David Kerr, MBChB, DM, FRCP, FRCPE

Director of Research and Innovation

David received his medical degree from Aberdeen University in Scotland and spent two years as a research fellow at Yale University. Between 1993 and 2014, he was a Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine/Endocrinology at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in the United Kingdom. For his clinical work, he was awarded a Gold Clinical Excellence award by the UK National Health Service. In 2014, he took up his current role as Director of Research and Innovation at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and London. David is the digital health lead for the Diabetes Technology Society and co-editor of the first book on Digital Health and Diabetes. 
 
In 2017, David was awarded the prestigious Leadership Award from the Diabetes Technology Society. David launched the Mil Familias and Latino Diabetes programs at SDRI as part of a long-term initiative to reduce the disproportionate burden of cardio-metabolic disease affecting U.S. Hispanic/Latino families. He also launched the Farming for Life program at SDRI which examines the impact of medical prescriptions for vegetables among adults with or at risk of type 2 diabetes. In 2020, David received an award from the Pacific Coast Business Times for his work aimed at reducing the impact of SARS-2-CoV for the underserved Latino community in the United States.