Lisa J Merlo

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

Associate Professor

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 294-4932
Business Email: lmerlo@ufl.edu

About Lisa J Merlo

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.

Accomplishments

Champions for Change Award
2020 · University of Florida
Presidential Citation as an APA Citizen Psychologist
2018 · American Psychological Association
“Moms Who Make a Difference” Award
2018 · Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition
Society of Teaching Scholars Inductee
2015 · University of Florida
Clinical & Translational Science Institute Academy of Research Excellence Inductee
2013 · University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2012 · University of Florida
Early Career Travel Award (APA Conference)
2012 · National Institute on Drug Abuse
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2011 · University of Florida
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2010 · University of Florida
Director’s Travel Award (CPDD Conference)
2010 · National Institute on Drug Abuse
Young Investigator Award
2010 · American Society of Addiction Medicine
College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award
2009 · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist
    State of Florida

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Adolescent depression
  • Depression
  • Depression in older adults
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Research Profile

Dr. Merlo’s primary research focuses on mental health, well-being, and professional fulfillment among physicians and other healthcare professionals and trainees. She serves as the Director of Research for the Professionals Resource Network (Florida’s impaired healthcare professional monitoring program) and serves as the Director of Wellness for the UF College of Medicine. Dr. Merlo also conducts research on health profession students’ knowledge, competence, and stigmatized beliefs related to patients with addiction, as well as best practices for improving addiction-related education. Given her expertise in clinical child/pediatric psychology, Dr. Merlo frequently collaborates with researchers across the university, as well as nationally, on projects involving motivational interviewing interventions to improve health and well-being across the lifespan.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-3613-7853

Areas of Interest
  • Addiction medicine
  • Medical Student & Resident Education
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Well-being and burnout

Publications

2021
A feasibility trial of parent HPV vaccine reminders and phone-based motivational interviewing.
BMC public health. 21(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-020-10132-6. [PMID] 33422047.
2021
A systematic review of contributing factors of and solutions to electronic health record-related impacts on physician well-being.
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 28(5):974-984 [DOI] 10.1093/jamia/ocaa339. [PMID] 33517382.
2021
Adaptations to substance use disorder monitoring by physician health programs in response to COVID-19.
Journal of substance abuse treatment. 125 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108281. [PMID] 34016294.
2021
Combatting the Epidemic of E-cigarette Use and Vaping among Students and Transitional-age Youth
Current Psychopharmacology. 10(1):5-16 [DOI] 10.2174/2211556009999200613224100.
2021
Factors associated with nurse well-being in relation to electronic health record use: A systematic review.
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 28(6):1288-1297 [DOI] 10.1093/jamia/ocaa289. [PMID] 33367819.
2021
The Role of Alcohol Biomarkers in Detecting a Physician’s COVID-19-Related Acute Stress Response: A Case Report.
Journal of addiction medicine. [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000865. [PMID] 33941756.
2020
Longitudinal Changes in Food Addiction Symptoms and Body Weight among Adults in a Behavioral Weight-Loss Program.
Nutrients. 12(12) [DOI] 10.3390/nu12123687. [PMID] 33260468.
2020
Medical Student Spirituality and Substance Use.
Journal of addiction medicine. 14(6):e316-e320 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000686. [PMID] 32467414.
2020
Neuropsychological impairment associated with substance use by physicians.
Journal of the neurological sciences. 411 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jns.2020.116714. [PMID] 32036159.
2020
Promoting Resilience in Medicine: The Effects of a Mind-Body Medicine Elective to Improve Medical Student Well-being.
Global advances in health and medicine. 9 [DOI] 10.1177/2164956120927367. [PMID] 32499968.
2020
Randomized trial to assess safety/feasibility of memantine administration during residential treatment for alcohol use disorder: a pilot study.
Journal of addictive diseases. 38(2):91-99 [DOI] 10.1080/10550887.2020.1721404. [PMID] 32050864.
2020
The Effect of Food Composition and Behavior on Neurobiological Response to Food: a Review of Recent Research.
Current nutrition reports. 9(2):75-82 [DOI] 10.1007/s13668-020-00305-5. [PMID] 32157660.
2019
CONNECT: Implementation of a School-Based Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth in the Cherokee Nation.
The Journal of school health. 89(11):874-882 [DOI] 10.1111/josh.12830. [PMID] 31478206.
2018
In their own words: stressors facing medical students in the millennial generation.
Medical education online. 23(1) [DOI] 10.1080/10872981.2018.1530558. [PMID] 30286698.
2018
Physician health programs: A model for treating substance use disorders
. 57(1):32-35
2018
What Is the Evidence for “Food Addiction?” A Systematic Review.
Nutrients. 10(4) [DOI] 10.3390/nu10040477. [PMID] 29649120.
2017
Gender differences in substance use and psychiatric distress among medical students: A comprehensive statewide evaluation.
Substance abuse. 38(4):401-406 [DOI] 10.1080/08897077.2017.1355871. [PMID] 28832279.
2017
Multi-level prevention trial of alcohol use among high school students in the Cherokee Nation
American Journal of Public Health. 107(3):453-459 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303603. [PMID] 28103073.
2016
A piece of my mind: Healing Physicians.
JAMA. 316(23):2489-2490 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2016.10339. [PMID] 27997657.
2016
Advanced Patient-Centered Communication for Health Behavior Change: Motivational Interviewing Workshops for Medical Learners.
MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources. 12 [DOI] 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10455. [PMID] 31008233.
2016
Outcomes for Physicians With Opioid Dependence Treated Without Agonist Pharmacotherapy in Physician Health Programs.
Journal of substance abuse treatment. 64:47-54 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.02.004. [PMID] 26971079.
2015
Disordered Eating and Body Esteem Among Individuals with Glycogen Storage Disease.
JIMD reports. 19:23-9 [DOI] 10.1007/8904_2014_359. [PMID] 25665833.
2014
Brief educational intervention to improve medical student competence in managing patients exposed to secondhand smoke.
Substance abuse. 35(2):163-7 [DOI] 10.1080/08897077.2013.821438. [PMID] 24821353.
2014
Drug testing of health care professionals to improve overall wellness and patient care.
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB. 14(12):38-41 [DOI] 10.1080/15265161.2014.964990. [PMID] 25369414.
2014
Prescription drug diversion among substance-impaired pharmacists.
The American journal on addictions. 23(2):123-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.12078.x. [PMID] 25187048.
2014
Psychiatric conditions affecting physicians with disruptive behavior
. 31:56-58
2014
The initial feasibility of a computer-based motivational intervention for adherence for youth newly recommended to start antiretroviral treatment.
AIDS care. 26(1):130-5 [DOI] 10.1080/09540121.2013.813624. [PMID] 23869650.
2014
The role of addictive behaviors in childhood obesity
Current Addiction Reports. 1(2):96-101 [DOI] 10.1007/s40429-014-0012-0.
2013
Knowledge and attitudes toward hookah usage among university students.
Journal of American college health : J of ACH. 61(6):362-70 [DOI] 10.1080/07448481.2013.818000. [PMID] 23930750.
2013
Lifetime psychiatric and substance use disorders among impaired physicians in a physicians health program: comparison to a general treatment population: psychopathology of impaired physicians.
Journal of addiction medicine. 7(2):108-12 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31827fadc9. [PMID] 23412081.
2013
Measuring Problematic Mobile Phone Use: Development and Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the PUMP Scale.
Journal of addiction. 2013 [DOI] 10.1155/2013/912807. [PMID] 24826371.
2013
Patterns of substance use initiation among healthcare professionals in recovery.
The American journal on addictions. 22(6):605-12 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.12017.x. [PMID] 24131169.
2013
Random student drug testing as a school-based drug prevention strategy.
Addiction (Abingdon, England). 108(5):839-45 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03978.x. [PMID] 22906236.
2013
Reasons for misuse of prescription medication among physicians undergoing monitoring by a physician health program.
Journal of addiction medicine. 7(5):349-53 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31829da074. [PMID] 24089039.
2013
Response to commentaries on random student drug testing.
Addiction (Abingdon, England). 108(5):850-1 [DOI] 10.1111/add.12138. [PMID] 23587075.
2012
Adjunctive cognitive behavioural therapy improves response in children with OCD and partial response to serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Evidence-based mental health. 15(1) [DOI] 10.1136/ebmental-2011-100407. [PMID] 22184638.
2012
Changes in Medical Student Beliefs About Addiction Following Participation in An Addiction Medicine Rotation
Substance Abuse. 33
2012
PATHOS: A brief screening application for assessing sexual addiction
Journal of Addiction Medicine. 6:29-34 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0b013e3182251a28. [PMID] 21817915.
2012
PATHOS: a brief screening application for assessing sexual addiction.
Journal of addiction medicine. 6(1):29-34 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0b013e3182251a28. [PMID] 21817915.
2012
Psychiatric medication-seeking beliefs and behaviors among college students.
The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse. 38(4):314-21 [DOI] 10.3109/00952990.2011.643992. [PMID] 22681334.
2012
Recovering substance-impaired pharmacists’ views regarding occupational risks for addiction.
Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 52(4):480-91 [DOI] 10.1331/JAPhA.2012.10214. [PMID] 22825228.
2011
Alcohol consumption associated with collegiate American football pre-game festivities.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 116(1-3):242-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.12.013. [PMID] 21288661.
2011
Attitudes of college students toward mental illness stigma and the misuse of psychiatric medications.
The Journal of clinical psychiatry. 72(2):134-9 [DOI] 10.4088/JCP.09m05254ecr. [PMID] 21208582.
2011
Investigating the effects of low dose alcohol on neural timing using functional MRI.
Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI. 34(5):1045-52 [DOI] 10.1002/jmri.22747. [PMID] 21928385.
2011
Mandatory naltrexone treatment prevents relapse among opiate-dependent anesthesiologists returning to practice.
Journal of addiction medicine. 5(4):279-83 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31821852a0. [PMID] 22107877.
2011
Mechanisms of prescription drug diversion among impaired physicians.
Journal of addictive diseases. 30(3):195-202 [DOI] 10.1080/10550887.2011.581962. [PMID] 21745042.
2011
Pediatric obesity epidemic: problem and solutions.
Current pharmaceutical design. 17(12):1145-8 [PMID] 21492086.
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2010
Cognitive behavioral therapy plus motivational interviewing improves outcome for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: a preliminary study.
Cognitive behaviour therapy. 39(1):24-7 [DOI] 10.1080/16506070902831773. [PMID] 19675960.
2010
New Technology: Motivational Enhancement System for Youth Living With Hiv
Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 39
2010
Opioid prescription underfilling among retail pharmacies.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 11(4):586-90 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2009.00792.x. [PMID] 20113412.
2010
Physician views regarding substance use-related participation in a state physician health program.
The American journal on addictions. 19(6):529-33 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2010.00088.x. [PMID] 20958849.
2010
Physicians’ experiences with impaired colleagues.
JAMA. 304(17):1895; author reply 1896-7 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2010.1557. [PMID] 21045092.
2010
The association between alcohol-related arrests and college football game days.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 106(1):69-71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.07.012. [PMID] 19717247.
2009
Children’s Florida Obsessive Compulsive Inventory: psychometric properties and feasibility of a self-report measure of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in youth.
Child psychiatry and human development. 40(3):467-83 [DOI] 10.1007/s10578-009-0138-9. [PMID] 19326209.
2009
Cognitive Abilities in a Sample of Youth With Multiple Episodes of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. 21(1):1-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s10882-008-9121-9.
2009
Decreased family accommodation associated with improved therapy outcome in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 77(2):355-60 [DOI] 10.1037/a0012652. [PMID] 19309195.
2009
Exploration of food addiction in pediatric patients: A preliminary investigation.
Journal of addiction medicine. 3(1):26-32 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31819638b0. [PMID] 20473361.
2009
Methamphetamine- and trauma-induced brain injuries: comparative cellular and molecular neurobiological substrates.
Biological psychiatry. 66(2):118-27 [DOI] 10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.02.021. [PMID] 19345341.
2009
More data needed regarding physician empathy and patient outcome.
Archives of internal medicine. 169(8):809; author reply 809-10 [DOI] 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.83. [PMID] 19398693.
2009
Perceptions of type 1 diabetes among affected youth and their peers.
Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings. 16(3):209-15 [DOI] 10.1007/s10880-009-9164-9. [PMID] 19387802.
2009
Personality testing may improve resident selection in anesthesiology programs.
Medical teacher. 31(12):e551-4 [DOI] 10.3109/01421590903390593. [PMID] 19995155.
2009
Preliminary evaluation of a testing program to improve selection of residents for training in anesthesiology
Medical Teacher. 31:e551-e554 [DOI] 10.3109/01421590903390593. [PMID] 19995155.
2009
Psychosocial Functioning in Youth with Barth Syndrome.
Children's health care : journal of the Association for the Care of Children's Health. 38(2):137-156 [PMID] 20808735.
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2009
Screening for Sexual Addiction: Development and Validation of the Pathos Questionnaire
American Journal on Addictions. 18
2009
Setting the standard for recovery: Physicians’ Health Programs.
Journal of substance abuse treatment. 36(2):159-71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsat.2008.01.004. [PMID] 19161896.
2009
Successful treatment of physicians with addictions
. 26
2008
Addiction in clinical practice: Psychiatry.
. 2(3)
2008
Addiction research and treatment: The state of the art in 2008
. 25:52-57
2008
Assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: a review.
Journal of anxiety disorders. 22(1):1-17 [PMID] 17367988.
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2008
Clinical features associated with treatment-resistant pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Comprehensive psychiatry. 49(1):35-42 [PMID] 18063039.
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2008
Clinical predictors of response to cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Clinical psychology review. 28(1):118-130 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cpr.2007.04.003. [PMID] 17531365.
2008
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a non-randomized comparison of intensive and weekly approaches.
Journal of anxiety disorders. 22(7):1146-58 [DOI] 10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.12.001. [PMID] 18242950.
2008
Comorbidity of Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders: Impact On Symptom Severity and Impairment
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 30(2):111-120 [DOI] 10.1007/s10862-007-9057-x.
2008
Convergent and discriminant validity of the Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist.
Journal of anxiety disorders. 22(8):1369-76 [DOI] 10.1016/j.janxdis.2008.01.017. [PMID] 18329843.
2008
CUDCP-affiliated clinical psychology student views of their science training
Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 2:58-65
2008
Fentanyl and propofol exposure in the operating room: sensitization hypotheses and further data.
Journal of addictive diseases. 27(3):67-76 [DOI] 10.1080/10550880802122661. [PMID] 18956530.
2008
Hypersexuality Disorders: Addiction, Compulsion, Or Impulsive Behavior?
Biological Psychiatry. 63
2008
Impact of comorbidity on cognitive-behavioral therapy response in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 47(5):583-592 [DOI] 10.1097/CHI.0b013e31816774b1. [PMID] 18356759.
2008
Increased assessment and monitoring needed for patients receiving methadone.
The American journal of medicine. 121(5) [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2008.01.037. [PMID] 18456018.
2008
Insight in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: associations with clinical presentation.
Psychiatry research. 160(2):212-20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psychres.2007.07.005. [PMID] 18556071.
2008
Methadone- and heroin-related deaths in Florida.
The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse. 34(3):347-53 [DOI] 10.1080/00952990802010892. [PMID] 18428077.
2008
Middle-age initiation of alcohol consumption unlikely to cause addiction.
The American journal of medicine. 121(9) [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2008.03.042. [PMID] 18724956.
2008
Prescription opioid abuse and dependence among physicians: hypotheses and treatment.
Harvard review of psychiatry. 16(3):181-94 [DOI] 10.1080/10673220802160316. [PMID] 18569039.
2008
Psychosocial functioning in youth with glycogen storage disease type I.
Journal of pediatric psychology. 33(7):728-38 [DOI] 10.1093/jpepsy/jsn017. [PMID] 18296725.
2008
Response to “Comorbid psychiatric diagnoses and their association with cocaine-induced psychosis in cocaine-dependent subjects”.
The American journal on addictions. 17(3):247-8; author reply 249 [DOI] 10.1080/10550490802019857. [PMID] 18464004.
2008
Somatic Symptoms in Children and Adolescents With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Associations With Clinical Characteristics and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Response
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 36(03):283-297 [DOI] 10.1017/S1352465808004335.
2008
Symptom dimensions and cognitive-behavioural therapy outcome for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. 117(1):67-75 [PMID] 17986317.
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2007
Associations between miscellaneous symptoms and symptom dimensions: an examination of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Behaviour research and therapy. 45(11):2593-603 [PMID] 17644061.
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2007
Brief intervention for medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use.
Annals of internal medicine. 147(8):589-90; author reply 590 [PMID] 17938400.
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2007
Clinical features of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding symptoms.
Comprehensive psychiatry. 48(4):313-8 [PMID] 17560950.
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2007
D-cycloserine does not enhance exposure-response prevention therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
International clinical psychopharmacology. 22(4):230-7 [PMID] 17519647.
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2007
Diabetes Awareness and Reasoning Test: A preliminary analysis of development and psychometrics
Childrens Health Care. 36:117-136
2007
Family accommodation in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. 36(2):207-16 [PMID] 17484693.
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2007
Family-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: comparison of intensive and weekly approaches.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 46(4):469-478 [DOI] 10.1097/chi.0b013e31803062e7. [PMID] 17420681.
2007
Florida Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory: development, reliability, and validity.
Journal of clinical psychology. 63(9):851-9 [PMID] 17674398.
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2007
Further psychometric examination of the Tourette’s Disorder Scales.
Child psychiatry and human development. 38(2):89-98 [PMID] 17136450.
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2007
Parental nurturance promotes reading achievement in low SES children
Early Education and Development. 18:51-69
2007
Quality of life in youth with Tourette’s syndrome and chronic tic disorder.
Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. 36(2):217-27 [PMID] 17484694.
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2007
Trait and social influences in the links among adolescent attachment, depressive symptoms, and coping.
Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. 36(2):195-206 [PMID] 17484692.
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2006
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PANDAS-related obsessive-compulsive disorder: findings from a preliminary waitlist controlled open trial.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 45(10):1171-8 [PMID] 17003662.
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2006
Obsessive-compulsive disorder: strategies for using CBT and pharmacotherapy.
The Journal of family practice. 55(4):329-33 [PMID] 16608672.
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2006
Obsessive-compulsive disorder: tools for recognizing its many expressions.
The Journal of family practice. 55(3):217-22 [PMID] 16510055.
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2005
Assessment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: a critical review of current methodology.
Child psychiatry and human development. 36(2):195-214 [PMID] 16228147.
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2005
Intensive cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder: A treatment protocol for mental health providers
Psychological Services. 2:91-104
2005
Update and review on pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder
Psychiatric Annals. 35:745-751

Grants

Dec 2020 ACTIVE
Public Health Research Involving Healthcare Professionals in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PROFESSIONALS RESOURCE NETWORK
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Contract for Research Funds for Director of Research
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PROFESSIONALS RESOURCE NETWORK
Nov 2019 – Feb 2021
Public Health Research Involving Healthcare Professionals in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PROFESSIONALS RESOURCE NETWORK
Sep 2019 – Dec 2020
Curriculum Innovation To Improve Physician Responses To Patients Concerning Substance Use Disorders and Pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: ASSO OF AMER MEDICAL COLLEGES via SAMUELI FOUNDATION
Jul 2018 – Oct 2019
Public Health Research Involving Impaired Healthcare Professionals in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PROFESSIONALS RESOURCE NETWORK
Jul 2017 – Oct 2018
Public Health Research Involving Healthcare Professionals in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PROFESSIONALS RESOURCE NETWORK
Jul 2016 – Jun 2021
AHEC Tobacco Training & Cessation Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH OFF TOBACCO CONTROL
Jul 2016 – Nov 2017
Public Health Research Involving Healthcare Professionals in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PROFESSIONALS RESOURCE NETWORK
Dec 2015 – Oct 2016
Staras HPV R01 Pilot – Miscellaneous Donors
Role: Project Manager
Funding: MISCELLANEOUS DONORS
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
AHEC Tobacco Training and Cessation Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Jul 2015 – Jun 2016
Public Health Reserach Involving Impaired Healthcare Professionals in Florida 2015-2016
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PROFESSIONALS RESOURCE NETWORK
Jul 2014 – Jun 2016
Public Health Research Involving Impaired Healthcare Professionals in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PROFESSIONALS RESOURCE NETWORK
Jul 2012 – Jun 2018
Faculty Development Supporting Academic Dental Institution Curriculum for the 21st Century
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN

Education

Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology
2010 · Washington University
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, NIDA T-32 Training Program in Drug Abuse Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research
2010 · Washington University
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child/Adolescent & Pediatric Psychology
2007 · University of Florida
Internship in Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology
2005 · University of Florida
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
2005 · Wayne State University
Master of Arts in Psychology
2002 · Wayne State University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Spanish, & Drama
2000 · Transylvania University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018,2020
DEN5210 Dev Biol Psychosoc 1
2019-2020
BMS6810 Intro Clin Med 1
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2009-2011,2017
BMS4905 Medical Sciences Senior Research
2014
GMS6783 Addiction: Counseling and Treatment Methods
2008-2012
MEL4005 Medicine and the Law
2008-2012
MEL4012 Physician Shadowing
2008-2012
MEL4011 Intro Profession Med
2009-2012
MEL4014 Intro Med Bioethics
2011-2012
MEL4600 Diseases of Eating
2008-2011
MEL4601 Diseases of Eating
2010
MEL7960 Elective Topics
2021
PAS5009 Behav and Commnty Med 2
2021
BMS6813 Intro Clin Med 3

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4932
Emails:
Business:
lmerlo@ufl.edu