H. Keith H. Brodie

H. Keith H. Brodie (August 24, 1939 December 2, 2016) was an American psychiatrist, educator, and President Emeritus of Duke University.[1]

Academic career

Born in New Canaan, Connecticut, Brodie attended the New Canaan Country School before studying chemistry at Princeton University and medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Brodie graduated from Columbia University with an M.D. in 1965.[2][3]

He completed an internship in internal medicine at the Ochner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans and a residency in psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

In 1968, he joined the National Institute of Mental Health as a clinical associate.[2][3]

Brodie taught at Stanford University from 1970 to 1974 and was chair of Stanford's Medical School Faculty Senate and director of the General Research Center.

Brodie received the A.E. Bennett Research Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the psychopharmacology prize of the American Psychological Association, and the Edward A. Streck Award of the Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He served as president of the American Psychiatric Association and chaired the Board of Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine of the Institute of Medicine.

Duke University

In 1974, Brodie moved to Duke University to become chair of the department of psychiatry, with the encouragement of Ewald "Bud" Busse, who was leaving the chairmanship to become dean of the School of Medicine. He was later named James B. Duke Professor of Psychiatry and Law. He was chancellor of Duke University in 1982, and became president of the university in 1985. He served as president from 1985 to 1993.[2][3] After his term as president, Brodie continued teaching and clinical work.

As president of Duke University, Brodie helped to expand applications to graduate and undergraduate programs and increase Duke's national reputation as a research university. He also led efforts to increase racial/ethnic diversity among the faculty through the Black Faculty Initiative, a program that would be echoed by his successor, Nan Keohane, through the creation of the Women's Initiative.[1]


  1. 1 2 "H. Keith H. Brodie: President, 1985-1993". University Archives. Duke University Libraries. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  2. 1 2 3 "Preliminary Inventory of the H. Keith H. Brodie, Chancellor, Records". University Archives, Duke University.
  3. 1 2 3 "Preliminary Inventory of the H. Keith H. Brodie, President, Records". University Archives, Duke University.

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