Keith Hansen leads Booz Allen's life science work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is a member of our Health Life Sciences leadership team. An engineer by background, Keith has consistently found his calling at the intersection of complex technical issues and management consulting.
For the past 15 years, he has been drawn to the challenges and opportunities of science and technology, including health preparedness and response, and data integration. Most recently, Keith and his teams have been supporting public health during the COVID-19 response, including managing and sharing lab data, integrating scientific and surveillance data for public health, and generating data reports for the response to senior leaders. His teams have been instrumental in medical device quality and laboratory informatics for disease surveillance and in managing global testing data. Other projects include genetics and genomics, next-generation sequencing, and analysis. The achievements of Keith’s teams have been acknowledged with several CDC Director’s Awards.
Earlier in his career, Keith focused more on complex industrial operations, such as specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, heavy manufacturing, and aviation, completing projects in more than 50 countries. He started at an engineering consulting firm, helping a broad set of clients and industries deal with the challenges of reducing the environmental impact of heavy industry.
Keith earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech and an M.B.A. in international business from Georgia State University. He is certified as both a project management professional and a change management advanced practitioner.