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Lori Bruski

Public Health Research Analyst


MS, Forensic Science, University of Florida
BS, Human Biology with an additional major in Anthropology, Michigan State University


Lori Bruski is a seasoned forensic scientist and research public health analyst with over 22 years of specialized expertise in DNA analysis, crime scene response, bloodstain pattern interpretation, laboratory validations, cold case investigations, forensic genetic genealogy, exhumations, and handling missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases. She currently holds the position of System and Process Project Manager and Cold Case Advisor on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) contract. In her role, Ms. Bruski oversees database quality and operating procedures, collaborating with system developers to enhance database functionality and provide data extraction and visualization for research and metric reporting. She is responsible for implementing training programs and ensuring procedural accuracy and program compliance. 

Ms. Bruski is a crucial multidisciplinary team member for cold case review and responsibilities extend to facilitating requests for forensic services, including investigative genetic genealogy, tracking success rates, developing best practices for the criminal justice community, and maintaining effective liaison with forensic service providers. Since 2011, she has been dedicated to supporting the NamUs program, aiding local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement, medical examiners, and coroners in resolving missing, unidentified, and unclaimed persons cases. Noteworthy projects she has contributed to include the New York State Cold Case Review Panel, Operation UNITED (Unknown Name Identified Through Exhumation & DNA), and numerous regional missing person day initiatives across the country. Ms. Bruski is committed to advancing forensic science and contributing to resolving cold cases to provide answers for victims' families. 

Her extensive training and experience encompass firearms, crime scene investigation and photography, bloodstain pattern interpretation, body fluid identification, DNA analysis, sexual assault kit processing, and Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) entries. She demonstrates a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, possesses solid organizational skills, and communicates effectively with teams, clients, and vested parties. 

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