David Mandell, ScD
Professor and Director, Center for Mental Health
Public Health Interests
Current Public-Health Related Activities
David S. Mandell, ScD, professor and vice-chair for research in Psychiatry, directs the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research and is the Associate Director of the Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The goal of his research is to improve the quality of care individuals with psychiatric and developmental disabilities receive in their communities. This research is of two types. The first examines, at the state and national level, the effects of different strategies to organize, finance and deliver services on service use patterns and outcomes. The second consists of experimental studies designed to determine the best strategies to implement proven-efficacious practices in community settings. He has received continuous federal funding for 15 years and has published more than 180 peer-reviewed manuscripts in pursuit of these goals. Dr. Mandell holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Columbia University and a doctorate of science from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.