CIDD Investigator Forum: David Mandell, ScD

"The cost of treating (and not treating) autism." Abstract: A recent estimate suggests that the annual incremental cost associated with autism is $137 billion a year in the United States. This is a big number, but how is it calculated and what does it mean? What portion of these costs are due to appropriate care and what portion would be preventable if we provided better care? This presentation will review what is known regarding the costs associated with autism, how they are calculated, and the effects of various policies, including autism insurance mandates and Medicaid waivers, on autism care and costs.

When Mar 20, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Bioinformatics Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-843-8641
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David Mandell is professor and vice-chair for research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. He directs the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research and also is the 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 School of Hygiene and Public Health.


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