Mark has been a full-time faculty member of the Duke University School of Medicine in the Division of Medical Psychology. As the lead psychologist for the Duke Executive Health Program, he co-designed the Health Psychology services still in place today. Mark also served as the senior psychologist for the Duke Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Mark continues to teach medical students at Duke one day per week.
Before joining the Duke faculty, Mark completed a behavioral medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. As a staff psychologist there, he specialized in psycho-oncology and developed a role for health psychology at the Lineberger Cancer Center.
Mark received his PhD from The University of Toledo in 1997. His work is guided by the principles of behavioral medicine and the power of the mind-body interaction. He is certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and has significant experience in the use of hypnosis to support behavior change, to intervene in stress-related and mood disorders, and to cope with complex illnesses which lie at the intersection mental and physical health.
Mark is a member of The American Psychological Association, The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the North Carolina Psychological Association, and The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
Before joining the clinical faculty of Veritas Collaborative, Mark founded Health Psychology Associates, Inc., a well-respected group psychotherapy practice in Durham.