Lisa Merlo, Ph.D.

Lisa J Merlo, Ph.D., M.P.E.

(352) 265-4357

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Biography

Dr. Merlo is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has completed postdoctoral fellowships in clinical child/pediatric psychology and drug abuse 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.

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Washington University
2010

Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Washington University
2010

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child/Adolescent & Pediatric Psychology
University of Florida
2007

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Wayne State University
2005

Internship in Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology
University of Florida
2005

Master of Arts in Psychology
Wayne State University
2002

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Transylvania University
2000

Board Certification

  • Licensed Psychologist - State of Florida

Honors and Awards

Champions for Change Award
University of Florida
2020

Presidential Citation as an APA Citizen Psychologist
American Psychological Association
2018

“Moms Who Make a Difference” Award
Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition
2018

Society of Teaching Scholars Inductee
University of Florida
2015

Clinical & Translational Science Institute Academy of Research Excellence Inductee
University of Florida
2013

College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
University of Florida
2012

Early Career Travel Award (APA Conference)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
2012

College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
University of Florida
2011

College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
University of Florida
2010

Director’s Travel Award (CPDD Conference)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
2010

Young Investigator Award
American Society of Addiction Medicine
2010

College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
University of Florida
2009