E. Brooke Lerner PhD, FAEMS

E. Brooke Lerner

E. Brooke Lerner

Professional Summary:

Dr. Lerner has over 20 years of experience in EMS research with a focus on acute injury care. She has a balance of formal training as an injury epidemiologist and five years of field EMS experience. Dr. Lerner has authored more than 135 peer reviewed publications and has received and completed many federally funded grants to conduct EMS research including serving as Principal Investigator for a multi-center NIH R01 award. She currently leads the only prehospital node of PECARN and serves as Vice Chair of the PECARN Executive Committee. Her main research contributions have been in field and disaster triage. She led the development of the current national guideline for mass casualty triage and her research, which prospectively enrolled over 12,000 adults and 12,000 children treated by EMS, contributed to the current national field triage guidelines for trauma. She has significant experience working with local, regional, and national governmental and nongovernmental agencies to assist in interpreting and translating EMS research into practice. Most recently, she worked with state stakeholders to get a dispatcher CPR law passed in Wisconsin. Her contributions to the field of EMS were recognized when she was chosen to receive the 2013 Keith Neely award from the National Association of EMS Physicians, one of the highest honors in EMS.

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo (2001)
  • MS, Epidemiology and Community Health, State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)
  • EMT Cert, Pramedic, Western New York Emergency Medical Training Institute (1994)
  • BA, Psychology and Communication, State University of New York at Buffalo, Cum Laude (1993)


  • Professor, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin (2006–2019)
  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester (2001–2006)

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  • National Association of EMS Physcians

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Phone: 716-645-9726
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