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Ms Mariane Franca Falco


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Mariane Franca is an Adjunct Visiting Lecture in the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. She holds a PhD and a Master of Science (Public Health) from the Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil.

She is currently researching the epidemiology of mental disorders in Brazil and internationally using data from the World Health Organisation’s World Mental Health Survey under Professor Maria Carmen Viana and Louisa Degenhardt.


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

University role: 
Adjunct Lecture

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


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

Research activities: 

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.