David Mount is a social justice advocate, lecturer, writer, community organizer, team-builder, professional speaker, and clinical psychologist. He specializes in primary care psychology, medical neuropsychology, and medical rehabilitation psychology. Dr. Mount has been well regarded for his work on integrating mind-body mental health, as he uniquely frames health disparities as a human rights campaign and works to increase the diversity of health professions students. In 2012, Dr. Mount published a book entitled Waking Up in College as well as a chapter in The Clinical Spectrum of Alzheimer’s Disease.
He speaks at national meetings and is a recipient of mentoring, teaching, and service awards in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and North Carolina. In 1994, he received his undergraduate degree from Alabama State University, with a focus on Psychology and Sociology. Dr. Mount continued to pursue his passion for psychology and earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. In 2003, Dr. Mount completed a residency in Clinical Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. During his residency training, he also participated in psychometrics, item response theory, and measurement bias research. Dr. Mount holds several certificates including North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Practicing Psychologists, Board Certified Health Service Provider in Psychology, American Board of Disability Analysts-Disability Analysts, National Academy of Neuropsychology-Affiliate level status, Behavioral Medicine (University of Pittsburgh), Chronic Disease: A Focus on Health Behavior (University of Pittsburgh), and Neuroimaging (University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon). Currently, Dr. Mount is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Research Faculty and Adjunct Faculty at WSSU’s Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Center of Excellence for Elimination of Health Disparities, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Director of Community Partnerships for the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.