Amy N. Brodeur, MFS
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Anatomy & Neurobiology

MS, George Washington University
BSc, State University of New York at Binghamton

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Ms. Brodeur is a full-time faculty member teaching and/or coordinating classes and supervising research projects in the areas of crime scene investigation, forensic biology, physical evidence comparison and bloodstain pattern investigation. She holds the rank of Assistant Professor and is also the Associate Director of the Biomedical Forensic Sciences program. In addition, she administers and maintains the forensic biology laboratory, oversees the Admissions committee, and is responsible for ensuring that the BMFS program continues to meet the standards required to maintain FEPAC accreditation.

Ms. Brodeur earned a Master of Forensic Science from The George Washington University before gaining forensic casework experience in the areas of mitochondrial DNA and STR analysis. Prior to becoming Assistant Director of the Biomedical Forensic Sciences program in 2006, Ms. Brodeur conducted casework in the Criminalistics section of the Boston Police Department Crime Laboratory, which included biological and trace evidence screening, gunshot residue testing, general evidence examination and crime scene processing. She continues to provide forensic expertise through private consulting and is certified by the American Board of Criminalistics.

Current and recent research interests center around optimizing presumptive biological testing and detection/collection of evidentiary material from crime scenes.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Suarez C, Premasiri WR, Ingraham H, Brodeur AN, Ziegler LD. Ultra-sensitive, rapid detection of dried bloodstains by surface enhanced Raman scattering on Ag substrates. Talanta. 2023 Jul 01; 259:124535.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37054622
  2. Bemelmans EA, Cotton RW, Brodeur AN. Effects of decomposition on the recoverability of biological fluid evidence. Int J Legal Med. 2022 Sep; 136(5):1201-1210.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35355113
  3. Reese T, Suarez C, Premasiri WR, Shaine ML, Ingraham H, Brodeur AN, Ziegler LD. Surface enhanced Raman scattering specificity for detection and identification of dried bloodstains. Forensic Sci Int. 2021 Nov; 328:111000.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34564021
  4. Shaine ML, Premasiri WR, Ingraham HM, Andino R, Lemler P, Brodeur AN, Ziegler LD. Surface enhanced Raman scattering for robust, sensitive detection and confirmatory identification of dried bloodstains. Analyst. 2020 Sep 14; 145(18):6097-6110.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32840504
  5. Zhang W, Kosiorek DA, Brodeur AN. Application of Structured-Light 3-D Scanning to the Documentation of Plastic Fingerprint Impressions: A Quality Comparison with Traditional Photography. J Forensic Sci. 2020 May; 65(3):784-790. PMID: 31792977
  6. Premasiri WR, Chen Y, Fore J, Brodeur A, Ziegler LD. Frontiers and Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy (Laane J, ed.). Chapter 10: SERS Biomedical Applications: Diagnostics, Forensics and Metabolomics. Elsevier Inc. 2018; 327-367.
  7. Garrett, A.D., Patlak, D.J., Gunn, L.E., Brodeur, A.N. & Grgicak, C.M. Exploring the potential of a wet-vacuum collection system for DNA recovery. Journal of Forensic Identification. 2014; 64(5):429-448.

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Bar chart showing 7 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2014 and 2018 and 2019 and 2020 and 2021 and 2022 and 2023


2022 Boston University School of Medicine: MA/MS Program Educator of the Year Award
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Forensic Science
Body Fluid Identification

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