Mark Cunningham, PhD, ABPP
Mark D. Cunningham, Ph.D., ABPP is a Seattle-based, board-certified clinical and forensic psychologist, researcher, and prolific scholar, authoring more than 60 publications that have been cited an aggregate of 1800+ times in the scholarly literature, as well as by SCOTUS (Moore v. Texas, 2017) and in amici briefs. He is routinely engaged to provide peer-review for scientific journals in criminology, criminal justice, forensic psychology, and professional psychology, with Publons ranking his peer reviewer activity at the 97th percentile. Dr. Cunningham’s forensic practice is national in scope and he is licensed in 12 states. He has been involved in 60+ Atkins determinations and has several publications on this topic. He has provided more than 100 scholarly symposium, workshops, CE, and CLE presentations at regional and national conferences.
Dr. Cunningham’s research and practice have garnered regional, national, and international recognition. These include: the 2021 American Academy of Forensic Psychology Award for Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology; the 2019 American Correctional Association Peter P. Lejins Research Award; a 2017 commendation by the international John Maddox Prize committee; the 2012 National Register of Health Service Psychologists A. M. Wellner, Ph.D. Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2006 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research in Public Policy; the 2005 Texas Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Science; and 2006 election as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 41, Psychology-Law Society). While serving as a naval officer and clinical psychologist at the Naval Submarine Medical Center early in his career, Dr. Cunningham was decorated with a Navy Commendation Medal for meritorious service.
Dr. Cunningham earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University and did his clinical psychology internship at the National Naval Medical Center. He completed a two-year NIMH-sponsored post-doctoral program at Yale University School of Medicine and was honored as the outstanding trainee.