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Deryk ​Van Brunt, DrPH

Instructor, Biostatistics
Address: 2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94704


Dr. Van Brunt teaches Health Informatics at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, is CEO of CredibleMind, Inc., and President of the Healthy Communities Foundation. Van Brunt teaches Health Informatics with a focus on clinical, personal and community health information systems, and conducts research in the area of individual and community health information systems in the areas of (1) mental, emotional and spiritual health, (2) chronic care management, and (3) improving population health. CredibleMind provides an information system to organizations such as employers, health plans, hospitals and health departments, to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the populations they serve. CredibleMind works upstream and focuses on early intervention and prevention of mental health and promotes flourishing and emotional wellbeing. Van Brunt was a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Systems Health Care Working Group, and a contributor to the Report to the President: Better Health Care and Lower Costs (May 2014). Van Brunt’s community health information system was the 2012 winner of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Best Community Application” Award, and the 2011 winner of the Health and Human Services MyHealthyPeople Award. Dr. Van Brunt has overseen the creation, development, and evaluation of clinical and patient-centered information systems implemented in over 500 healthcare and public health institutions. He received his MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and DrPH in Health Informatics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Research Interests

  • Information Technologies for support and improvement in the following areas:
  • ∙ Population health
  • ∙ Disease management, disease prevention, and health promotion
  • ∙ Policy, community health, quality of life, and environmental sustainability
  • ∙ Mental health and wellbeing


  • DrPH – Health Informatics
    University of California, Berkeley
  • MPH – Epidemiology
    University of California, Berkeley
  • BS – Natural Resources
    University of California, Berkeley