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March 18, 2003

David S. Mandell, Sc.D., Joins the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor

(Philadelphia, PA) - David S. Mandell, Sc.D., has joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Mandell is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Penn.

Dr. Mandell's research interests is the mental health needs of children served by public systems. He is especially interested in children with autism and ways to best design services that meet their needs. He has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Psychiatric Services, the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, among others.

He attended Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he earned his Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree in the Department of Mental Health. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mandell is also a member of the Public Safety Advisory Board at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mandell is a member of the American Public Health Association and the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy. Among his recent awards, he has received the 2002 National Institute of Mental Health Trainee Presentation Award and the 2001 National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Postdoctoral Fellowship. He was recently invited to lecture at the conference, 'A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base', on the 'Use of complementary and alternative medicine among children with autism' and has also lectured at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on 'Racial disparities in the diagnosis of children with autism.'

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