Bereavement Notice: Dr. Doug Bruce

It is with a heavy heart that we share news of the death of our DePaul colleague, Dr. Doug Bruce, professor and former department chair in Health Sciences in the College of Science and Health. He passed away this past week after losing his difficult battle with cancer.

Doug made an indelible impact on the Department of Health Sciences, the College of Science and Health, and DePaul University as a whole. His dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to excellence have left a memorable legacy. He was not only a brilliant public health scholar and a dedicated educator but also a kind and generous person who touched the lives of many students, faculty, and staff. His research focused on the health behavior of persons living with chronic conditions, receiving numerous grants for his work supporting local, national, and international organizations.

As department chair, Doug led with vision and compassion, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment that allowed both faculty and students to thrive. His innovative approach to public health and his commitment to social justice were reflected in his work and inspired all who had the privilege of working with him.

Doug was also an alum of the Vincentian Mission Institute program and his commitment to our Vincentian mission was evident in the quality and focus of his work and his dedication to personal and professional relationships. He was a remarkable person, full of warmth and wisdom, and his legacy will continue to influence and inspire us.

Please keep Doug’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

A virtual tribute wall, an obituary, and more information can be found here: