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Mark Salzer

Mark Salzer Temple University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences


1700 N. Broad St., Suite 304


  • NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (Minor: Quantitative Methods), University of Illinois

  • Predoctoral Psychology Fellow, Yale School of Medicine

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois

  • B.A., Psychology and Sociology, University of Wisconsin  

Research Interests

  • Mental Health
  • Behavioral Health


Mark Salzer, Ph.D. is a professor and chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University.  He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a research and training center funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Dr. Salzer obtained his bachelors degree with honors in sociology and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.  He completed his clinical internship at Yale University and an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in mental health services research at Vanderbilt University.  He has been a faculty member at Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was most recently an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Salzer has been the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on more than $25 million in research grants (NIDRR, NIH, SAMHSA), has published more than 80 articles and book chapters on the delivery of effective community mental health and rehabilitation services to individuals with psychiatric disabilities, and has given more than 200 presentations on his work around the world.