Stephanie Merwin, Ph.D., is a pediatric psychologist within Children’s National Hospital, serving in the Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation Divisions. She also serves as an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Merwin’s clinical interests include working with youth with chronic health conditions on coping with their illness, treating comorbid mood and behavioral concerns and working closely alongside medical providers and caregivers to promote treatment adherence. Her current research and program development interests include use of psychosocial screening tools to optimize care for children with cancer and their families, as well as behavioral interventions in pediatric sickle cell disease. Dr. Merwin also participates in psychology training as a supervisor for advanced graduate psychology externs and post-doctoral psychology fellows and helps to organize training activities in hematology, oncology and blood and marrow transplantation for psychology trainees.
Dr. Merwin earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed a psychology internship and her pediatric psychology fellowship at Children’s National from 2017-2019 in the Psychology and Behavioral Health, Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation Divisions. In 2019-2020, Dr. Merwin also worked in the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program (CPEP) to provide outpatient therapy and clinic consultation for youth with epilepsy and their families. She was involved in developing a screening program to be implemented in the Epilepsy Clinic aimed at identifying youth at risk for psychosocial concerns.