Lori B. Pfahler

Merck & Co Inc
Executive Director
Lori is the Executive Director for the Center for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) in the Merck Manufacturing Division. The Center provides statistical and mathematical expertise for late stage development and routine manufacturing.

Her current areas of interest include process validation, process analytic technology, bioassay, the design and analysis of stability studies, analytical method validation and equivalency and graphical analysis of data.

Lori is a member of the ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering), AAPS CMC (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control) Statistics Focus Group, ASA (American Statistical Association) and ASQ (American Society for Quality). She is a Past Chair of the ASQ Chemical and Process Industries Division. Lori also represents Merck on the Statistics Leadership Group in the IQ Consortium (International Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development).

Lori holds a M.S. in Statistics and a B.S in Mathematics, both from the University of Florida.