Mattingly, Jill R.


Jill R. Mattingly


Chair and Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Jill Mattingly is the Chair and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. 

She received her Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University, Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Emory University, and Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Western State Colorado University.

She has 16 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant (PA) working in a variety of clinical settings including internal medicine, rheumatology, integrated medicine, and addiction medicine in the Atlanta area.  She currently volunteers in family medicine clinics for the uninsured in underserved communities and refugee communities. 

Dr. Mattingly’s current teaching responsibilities include medical communication, behavioral medicine, and clinical medicine.

Her research focuses on developing student opportunities that increase interest and participation in global health experiences, both international and regional.  She oversees the Mercer physician assistant Thursday evening clinic at the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett.  She has developed inter-professional educational experiences for Mercer University Health Science students, and has presented research in this area.  She has multiple regional presentations.

She is an active member of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).  She is also an active member of Christian Medical Dental Association and currently serves as a board member for the national Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants (FCPA).  

Dr. Mattingly was awarded Humanitarian of the Year Award by GAPA in 2015 and 2016.  She was awarded Mercer University Faculty of the Year by GAPA in 2011.


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