Pierluigi Mancini, PhD

Pierluigi Mancini, PhDDirector
Author, Behavioral Health Expert, Cultural Competence Consultant, Immigrant Behavioral Health, Health Disparities and Media Expert, Program Developer, Public Speaker

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 areas of expertise are immigrant behavioral health and health disparities.

Dr. Mancini founded Georgia’s only Latino behavioral health program in 1999 to serve the immigrant population by providing services in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Presently he is directing the NLBHA run and SAMHSA funded Hispanic Latino ATTC and PTTC programs.

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, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Panama 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, CNN en Español, Telemundo and Univision. He has provided expert content on immigrant behavioral health and cultural and linguistic competency to clients at the local, state and federal level. Internationally, Dr. Mancini has provided guidance to the Universidad Anáhuac Mayab in Mérida, Mexico and has consulted in underage drinking prevention programs in Italy, mental health programs in Cuba and behavioral health systems in Kosovo. Dr. Mancini is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Italian.

His book ¡Mental! In The Trump Era – Ten Inspirational Stories About Immigrants Overcoming Addiction, Depression and Anxiety in America is available on Amazon.com in English and in Spanish.