Amy N. Brodeur, MFS

Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Amy Brodeur
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)


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.

Other Positions

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


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

Classes Taught

  • GMS FS704
  • GMS FS720
  • GMSFS701
  • GMSFS702
  • GMSFS702
  • GMSFS704
  • GMSFS706
  • GMSFS713
  • GMSFS713
  • GMSFS806
  • GMSFS840
  • GMSFS840
  • GMSFS870
  • GMSFS970
  • GMSFS971
  • GMSFS971


  • Published on 4/7/2023

    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. PMID: 37054622.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/30/2022

    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. PMID: 35355113.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/15/2021

    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. PMID: 34564021.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/14/2020

    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. PMID: 32840504.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/2/2019

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2018

    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.

  • Published on 1/1/2014

    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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