Eric Hanson MD, MPH
Founder & CEO
Eric Hanson is a physician with Preventive Medicine and Aerospace Medicine residency training. He has a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree in epidemiology with a genetics concentration from Johns Hopkins University. He is a former U.S. Air Force (USAF) Senior Flight Surgeon with operational training/experience and over 750 flying hours in 36 different aircraft. He served as the Division Chief for Science & Technology and the Chief of Operational Biotechnology and Genomics at the USAF Surgeon General’s office where he performed technology assessments, research oversight and funding prioritization. In this position, he also served as the USAF programmatics lead for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Dr. Hanson has been awarded over $68 million in research grants as a principal investigator. He has four books, two dozen peer-reviewed articles and eight patents. He is an affiliate Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty Advisor at Oregon Health & Science University in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and is also an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences. He also serves on the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute Bioscience Incubator advisory board as a BioMentor. His extensive operational experiences and business experience has trained Dr. Hanson to identify and systematically assess and advocate for dual-use biomedical/human weapon system technologies that will benefit our warfighters, Veterans and their families.
Kirtly Day, MS
Kirtly Day is a Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) graduate from Tufts University School of Medicine, with a focus in clinical neuroscience. Previously Kirtly worked with Dr. Eric Hanson at Advanced Medical Imaging and Genetics (Amigenics), initially as a research assistant and later as Director of CT Perfusion Analyses and Lead Technical Writer. As part of Tier 7 Research and Development, he performs scientific literature searches and reviews, assists with the preparation of non-dilutive funding (NDF) proposals, collaborative R&D agreements (CRADAs), and the development custom databases. Kirtly has experience working in phase I clinical drug trials as a biological sample processing technician, and as a quality control chemist/microbiologist for a vitamin manufacturer. He is also a previously trained and certified EMT and volunteer medical assistant.