Dr Mariane Franca Falco

Dr Mariane Franca Falco

Adjunct Lecturer

PhD and Masters of Science (Public Health), B. Social Work (Hons1). 

Medicine & Health
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre

Mariane Franca is an Adjunct Lecture in the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. She joined the NDARC in February 2020 researching the use of mental health services in Brazil and internationally using data from the World Health Organisation’s World Mental Health Survey under Professor Louisa Degenhardt and Maria Carmen Viana.

Mariane holds her PhD in Public Health in 2022 after complete a Master of Science in the same field in 2014, and a Bachelor in Social Work at UFES in 2005. Her studies examined the main gaps in treatment coverage; treatment delay after the first onset of common mental health disorder; and the effective treatment coverage specifically among individuals with major depressive disorders, identifying critical quality gaps for user adherence, and pharmacological and psychotherapeutic care. She also worked in a model to estimate work loss (absenteeism and presenteeism), and its economic costs due to common mental disorders and substance use disorders.


ORCID id: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4805-5839

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2019 - Travel Award From The Psychiatric Epidemiology Perspective for recognition of Scientific Excellence, International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology.

FRANÇA, M. H.; BHARAT, C.; NOVELLO, E.; I., H.; MEDINA-MORA, M. E.; BENJET, C.; ANDRADE, L.; VIGO, D.; VIANA, M. C. Towards measuring effective coverage: critical bottlenecks in quality- and user-adjusted coverage for major depressive disorder in São Paulo metropolitan area, Brazil. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1534962/v1.

FRANÇA, M. H.; WANG, Y. P.; ANDRADE, L. H.; VIANA, M. C. Treatment Gap of Mental Disorders in São Paulo Metropolitan Area, Brazil: Failure and Delay in Initiating Treatment Contact After First Onset of Mental and Substance Use Disorders. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Nova Iorque, 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-022-00814-0.

FRANÇA M.H., PEREIRA F.G., WANG Y.P., ANDRADE L.H., ALONSO J., VIANA M.C. Individual and population level estimates of work loss and related economic costs due to mental and substance use disorders in Metropolitan São Paulo, Brazil. In press. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2021. ISSN 0165-0327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.09.070.

FRANÇA, M. H.; VIANA, M. C. Transtornos mentais e trabalho: implicações e possibilidades. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA EM SAÚDE. , v.20, p.4 - 5, 2018.

FRANÇA, M. H.; BARRETO, S. M.; PEREIRA, F. G.; PAIVA, M. C. A.; ANDRADE, L.; VIANA, M. C. Associations of Mental Disorders and Employment Status in São Paulo Metropolitan Area, Brazil: gender differences and use of health services. Cadernos de Saúde Publica. , v.33, p.1678/e00154116 - 4464, 2017.

PEREIRA, F. G.; FRANÇA, M. H.; PAIVA, M. C. A.; ANDRADE, L.; VIANA, M. C. Prevalence and clinical profile of chronic pain and its association with mental disorders. REVISTA DE SAÚDE PÚBLICA (ONLINE), v.51, p.96-104, 2017.

FRANÇA, M. H. The indirect costs of mental disorders: individual and social costs in the workforce In: Y-Mind Sao Paulo Advanced Science School for Prevention of Mental Disorders, 2013, São Paulo. Y-Mind Sao Paulo Advanced Science School for Prevention of Mental Disorders. , 2013. v.1. p.1.