• Member, MPH Program Curriculum Committee
  • Course Director, PUBH 504 Behavioral & Social Sciences in Public Health
  • Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
  • Director, UPENN Collaborative on Community Integration of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
  • Member, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

Dr. Salzer is the Principal Investigator and Director of the University of Pennsylvania Collaborative on Community Integration: The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center Promoting Community Integration of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (  This Center is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research with the mission of conducting state-of-the-art research that is used in training efforts with consumers, providers, administrators, and other stakeholders to ensure that people with psychiatric disabilities have the opportunity to live in our communities as valued citizens. 

Dr. Salzer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987 and received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. Dr. Salzer completed the clinical psychology internship program at the Yale School of Medicine and was an NIMH postdoctoral fellow in mental health services research at Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Salzer is an Associate Editor for Mental Health Services Research. Dr. Salzer's public health research interests include the effectiveness of rehabilitation and psychosocial interventions in health care, especially peer support and vocational interventions, as well as evaluations of public health initiatives. Dr. Salzer is also the Director of Evaluation and Research at both Horizon House, Inc., a large mental health service provider in southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, and the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a large consumer-operated service and advocacy organization.