Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, MPH, EMT-P

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell is an Assistant to the President of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Dr. Moore-Merrell’s expertise is in emergency response system design, staffing and deployment of mobile resources, system performance measurement and evaluation. She has managed emergency response system evaluation teams, including geographic information systems analysis, in more than 400 fire departments throughout the United States and Canada.

Dr. Moore-Merrell’s experience and educational background includes seven years of service as a fire/paramedic with the City of Memphis Fire Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology and a Doctor of Public Health degree in Quality Performance Measurement from The George Washington University School of Public Health.

Dr. Moore-Merrell is a professional presenter and author/contributor. She has been awarded the James O. Page Achievement award by the IAFC (2001), the IAFC President’s Award for commitment to firefighter safety (2009), the Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research (2010), and most recently the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs President’s Award of Distinction (2013). Lori served nine years as a Commissioner to the Commission for Fire Service Accreditation and now sits as a board member for the Center for Public Safety Excellence, the parent organization of CFAI. Dr. Moore-Merrell is a member of the International Fire Service Training Association Executive Board and has completed four terms as a gubernatorial appointee to the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board.

Dr. Moore-Morrell currently serves as the co-principal investigator on a DHS/AFG funded project to develop an education toolkit to accompany the NIST High-Rise Field Experiment Report and as co-principle investigator on the DHS/AFG funded National Fire Service Data Project.