Dr. Eric Hanson, TechLink consultant, is a physician with preventive medicine and aerospace medicine residency training. He is a former US 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 (USAFSG) office where he performed technology assessments, research oversight and funding prioritization. In this position, he also served as the USAF lead for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Following service in the USAF, he founded Advanced Medical Imaging and Genetics (Amigenics) and also founded and is currently serving as the CEO for Tier 7 Research and Development. Tier 7 is a medical business development company that connects civilian industry with technologies, resources and researchers in the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs and other Federal Agencies. Tier 7 is a SDVOSB-certified company and Dr. Hanson maintains a Top Secret clearance at JPAS. He is an affiliate Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) and an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences. He has an MPH degree in epidemiology with a genetics concentration from Johns Hopkins University.