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Rhonda M. Merwin, PhD, Director

DUMC Box 3842

Durham NC 27710


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©  2019


To alleviate human suffering

and improve the human condition

Our Laboratory
Topics Under Investigation 

  • Interoceptive awareness 

  • Experiential avoidance

  • Self-regulation

  • Maladaptive eating and weight control

  • Acceptance, mindfulness and values-based interventions

  • Momentary predictors of behavior

  • Use of mobile technology for contextually sensitive assessment and intervention

  • iACT: An mHealth Intervention to Reduce Insulin Restriction in Type 1 Diabetes

  • Momentary Predictors of Eating Disorder Symptoms

  • Appetite Dysregulation in Type 1 Diabetes 

  • ACT for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

  • ACT for Resident Burnout

  • Rule-governed Behavior in Anorexia Nervosa

Current and Past Projects


Recruitment for the iACT study is currently closed. Preliminary outcomes coming soon!

We frequently have student volunteers in our lab. Volunteers acquire experience in clinical research in an academic medical center, and are mentored by senior members of the lab. Please contact us if you are interested in joining the lab!


Hot Off the Press!

Real-time predictors and consequences of binge eating among adults with type 1 diabetes

Journal of Eating Disorders volume 7, Article number: 7 (2019) 

Ashley A. MoskovichNatalia O. DmitrievaMichael A. BabyakPatrick J. Smith

Lisa K. HoneycuttJan Mooney & Rhonda M. Merwin 

Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge



Presentations (coming soon)

Treatment protocols (coming soon)