Bryan J. Hansen
Global Digital Analytics
Merck Research Laboratories
Dr. Bryan J. Hansen is an Associate Principal Scientist in the Global Digital Analytics and Technologies team at Merck Research Laboratories, where his responsibilities include identifying clinically meaningful digital biomarkers from biosensors, smartphones, and different types of active and passive data streams. Currently, he is leading a diverse team of clinicians and researchers to identify novel digital biomarkers in a variety of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. Dr. Hansen is both a trained neuroscientist and exceptional at data analysis, effectively bridging the gap between biology and computation. His research has also been uniquely diverse, beginning in animal models, extending his findings to patients with epilepsy, and finally to digitally-enabled clinical trials. This work has been published and cited in many high-profile journals and presented internationally.
Before joining Merck in 2015, Bryan was a post-doctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the Systems Neurobiology Laboratories, where his work focused on neural mechanisms underlying attention-related changes in brain state. Bryan received his doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center with a focus on systems/computational neuroscience and a Bachelor's in Neuroscience from Baylor University.