Jason Purnell | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Jason Purnell

Associate Professor
PhD, Ohio State University
  • Research Interests:

  • Health equity
  • Social determinants of health
  • Research translation for population health improvement
  • Health behavior
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Jason Purnell’s research focuses on how socioeconomic and sociocultural factors influence health behaviors and health outcomes and on mobilizing community action to address the social determinants of health. He currently leads the For the Sake of All project, which focuses on improving the health of all people by eliminating racial inequities in the St. Louis region through the implementation of strategies related to the six areas of recommendation in the For the Sake of All report.

Purnell is trained in both applied psychology and public health. He is a faculty affiliate with the Prevention Research Center and the Center for Public Health Systems Science at the Brown School, a faculty scholar in the Institute for Public Health, and faculty director for Thriving Communities in the Center for Social Development.

Purnell is very active in the St. Louis community, including service on the boards of Beyond Housing, Inc., the American Youth Foundation, and the Peace and Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He is also a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri and a former director of community engagement with the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

In The News:

Jason Purnell speaks at the launch of the school-based health center at Normandy High School

For the Sake of All Partnership Creates New School-Based Health Center

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Jason Purnell

For the Sake of All Receives $1.1 Million Grant

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