Lori Bridal is a Research Director in the French National Research Center (CNRS) and the Director of the Laboratory of Biomedical Imaging (Sorbonne University, Inserm & CNRS) in Paris, France developing biomedical imaging research to address the major public health of age-related bone modifications, cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Bridal earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Oklahoma State University (1988) as a National Merit Scholar and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in Saint Louis in 1990 and 1994, respectively. She began research in the Parametric Imaging Laboratory in Paris, France during post-doctoral research supported by a French Chateaubriand Fellowship. She became a CNRS Researcher in 1997. In 2004, she received the Bronze medal from the CNRS, a national recognition research significance.
Within IEEE UFFC, she has served the UFFC Society as Liaison to IEEE WiE 2013-2015, Associate Editor IEEE TUFFC since 2013, Newsletter EIC since 2016, AdCom 2011-2013 & 2019-2020, co-Chair IUS 2022, Technical Program Co-Chair IUS 2019, Technical Program Committee Vice-Chair “Medical Ultrasound” 2015-2017, co-Chair Short Courses IUS 2016, Coordination of WiE events for the 3 flagship conferences (IUS, IFCS, ISAF) 2013-2015. In 2021, she received the UFFC-S award for Distinguished Service and in 2022 she is Co-Chair of the International Ultrasonics Symposium.