Dr. Vincent Berardi joined Chapman University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Computational Health Psychology within the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Science. His research lies at the intersection of behavioral science, mathematics, and computational science. A common theme throughout his work is the recognition that the increasing ubiquity of mobile technology offers the opportunity to observe and intervene upon behavior on a personal level in near real-time. The extensive data generated by such technology, though, requires the development of innovative analytic techniques to model and investigate behavioral systems with an increased level of rigor. The quality of developed models are increased by incorporating objective principles from behavioral science. His work has spanned many domains, including secondhand smoke abatement, physical activity promotion, and driving risk reduction. In each of these cases, machine learning and other novel analytic techniques were applied to intensive longitudinal data with a focus towards assessing and changing behavior in real-time. He has also collaborated with a group using image processing techniques to assess large databases of commercial magazines in order to infer conclusions about changing societal norms.
Dr. Berardi received his PhD in computational science from Claremont Graduate University. He also holds an MS in applied mathematics with a concentration in Dynamical Systems from San Diego State University and a B.S in mathematics from St. Peter’s University.