Sarah Jahnke Principal Investigator at National Development & Research Institutes. Sara Jahnke, PhD, is the director and a senior scientist with the Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research at the National Development & Research Institutes – USA. With over a decade of research experience on firefighter health, Dr. Jahnke has been the principal investigator on 10 national studies as well as dozens of studies as a co-investigator. Her work has focused on a range of health concerns, including the health of female firefighters, behavioral health, risk of injury, cancer, cardiovascular risk factors, and substance use, with funding from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant R&D Program, the National Institutes of Health and other foundations.
Denise Smith Director of the First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory, professor of health and human physiological sciences. Denise Smith has researched the cardiovascular strain of firefighting for nearly 20 years, is highly active in the Fire Service and has collaborated with many national organizations (including the NVFC, IAFF, IAFC and NFPA) and has conducted numerous line-of-duty fatality investigations due to cardiac issues for NIOSH. She has co-authored two textbooks and published more than 75 scientific papers.
Lori Moore President and CEO at International Public Safety Data Institute. Leveraging Technology to provide life saving insights to public safety response agencies. Served as a member of the Biden-Harris Transition Team assigned to agency review for DHS/FEMA focused on COVID19 response.