Brigitte Manteuffel

Brigitte Manteuffel

Senior Fellow

Brigitte Manteuffel has more than 30 years of experience in research, evaluation, and behavioral health. She is a national expert in the evaluation of behavioral health systems of care and has special expertise in the opioid epidemic and youth substance use disorders. Her work focuses on Mathematica’s state and federal behavioral health portfolio with a special interest in improving the infrastructure to address substance use problems, particularly the opioid epidemic

Manteuffel is an expert in mixed-methods evaluation, employing qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand program implementation, outcomes, and costs for domestic and international clients; to examine children’s behavioral health systems of care, including child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and primary care; to prevent and treat substance use; and to facilitate HIV/AIDS response efforts. She contributes to local and national groups working to reverse the opioid epidemic and improve access to and quality of care for behavioral health.

Before joining Mathematica in 2019, Manteuffel served as the opioid subject matter expert and senior research associate in the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University. 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. She also held positions as a principal researcher at the American Institutes for Research to identify and implement evidence-based strategies in behavioral health care and, at Emory University, as a project director in the Rollins School of Public Health. Manteuffel was also 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 is a former member of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Heroin Working Group and served as a co-chair of that organization’s Education/Prevention/Family Intervention Committee. Manteuffel holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. with a concentration in culture, history, and theory from the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Emory University.

  • Substance use disorders
  • Opioid epidemic
  • Integration and coordination of behavioral health care for youth
  • Mixed methods, multisite evaluation
  • Measure development
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Opioids
  • Disability
  • Human Services
  • Justice
  • Population Health
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Quality Improvement
  • State Health Policy

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