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Lisa J Merlo, PhD, MPE


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About me

Dr. Merlo is a licensed clinical psychologist and has completed postdoctoral fellowships in both clinical child/pediatric psychology and substance use disorder epidemiology and prevention. She currently serves as the Director of Wellness Programs for the UF College of Medicine and is active in the education of medical students, residents, and other health profession students. Dr. Merlo also serves as the Director of Research for the Professionals Resource Network, Inc. (the State monitoring program for distressed and impaired healthcare professionals). As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Dr. Merlo collaborates with faculty from other colleges and universities, as well as the Area Health Education Centers across Florida, to provide training in motivational interviewing for health professions students, faculty members, tobacco cessation counselors, school personnel, and other healthcare providers.

My research

Top areas of exploration

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder , 21 publications
  • Substance-Related Disorders , 17 publications
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , 13 publications
  • Opioid-Related Disorders , 8 publications

Research activity

116 publications

2,912 citations

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