David Kerr, MBChB, DM, FRCP, FRCPE

Director of Research and Innovation

David Kerr is a UK trained physician and endocrinologist and has spent many years trying to help people “tame the beast” that is diabetes. This is his third time living in the US having been a researcher at Yale in the 1990s, and then an Editor of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology in 2010 while he lived in the San Francisco Bay area.

David went to school and University in Scotland and subsequently spent most of his professional life being a full-time clinician and the rest of the time educating the English on best practices for the effective management of diabetes. David is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University and for many years has held a Gold Clinical Excellence Award from the National Health Service in the UK.

David joined the Center here in Santa Barbara in April 2014 to help develop the idea of “breaking the code” – taking what is already available and what is being developed and modifying and creating technology to benefit the maximum number of people with diabetes for the longest period of time and with the minimum disruption to their lives.

Outside of work, he still manages to play squash and attempts to maintain a fairly respectable golf handicap.