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Jaime Bruce

Senior Lecturer of Medicine, Health, and Society

Dr. Jaime Bruce received her Master of Arts in Child Life from Mills College in Oakland, CA and her Doctor of Public Health from Boston University in Boston, MA. She practiced clinically as a certified child life specialist prior to transitioning to the academic setting. When she is not in the classroom, she continues to serve patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Although this role allows her the opportunity to engage families in all areas of the hospital, Dr. Bruce has developed a particular expertise related to the intensive care experience, children of adult patients, end-of-life care, and sibling engagement.

Dr. Bruce is an active member of the Association of Child Life Professionals, National Council on Family Relations, American Public Health Association, and Southeastern Association of Child Life Professionals. She serves on the Review Boards for both the Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer and The Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice.

Away from work Dr. Bruce enjoys spending time with her children, traveling and seeking adventure in every day life.