Dr. Justin Kerr
Dr. Justin Kerr is currently Head of Research at Talus Analytics where he specializes in applying scientific analysis and technology development to homeland security, emergency management, global health security, and public health projects. He leads projects that serve the needs of the Department of Homeland Security, CDC, FEMA, non-profit organizations, healthcare systems, and others focused on public health, disaster resilience, and health security. His approach to applying data analysis and modeling is grounded in real-world experience, having provided analytics support at the FEMA National Response Coordination Center during disaster responses and national-level planning exercises. Drawing on his background in biomedical science, Dr. Kerr leads projects at the intersection of public health preparedness and emergency response. Prior to entering the consulting field, Dr. Kerr was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he conducted research in molecular and cellular neuroscience. Dr. Kerr received his PhD in Neuroscience from University of Maryland School of Medicine where he was named Outstanding PhD Scholar and was awarded a National Research Service Award Grant from NIH to fund his research.