David S. Mandell, ScD
Director, University of Pennsylvania Center for Mental Health Policy & Services Research
David S. Mandell, ScD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvanias Perelman School of Medicine, where he directs the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. He also is Associate Director of the Center for Autism Research at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.
The goal of his research is to improve the quality of care individuals with autism receive in their communities. This research is of two types. The first examines the effects of different state and federal strategies to organize, finance and deliver services on service use patterns and outcomes. The second consists of experimental studies designed to determine the best ways to successfully implement proven efficacious practices in community settings.
Dr. Mandell is the author of more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He serves as a member of the US Department of Health and Human Services Interagency Autism Coordinating Council. Dr. Mandell holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Columbia University and a doctorate of science from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.