Dr. Jeffrey S. Mandel has managed UCSF training programs in research methods for international scholars since 1988. He is a social-clinical psychologist with a background in health administration. Dr. Mandel has been involved in AIDS behavioral research and clinical care since 1981 and was co-investigator on one of the first NIMH AIDS behavioral research grants in 1983. In 1987, he was awarded the Hedda Bolgar Achievement Award honoring professional achievement in social-clinical psychology. Dr. Mandel has lectured internationally on the psychosocial impact of HIV/AIDS in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe, and on global mental health issues in Asia.
Dr. Mandel manages the International Traineeship in AIDS Prevention Studies (ITAPS), the ICOHRTA Brazilian Scientists Program, and the Global Mental Health Program. He is also is the co-director of the CAPS Global Response Core. His research interests include educational and behavioral interventions to prevent HIV/AIDS in the developing world, and mental health services following complex disasters.
Dr. Mandel received his PhD in 1985 in Social-Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Los Angeles, his MPH in 1971 from University of California Los Angeles, and his BA in 1970 from the University of Rochester.