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Thomas Bryant III, Office of Informatics and Assessment Director

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County

Thomas Bryant IIIThomas Bryant III is the director of the Office of Informatics and Assessment (OIA). He came to Volusia County in 2013 with the charge to inform the Volusia County community of their health status, provide health data to facilitate healthy lifestyle choices and utilize data to assist health department programs to improve upon their processes and services.

Mr. Bryant started his public health career in 2001 at the Duval County Health Department where he co-founded the Institute for Public Health Informatics and Research. In 2008, the Institute received the National Maternal and Child Health Effective Practice Award for their community health status reports.

Mr. Bryant has directed research and evaluation programs at the Volusia and Duval County Health Departments, Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council, NYC Department of Probation and NYC Commission on Human Rights. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Columbia University, New York University and Tusculum College. Mr. Bryant has extensive training and experience in qualitative and quantitative analyses. He is trained in Perinatal Periods of Risk analyses and MCH Epidemiology. He is proficient in statistical, database and GIS mapping software.

Mr. Bryant has co-authored manuscripts published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, Maternal and Child Health, Medical Care, Pediatrics, Clinical Pediatrics and Public Health Reports. He has presented at national and state conferences including the American Public Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Society for Applied Anthropology, Florida Statewide Epidemiology Seminar, Florida Public Health Association and the Florida Medicaid Policy and Research Conference.

Mr. Bryant received his Master's in Social Work from Florida State University. He continued his education in social research in the doctoral program at the Columbia University School of Social Work.

Thomas is a motorcycle enthusiast, volunteers with teens in making healthy life choices and is a certified Zumba instructor.