Ana Maria Mantilla

Member of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Group

+61 424 559 693

Dawson House, The Park Centre for Mental Health

Locked Bag 500, Archerfield, 4108, Australia


Ana Maria Mantilla is a PhD candidate within The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine, where she focuses on developing a health economic model to estimate the future impact and cost effectiveness of obesity policies on the health of the Australian population. Her PhD is part of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in obesity and food systems.

She is a research assistant for the Psychiatric Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Research (PEABOD) Group based at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. Her role within PEABOD involves conducting systematic reviews, data cleaning and data extractions on the epidemiology of mental and substance use disorders (i.e. anxiety disorders, alcohol and illicit drug use disorders, dysthymia, and depressive disorders).  She holds a Bachelor of Economics from Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB) in Colombia and a Master of Health Economics from The University of Queensland.


Bachelor of Economics (Cum Laude), Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga

Master in Health Economics, The University of Queensland

PhD candidate on economic and epidemiological modelling of economic evaluations in obesity.

Advanced user of Eviews, Stata, at risk, ERSATZ and Epigear excel add-ins, Prezi, Machintosh and Microsoft. Proficient to use large data sets, cleansing data, and conduct economic evaluations.


Mantilla. A, 2010. Ciclos Político- Económicos Caso Empírico: La Economía Colombiana en e-comente, Espacios de discusión de la realidad económica regional, Nacional e Internacional. pp 89-102.