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Associate Professor

College Hall 343
Department Public Health

Mailing Address

Regis College box 10

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

About

Associate Professor Leslie Mandel has worked with both undergraduate and graduate students. She has also provided program evaluation guidance for the Regis Haiti Project and other Regis programs. Dr. Mandel is an educator, researcher/evaluator and manager with experience working both locally and nationally for a number of organizations ranging from health care systems, teaching hospitals, public health departments, universities, foundations, national associations, community service entities, public schools and state/federal government. Her teaching highlights health and public health policy, social determinants of health, workforce development and placement, public health program development, qualitative research methods, leadership, organizational behavior and strategic healthcare management. Her research and evaluation work predominantly uses qualitative research methods to examine stakeholder perspectives on policy change, organizational systems, public health approaches to social and educational issues, and healthcare disparities, quality and access for vulnerable, culturally diverse populations. Her administrative experience largely pertains to program and grant development, management and oversight for academic medical centers, state organizations, and other community non-profits in areas pertaining to School-based health centers and health/public health issues for pediatric and adolescent populations.

Education

PhD Social Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 2007

MA Social Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 2002

MSM Healthcare Management, Lesley University, 1985

BA Psychology and Spanish, Tufts University, 1982

Philosophy

Dr. Mandel believes that learning not only happens in the classroom, but in the world around us. Accordingly, learning is a continuum, built upon lived experiences and contemporary issues supported by theoretical foundations. A multicultural community-based lens informs teaching. Finally, she feels the learning process is best when it is collaborative and interactive.

Barzey, C., Decas, I. Griswold, M. Howells, I., Mandel, L., Moran, R., Pierre, T., St. Hilaire, F., Zernitsky, J. Social Isolation Among the Elderly: An Intergenerational Project – presentations, photographs, videos, reports. 2019, Regis College Archives, Heritage Collection, Weston, MA

Street, NW; Mandel, LA; Man, L; Bermudez, L. Human Resources for Health: Advancing Nursing in Haiti - A Qualitative Evaluation of a Master’s Level Nursing Faculty Development Project. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved vol. 30 no. 1, 2019, pp. 404-416. Project MUSE

Mandel, L. Sinnette, C. Carter, E. Schuur, J. Tapping the Emergency Department to Lower Infection Rates: Leave No Emergency Department Behind in Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention, Hospitals and Health Networks Daily, November 21, 2016

Carter, E. J., Pallin, D. J., Mandel, L., Sinnette, C., and Schuur, J. D. (2016). A Qualitative Study of Factors Facilitating Clinical Nurse Engagement in Emergency Department Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention. Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(10), 495-500.

Carter, E.J, Pallin, D. J. Mandel, L., Sinnette, C., Schuur. J., Emergency Department Catheter - Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention: Multisite Qualitative Study of Perceived Risks and Implemented Strategies. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/ice.2015.267 - November, 2015

Carmichael, N., Tsipis, J., Windmueller, G., Mandel, L., Estrella, E. Is it going to hurt? The impact of the diagnostic odyssey on children and their families. Journal of Genetic Counseling (2015) 24:325-335.

Blinn, A., Carpenter, N., Mandel, L. A New Found Voice: Elementary Age Student Engagement [In] Richardson and Wright (eds.) School-Based Health Care: Advancing Educational Success and Public Health, 2012, American Public Health Association Publishing, Washington, DC

Mandel, L., Kulig, J. School-Based Female-Specific Substance Use Prevention: Lessons from a Massachusetts Demonstration Project [In] Richardson and Wright (eds.) School-Based Health Care: Advancing Educational Success and Public Health, 2012, American Public Health Association Publishing, Washington, DC

Mandel, L. Case Contributor to Complex Cases: School Based Health Centers [In] di Gregorio and Davidson (eds) Qualitative Research Design for Software Users. London: Open University Press, 2008

Mandel, L. Taking the Guesswork Out of School-Health Interagency Partnerships, Public Health Reports, 123 (6): November/December 2008

Mandel, L.A. Doing What It Takes: The Impact Of Organizational Issues On Massachusetts School-Based Health Center Success. Heller School For Social Policy And Management, Brandeis University, May 2007. Ann Arbor: ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishers, UMI Number: 3259732

Mandel, L., Qazilbash, J. Youth Voices As Change Agents – Moving Beyond The Medical Model In School Based Health Center Practice, Journal of School Health, 75(7): 239 – 242, September 2005

Abstracts/Reports/Curricula

Street, NW; Mandel, LA; Man, L; Bermudez, L. Strengthening Human Resources for Nursing in Haiti– A Qualitative Study of a Cross-Cultural Nursing Faculty Project, Annals of Global Health. Annals of Global Health 83(1):142 · February 2017

Mandel, L. Sinnette, C. Carter, E. Schuur, J. Effective Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Program Adoption and Implementation in U.S. Emergency Departments: A Qualitative Study, Journal of Healthcare Management (2016) Volume 61 (6): 469-470.

Carter, E., Pallin, D. Mandel, L., Sinnette, C., Schuur, J. 876: Strategies for Success in Emergency Department Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Programs. Open Forum Infect Dis 2014; 1 (suppl_1): S251-S252. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofu052.584

Hayes, M., Mandel, L. King Mahan, S. Mecsas-Faxon, S., Mahoney Shannon, K. Genetic testing without genetic counselors: Exploring the BRCA testing experiences of patients with breast cancer. Journal of Genetic Counseling (2014) Volume 23(6): 1067-1166

Murray, L., Denger, B., Mandel, L, Peay, H., Estrella, E. Left Out in the Cold: Barriers to Clinical Trial Participation and the Impact on Parents of Sons with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Journal of Genetic Counseling (2014) Volume 23(6): 1067-1166

Stobie, L. McConkie-Rosell, A. Lincoln, S. Devine, D. Mandel, L., Disclosure of a Fragile X Syndrome Diagnosis to Symptomatic Females: A Qualitative Study of the Parental Approach, Journal of Genetic Counseling (2014) Volume 23(6): 1067-1166

Steeves, M., Mandel, L., Obler, D., Tsipis, J. Perinatal Loss Manifested Through the Lens of the Extended Family Unit, Journal of Genetic Counseling (2012) 21:933

Duke, V. Hiller, E. Douglas, J. Mandel, L. Tsipis, J. The Iceberg and the Helix: Investigating the Role of Genetic Testing and Genetic Counselors in the Diagnosis and Management of Celiac Disease, Journal of Genetic Counseling (2012) 21:909

Zimmerman, J., Campisteguy, M., Mandel, L., Weymouth, J., Program Evaluation - School-Based Health Care Policy Program: The Journey from 2004 to 2008, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2009,

Metterville, D.R., Schneider, G. Lincoln, S., Sheehan, M.J., Mandel, L., Zorovic, B., Picker, J., Assessing Fragile X Premutation Carriers’ Knowledge of the Premutation Phenotype, Journal of Genetic Counseling: 18(6), December 2009

Lee, S. Coppinger, J. DeChene, E. LaGrave, D. Mandel, L. Sheidley, B. Genetic Counseling Perspectives on Prenatal Array CGH Testing, Journal of Genetic Counseling: 18(6), December 2009

Gaonkar, S. Lipinski, S. Douglas, J. Reinhard, A. Sheehan, M. Mandel, L. Tsipis, J. Challenges in Counseling for Rare Chromosome Conditions: Genetic Counselors' Perspectives, Journal of Genetic Counseling: 18(6), December 2009

Kulig, J, Mandel, L., Ruthazer, R, Stone, D, School Based Substance Use Prevention for Female Students, Journal of Adolescent Health, 29(2): 115, 2001

Garcia, T., Mandel L. Dugas, P. et al. Let's Talk About Living Healthy, Training Manual and Tip Cards for Parents of Adolescents, Teachers, and Health Care Providers, Compilation, writing, editing, and production for New England Medical Center and Education Development Center, 2000

Rosati, M., Garcia, T. Mandel, L, et al, Media: Attitudes and Beliefs, Advertising and Marketing (video and companion curriculum), Concept development, production, and editing for New England Medical Center and Beacon Communications. 1997

Mandel, LA and Vinton, S., Exploring Social Isolation Among the Elderly Through Intergenerational Academic - Community Engagement, Oral presentation accepted to Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section of the American Public Health Association 2019 Annual Meeting Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health in Philadelphia, PA, November 2019.

Mandel, L., Man.L. Linking Academic Learning and Workforce Development through the Undergraduate Public Health Internship in Oral Workshop Session - Creating Practice Learning Experiences to Kick Start Careers in Public Health at the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 2019

Mandel L., Al Asaad, N. Stirling, J. Community Engagement Among US College Students: A Forum to Raise Awareness of the Syrian Conflict As A Social Determinant of Health, Poster Presentation, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 2019

Mandel, L. Tips on Developing Manuscripts for Scholarly Publication. Presentation to Regis College faculty at Professional Development Event, January 2019.

Mandel, L., O’Donnell, E., Poulin, K., Canenguez, K., Chitnis, T. Family Perspectives on Research Priorities for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: A Qualitative Study. Abstract accepted to the Health Administration Section for the American Public Health Association for the 146th Annual Meeting - Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now, November, 2018, San Diego, CA

Street, N., Mandel, L, Man, L, and Bermudez, L. Strengthening Human Resources for Nursing in Haiti- A Qualitative Study of a Cross-Cultural Nursing Faculty Project, Poster Session at 2017 Consortium on Universities for Global Health Conference

Mandel, L., Sinnette, C., Carter, E.J., Schuur, J. Motivating Factors for US Emergency Departments to Adopt Comprehensive Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Practices: A Qualitative Study. Presentation at Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research at the American College of Healthcare Executive's Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 2016

Mandel, L. Understanding Qualitative Research Design, Analysis, and Use of Software. Presentation to Regis College faculty at Professional Development Event, September 2016, January 2017.

Mandel, L., Man, L., Friedman, L. Cycon, A. Towards Optimal Maternal Mental Health: A Comparative Case Study Of The Community-Based Perinatal Support Model Poster session at 2nd Biennial Perinatal Mental Health Conference, November, 2015

Carter, E.J., Sinnette, C., Mandel, L., Schuur, J. Emergency Department Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention: Role of the Clinical Nurse, Poster session at Infectious Diseases Society of America, for ID Week Conference October 2015

Man, L., Mandel, L., Friedman, L. Cycon, A. Evaluation of a Community-based Postpartum Depression Coalition Model Using a Multiple Streams Framework: Building the Evidence to Bring Policy to Practice. Presentation to Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association for of the 143nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition- Health in All Policies, November 2015, Chicago, Ill.

Friedman, L., Mandel, L., Man. L. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: At the Intersection of Maternal Health, Discrimination, and Labor Law, Poster to the American Public Health Association for of the 143nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition- Health in All Policies, November 2015, Chicago, Ill.

Magny-Normilus, C., Galante, M,E., Mandel L. Nursing Education In Haiti: Challenges of Cross Cultural Partnerships and Evaluating The Impact Of Graduate Training. Presentation to Assessment in Higher Education Section, American Evaluators Association Annual Meeting - Exemplary Evaluations in A Multicultural World, November 2015, Chicago, Ill.

Hayes, M., Mandel, L. King Mahan, S. Mecsas-Faxon, S., Mahoney Shannon, K. Genetic testing without genetic counselors: Exploring the BRCA testing experiences of patients with breast cancer Poster Presentation at the National Society of Genetic Counselors 33rd Annual Education Conference, September 2014, New Orleans, LA

Murray, L., Denger, B., Mandel, L, Peay, H., Estrella, E. Left Out in the Cold: Barriers to Clinical Trial Participation and the Impact on Parents of Sons with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Paper Presentation at the National Society of Genetic Counselors 33rd Annual Education Conference, September 2014, New Orleans, LA

Stobie, L. McConkie-Rosell, A. Lincoln, S. Devine, D. Mandel, L. Disclosure of a Fragile X Syndrome Diagnosis to Symptomatic Females: A Qualitative Study of the Parental Approach, Poster Presentation at the National Society of Genetic Counselors 33rd Annual Education Conference, September 2014, New Orleans, LA

Carter, E.J., Pallin, D. J. Mandel, L., Sinnette, C., Schuur. J. Strategies for Success in Emergency Department Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Programs Poster Presentation at Infectious Diseases Society of America, for IDWeek Conference October 2014 Philadelphia, PA

Mandel, L., Sinnette, C., Carter, E.J., Schuur, J. Early Adoption of Hand Hygiene Prevention Interventions in US Emergency Departments: A Qualitative Study. Poster Presentation- Epidemiology - Infectious Diseases Section, American Public Health Association for of the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 2014) New Orleans, LA.

L. .Man, L. Mandel. Designing Your Program Evaluation for Optimal Impact,. Workshop at the YOU Generate Volunteers in Massachusetts Conference, Massachusetts Service Alliance, 2013 Marlborough, MA.

L. Man, L. Mandel. Interviews, Focus Groups and Surveys, Oh My! - Data Collection Tools for Program Evaluation, Workshop at the YOU Generate Volunteers in Massachusetts Conference, Massachusetts Service Alliance, 2013 Marlborough, MA.

L. Mandel. Using Qualitative Software - Introduction to Atlas ti 7, guest lecturer for Qualitative Methods for Global Health Research course at Harvard University Medical School, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

L. Man and L. Mandel. Through the Eyes of Older Adults: Using Photovoice to Understand Volunteers, Poster presented at 2012 American Evaluators Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota

L. Mandel, K. Williams, A. Blinn, N. Carpenter. The Role of School-Based Health Centers in Addressing School Dropout: A Content Analysis, Poster Session at 2010 American Public Health Association Meeting – Healthy Schools: Advocacy and Involvement, School-Health Unit, Denver, CO

L. Mandel, J. Northrup, R. Aird. Capturing the Public Health Impact of the School-Based Health Center Model in Massachusetts, Workshop presented at 2010 Meeting of National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, Washington, DC

L. Mandel. Using Qualitative Software to Manage Projects and Conduct Data Analysis, guest lecturer for Applied Qualitative Research Course, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Spring 2010

L. Mandel, R. Aird, J. Northrup. Physicians and School-Based Health Centers, Lecture and Case Presentation/Discussion to Pediatric Residents, Boston Combined Program in Pediatrics Boston Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 2009

L. Mandel, L. Man, Utilizing Logic Models for Program Planning, Presentation to Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc., Boston, MA, 2009

L. Mandel. How Can Schools Have A Positive Impact On Children’s Health? School-Based Health Centers, panel presentation for The Intersection of Health and Education: Judy’s Workshop, Heller School for Health Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2009

L. Mandel Doing What It Takes To Make School-Based Health Centers Succeed, presentation to superintendent, school principals, and other school system administrative staff in Springfield, Massachusetts, 2009

L. Mandel Doing What It Takes To Make School-Based Health Centers Succeed, presentation to superintendent, school principals, and other school system administrative staff in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 2008

L. Mandel, D. Meyers, G. Gall. School-Based Health Center Research and Evaluation Design and Methodology, Pre-conference session for National Assembly on School-Based Health Care Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. 2008

L. Mandel, Job Recruitment and Retention Among School-Based Health Center Clinicians: Results of a Study. Workshop for Third Annual Massachusetts School-Based Health Center Sponsoring Agency Meeting, Shrewsbury, MA, 2007

L. Mandel. No School-Based Health Center Left Behind: Four Case Studies from Massachusetts, Poster presented at National Assembly on School-Based Health Care Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2007

L. Mandel, A. Blinn, E. Hughes. Massachusetts School-Based Health Centers: At The Crossroads Of Reimbursement, Poster presented at National Assembly on School-Based Health Care Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2007

Mandel, L. Taking the Guest-Work Out of School-Health Interagency Partnerships, Panel presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2006

L. Mandel. Why Don’t They Stay A Little Bit Longer? Job retention in the School-Based Health Center Setting, Workshop presented at National Assembly on School-Based Health Centers Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 2006

L. Mandel. Can We Talk? Exploring Communication Patterns as One Secret Ingredient to Building Successful School-Based Health Centers, Workshop presented at National Assembly on School-Based Health Centers Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 2006