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Lisa Merlo, Ph.D., MPE – Impaired Health Professionals Research and Outcomes

Merlo-1134-428x600Lisa Merlo, Ph.D., MPE

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine

Dr. Merlo is a licensed clinical psychologist and provides evidence-based psychotherapy though her outpatient clinic. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in both clinical child/pediatric psychology and substance abuse epidemiology and prevention. As Assistant Residency Program Director for Psychotherapy, she is active in the education of psychiatry residents, and also teaches medical students and other health profession students. Dr. Merlo 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), she collaborates with faculty from other colleges and universities to provide training in motivational interviewing for health professions students, faculty members, tobacco cessation counselors, school personnel, and other healthcare providers.