Dr. David Mandell
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a lifelong set of developmental disorders that often demand significant resources in time and money from families. Listen in as we discuss the study, “Implications of Childhood Autism for Parental Employment and Earnings,” in the April 2012 Pediatrics (published online March 19), in which researchers tracked employment outcomes of parents of children with ASD.
David S. Mandell, ScD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, where he is associate director of the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. He also is 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 autism 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 successfully implement proven-efficacious practices in community settings. 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.
Melanie Cole, M.S.