November 19, 2004

VUSN mourns loss of Brodie

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Jamie Brodie, M.S.N., R.N.

VUSN mourns loss of Brodie

Jamie Brodie, M.S.N., R.N., assistant professor of Nursing and director of the Correctional Health Program and the newly created Forensic Nursing Program at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died Nov. 15, in Tucson, Ariz., of complications from pneumonia. He was 52.

Brodie, a graduate of Vanderbilt's Family Nurse Practitioner Program, was a pioneer in the field of correctional health in Tennessee. He first practiced at the now-closed Tennessee State Penitentiary in the late 70s, and was later appointed as the first non-physician director of health services for the Tennessee Department of Corrections. His work led to the development of standardized health care services for all inmates in the state, and put in place a medical records system for documentation of their care.

Linda Norman, D.S.N., senior associate dean for Academics, said Brodie was a bright light. “Jamie was one of the most dedicated and energetic faculty I have known. He only accepted excellence from himself and stimulated others to achieve in the same manner. He was always the person who would volunteer to help others,” said Norman.

Brodie was studying to earn a doctoral degree in Nursing at the University of Arizona, traveling back to Nashville to teach block classes at VUSN.

Brodie is survived by his parents, two siblings and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is tentatively planned for Dec. 4 at Benton Chapel. Brodie will be buried in Aiken, S.C.