David Kerr, MD
Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Santa Barbara, California

David Kerr MBChB, DM, FRCP, FRCP (Edin) is currently Director of Research and Innovation at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, California, (www.sansum.org).

Dr. Kerr received his medical degree from Aberdeen University in Scotland and spent 2 years as a research fellow at Yale University. Between 1993 and 2014, Dr. Kerr was a clinician in internal medicine/diabetes at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in the United Kingdom. For this he was awarded a Gold Clinical Excellence award by the NHS. Since 2007 he has been Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University.

In 2017 Dr. Kerr launched www.MilFamilias.com and www.LatinoDiabetes.net part of a long-term cohort study aimed at reducing the disproportionate burden of cardio-metabolic disease affecting US Latino families (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03830840). He is also creator of Farming for Life (NCT03940300), a novel program examining the impact of medical prescriptions of vegetables for adults with or at risk of type 2 diabetes.

In 2017 Dr. Kerr was awarded the prestigious Leadership Award from the Diabetes Technology Society. You can follow Dr.Kerr on Twitter @Godiabetesmd.