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Pierluigi Mancini PhD

[Author, Behavioral Health Expert, Cultural Competence Consulting, Immigrant Behavioral Health, Health Disparities, Media Expert, Program Development, Public Speaking]


With over 30 years of experience in culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health treatment and prevention, Dr. Mancini is one of the most sought after national and international consultants and speakers on the subject of mental health and addiction, his area of expertise is immigrant behavioral health.  His book ¡Mental! In The Trump Era - Ten Inspirational Stories About Immigrants Overcoming Addiction, Depression and Anxiety in America has recently been published to great reviews and it is available on in English and in Spanish.


Dr. Mancini founded Georgia’s only Latino behavioral health program in 1999 to serve the immigrant population by providing cultural and linguistically appropriate mental health and addiction treatment and prevention services in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Dr. Mancini recently led a project to train clinicians in Latin America who are taking care of the over 4 million displaced Venezuelans arriving in Colombia, Perú, Ecuador, Brazil, Panamá and other countries.


A frequent guest of local, national and international media Dr. Mancini has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, WAGA-TV Channel 5 Atlanta, CNN en Español, Telemundo and Univision. Additionally, Dr. Mancini has been a favorite and frequent guest of Spanish language radio stations.


As a national consultant, Dr. Mancini has provided expert content on immigrant behavioral health and cultural and linguistic competency to clients at the local, state and federal level.  Projects have included work on developing and implementing cultural competency plans, policies, procedures and training manuals.  Training topics include the implementation of CLAS standards; developing cultural competence organizational assessments; developing cultural and linguistically appropriate programs; cultural competence in the strategic prevention framework and training staff on the importance of cultural and linguistic competence among others.


As an international consultant, Dr. Mancini has provided guidance, mentorship and internships to psychology students from the Universidad Anáhuac Mayab in Mérida, Mexico and has consulted in underage drinking prevention programs in Italy.  Dr. Mancini is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Italian.


Dr. Mancini’s public service announcement and documentaries addressing underage drinking, suicide and prescription drugs have won a combined six (6) EMMY ® awards. Dr. Mancini has been honored with the National Latina/o Psychological Association Star Vega Distinguished Service Award; the National Council of La Raza - Helen Rodríguez- Trías Award for Health; and the Mental Health America “Heroes in the Fight” Award among others.


Dr. Mancini is the Chairman of the Georgia Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council, he serves on the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center Regional Health Board, the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Board and is Board Emeritus of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.