David S. Mandell


  • David S. Mandell received the Dennis O’Brian Advocacy Award for his amazing work supporting individuals with autism in Philadelphia Schools.

  • PSC researchers, David S. Mandell and Kevin G. Volpp, took part in a two day retreat convened by the University of Pennsylvania ALACRITY project and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study of how behavioral economics principles might be applied to mental health services. More about this retreat can be found at Penn LDI News.

  • Kevin Volpp and David Mandell will lead the new NIMH-funded Penn ALACRITY Center. The Penn ALACRITY Center—one of two NIMH-funded Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness—will launch with three projects to enhance treatment for people served through publicly-funded mental health systems. For more information about the new center and projects click here.

Director, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research
Associate Director, Center for Autism Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Sc.D., Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2000


  • Digitability: David S. Mandell on the Critical Need for People with Autism to Learn Digital Skills
  • Spectrum Webinar: David S. Mandell Explores Healthcare, Education, and Autism
  • C-RAIND Distinguished Speaker: David S. Mandell on Why Autism Interventions Fail in Schools and What to Do About It