Dr. Kerr joined Sutter Health research after spending eight years at the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, CA where he directed the organization’s research and innovation team. He remains Director of Digital Health Services at the Diabetes Technology Society in Burlingame, CA and Adjunct Professor at the Rice University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Houston, TX.
He is a member of the scientific advisory committee for PATHS-UP (www.PATHS-UP.org)and the research committee of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. Dr. Kerr is a Fellow of both the Royal Colleges of London and Edinburgh.
Dr. Kerr is a well-established scientist with research expertise in diabetes, digital health and health equity. He has extensive experience integrating research and health equity across a large organization.
He has published over 350 research papers, commentaries and editorials. Dr. Kerr is Associate Editor of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology and co-host of the Diabetes Technology Reports podcast series. He edited the first two books on digital health and diabetes, entitled Diabetes and Digital Health and Diabetes Digital Health and Telehealth.
Dr. Kerr received a MBChB from Aberdeen University and received his postgraduate DM degree from Nottingham University. He was a Research Fellow at Yale University before assuming a position as Consultant Physician at Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Center in the UK. During this time, the UK’s National Health Service awarded Dr. Kerr a gold Clinical Excellence Award.
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