 21243482; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4461211. 


Merwin, R.M. (2011). Anorexia nervosa as a disorder of emotion regulation: Theory, evidence, and treatment implications. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18 (3), 208-214. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.2011.01252.x


Zucker, N.L., Herzog, D., Moskovich, A., Merwin, R., & Lin, T. (2011). Incorporating dispositional traits into the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Adan, R.A.H. & Kaye, W.H. (Ed.). Behavioral Neurobiology of Eating Disorders, 289-314. Springer Press.



Rogers, L.J., Wilson, K G., Gohm, C.L., & Merwin, R.M. (2007). Revisiting written disclosure: The effects of warm versus cold experimenters. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26 (5), 556-574. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2007.26.5.556


Cuper, P., Merwin, R., & Lynch, T. (2007). Personality disorders. In P. Sturmey. (Ed.), Treatment and intervention in clinical psychology: Functional analysis in clinical treatment. Elsevier Academic Press; San Diego.


Zucker, N., Merwin, R., Elliott, C., Lacy, J., & Eiken, D. (2008). The assessment of eating disorder symptoms in children and adolescents. J.L. Matson, F. Andrasik, & M.L. Matson (Eds.), Assessing Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities.

Surwit, R.S., Lane, J.D., Millington, D.S., Zhang, H, Feinglos, M.N., Minda, S., Merwin, R., Kuhn, C.M., Boston, R.C., & Georgiades, A. (2009). Hostility and the minimal model of glucose kinetics in African American women. Psychosomatic Medicine, 7 (71), 646-651. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181acee4c. PubMed PMID: 19561162; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3642777.


Georgiades, A., Lane, J.D., Boyle, S.H., Brummett, B.H., Barefoot, J.C., Kuhn, C.M., Feinglos, M.N., Williams, R.B., Merwin, R., Minda, S., Siegler, I.C., & Surwit, R.S. (2009). Hostility and fasting glucose in African American women. Psychosomatic Medicine, 7 (71), 642-645. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181acee3a. PubMed PMID: 19553288; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3632290.


Merwin, R.M., Rosenthal, M.Z., & Coffey, K.A. (2009). Experiential avoidance mediates the relationship between sexual victimization and psychological symptoms: Replicating findings in an ethnically diverse sample. Cognitive Research and Therapy, 33 (5), 537-542. doi: 10.1007/s10608-008-9225-7

Merwin, R. & Wilson, K. (2009). Understanding and treating eating disorders: An ACT perspective. In T J. Blackledge, J. Ciarrochi, & F. Deane (Eds). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Current directions. Australian Academic Press.

Before 2007

Merwin, R.M., & Ellis, J.B. (2004). Children’s reasons for living, self-esteem, and violence. Archives of Suicide Research, 8 (3), 251-261. doi: 10.1080/13811110490436909. PubMed PMID: 16081391. 


Wilson, K., & Merwin, R. (2004). Therapeutic relationship. In M. Hersen, & J. Rosqvist (Eds.), Encyclopedia of behavior modification and cognitive behavior therapies. Vol. I. Adult clinical applications. Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA.


Murrell, A.R., Merwin, R.M., Christoff, K.A., & Henning, K.R. (2005). When parents model violence: The relationship between witnessing weapon use as a child and later use as an adult. Behavior and Social Issues, 14, 128-133. doi:


Merwin, R.M., & Wilson, K.G. (2005). Preliminary findings on the effects of self-referring and evaluative stimuli on stimulus equivalence class formation. The Psychological Record, 55, 561-575.

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