Eric Bruns, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Dr. Brun's research and other professional activities focus on public child-serving systems, and how to maximize their positive effects on youth with behavioral health needs and their families. Two primary foci include development and empirical testing of “wraparound” care coordination models for the 5% of youths with the most serious and complex needs (that account for 50% of all children’s behavioral health resources) and school mental health services (which account for 50-80% of all children’s mental health treatment encounters). He has also conducted research on specialty courts for children involved in the child welfare system due to parental substance abuse, family and youth peer support services, impact of health information technology such as electronic health records (EHRs), and state-level strategies to delivering behavioral health care, including research-based practices.