College of Health Professions Faculty Member Receives National Award from American Psychology Association


ATLANTA – Mark “Tony” Stillman, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical medical psychology in Mercer University's College of Health Professions, recently received the 2016 American Psychological Association (APA) Early Career Achievement Award.

The award is designed to increase representation of early career members at the APA's annual convention and recognizes individuals based on achievements and demonstration of astute leadership in the field of psychology.

Dr. Stillman joined the College of Health Professions as a full-time faculty member in August, after serving for two years as an adjunct professor.

Much of his work has focused on developing a curriculum for psychologists who work in integrated care settings. As the demand for population health increases, so does the need to effectively train psychologists in the competencies that are necessary to work within integrated care settings. 

Working with APA Division 38, Dr. Stillman developed a freely available introductory curriculum as a resource for graduate training programs and affiliated clinical training sites.

“We are so pleased that Dr. Stillman has joined the College of Health Professions, are proud of his many accomplishments to date, and know he will continue to advance integrated care training for student psychologists,” said Lisa Lundquist, Pharm.D., dean of the College.

Dr. Stillman earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Florida International University and both his Master of Science in clinical psychology and Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology with a concentration in health psychology from Nova Southeastern University.

He is editor of the Journal of Psychology: Open Access, an editorial board member of the International Journal of Psychology and Counseling, a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Bioethics and a member of the Society for Health Psychology Integrated Primary Care Committee.

Dr. Stillman maintains a private practice in Atlanta. He previously served for five years as an assistant professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College and was also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and a staff psychologist at the University of Miami.

The APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 117,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Its mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. 

This year's convention was held Aug. 4-7 in Denver, Colorado.

About the College of Health Professions

Mercer University's College of Health Professions is composed of four departments: physical therapy, physician assistant studies, public health and clinical medical psychology. The College offers a doctoral-level physical therapy program, master's-level physician assistant program, bachelor's- and master's-level public health programs and doctoral-level program in clinical medical psychology. The Department of Physical Therapy offers residencies in orthopaedic, neurologic and cardiovascular/pulmonary physical therapy; a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy; and an onsite clinic. The Department of Physician Assistant Studies offers an advanced cardiology residency program. Each program is housed in a department that provides students with comprehensive didactic courses taught by an extraordinary faculty and extensive clinical experience enhanced by outstanding service-learning opportunities. For more information, visit