David S. Mandell, Sc.D. is associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. The goal of his research is to improve the quality of care that individuals with autism receive in their communities. He examines the effects that different state and federal strategies to organize, finance and deliver services have on service use patterns and outcomes. He also conducts experimental studies to determine the best ways to successfully implement proven-efficacious practices in community settings.