As director of Mathematica’s public health portfolio, Brigitte Manteuffel leads Mathematica’s public health portfolio, which is focused on providing innovative and human-centered digital, data analytic, and evaluation solutions to CDC and other partners working to address pressing public health problems. Manteuffel has more than 30 years of experience working with federal, state, local, and international clients on public health and behavioral health research and evaluation. Her experience spans critical public health problems including children’s mental health, HIV prevention, chronic disease management, the opioid epidemic, and health equity.
Manteuffel provides methodological and subject matter expertise to Mathematica’s behavioral health and public health portfolios, with a special interest in improving the infrastructure to address substance use problems, particularly the opioid epidemic. She contributes expertise in mixed methods research, implementation science, realist methods, and systems science, and works closely with data scientists on ways to apply data analytic solutions to public health problems, including infectious disease transmission and illicit opioid trafficking.
Before joining Mathematica in 2019, Manteuffel led and contributed to efforts to address the opioid epidemic in Georgia, inform integration of mental health and substance use services in Ireland, understand state response to suicide prevention, develop recommendations for evidence-based juvenile justice interventions. As a vice president at ICF International, she led the children’s mental health, trauma, and suicide prevention practice in the company’s public health division and oversaw a global HIV prevention portfolio. She also held positions at Emory University, as a project director in the Rollins School of Public Health, and as an assistant professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, where she taught research methods and conducted health behavior studies on youth HIV/AIDS prevention, epilepsy self-management, and pregnancy nausea self-care.
Widely published in peer-reviewed journals, Manteuffel’s recent publications employ systems thinking to examine dynamics of the opioid epidemic, and of parental opioid misuse and child well-being, and realist research methods to examine integration of mental health and substance use services. Manteuffel holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. with a concentration in culture, history, and theory from the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Emory University.