Substance Use & Mental Health

Todd W. Mandell, MD, is a board-certified Psychiatrist with added qualifications in Addictions Psychiatry, and more than 30 years of experience in the field of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. His experience includes direct clinical treatment at the inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient, and residential levels of care as well as in administration. Dr. Mandell’s areas of expertise include medication-assisted treatments for substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, community outreach, provision of technical assistance to providers, risk management, and quality improvement. As Principal Investigator for the Bizzell Group, Dr. Mandell provides consultation to project partners along with content review and facilitation of project completion. He collaborates closely with the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) team to facilitate the creation and dissemination of NIDA supported products.

Dr. Mandell served for eight years as the Medical Director for the Vermont State Office of Drug and Alcohol programs where he was a key participant in the creation of the Vermont Hub and Spoke Model for delivery of medication for opioid use disorder. He presented at Grand Rounds to Vermont hospitals on topics including prescription drug abuse; medical, legal, and public safety perspectives; responsible opioid prescribing; and the use of toxicology screens. His national teaching experience includes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Core Curriculum Training for Methadone Program Staff: Managing Liability and Patient Safety in Methadone Programs. Prior to joining the Bizzell Group, Dr. Mandell served for five years as the Chief Medical Officer for Community Substance Abuse Centers in New England.

Dr. Mandell has co-authored five publications pertaining directly to the field of Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Mandell received his Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut.