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Donna McNelis

Donna McNelis, PhD

Professor and Vice-Chair

Department: Psychiatry


  • PhD - Public Administration - Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Donna N. McNelis, PhD, a certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner, began her career as a clinical specialist in a state psychiatric hospital. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with children and adolescents, adult addiction recovery services, and specialized groups such as persons with mental illness and mental retardation. She developed one of the first programs for dual-diagnosed adolescents in the mid-Atlantic region.

Her current faculty appointments are complemented by years of direct clinical practice. She is presently the director of Behavioral Healthcare Education, Department of Psychiatry, at Drexel University College of Medicine. This program is designed to offer professional interdisciplinary continuing education and staff development and consultation to providers and practitioners across the nation. Dr. McNelis's current interests include managed behavioral health care, outcome measures, mental illness and mental retardation, psychopharmacology for non-medical practitioners, child-focused issues and program management.

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Psychiatry
4641 Roosevelt Boulevard
Friends Hospital, Scattergood Building
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Phone: 215.831.4055
Fax: 215.289.1463