To alleviate human suffering

and improve the human condition

Our Laboratory
Topics Under Investigation 
  • Maladaptive eating and weight control 

  • Experiential avoidance / Psychological flexibility

  • Interoceptive awareness

  • Self-regulation

  • Acceptance, mindfulness and values-based interventions

  • Use of mobile technology for contextually sensitive assessment and intervention

  • Digital interventions

  • Digital Interventions for Eating Disorder Prevention

  • ACT for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients

  • Body Image Flexibility as a Process of Change

  • App-assisted ACT for Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes

  • Momentary Predictors of Eating Disorder Symptoms

  • Appetite Dysregulation in Type 1 Diabetes 

  • ACT for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa: A Separated Family Treatment

  • ACT for Resident Burnout

  • Rule-governed Behavior in Anorexia Nervosa

Current and Recent Projects

Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge



Presentations (coming soon)

Treatment protocols (coming soon)


  • Coping with COVID-19: An International Collaboration 

  • ACTHealthy Lab, Dr. Maria Karekla, University of Cyprus 

  • Duke Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program


Student Projects

Coming soon

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment:

Call (919) 684-6718 and ask to be seen by Dr. Merwin or ACT at Duke. 

To learn more about training or research opportunities, contact:

Rhonda M. Merwin, PhD, Director

DUMC Box 3842

Durham NC 27710


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