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Nurse Practitioner Registered

Abilene, Texas, United States
March 22, 2019

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M. Rebecca (Purnell) Lee

415-***-**** 533 Marlin Drive, Abilene TX 79602


April 2019

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), Rush University, Chicago, IL

Family Nurse Practitioner

Doctoral Project: Emotional Eating and Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

December 2014

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, (BSN), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

June 2011

Master of Public Health, (MPH), DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Applied Community Health

Capstone: Worksite Wellness in Community Health Settings

June 2009

Bachelor of Arts (BA), DePaul University, Chicago, IL



12/2016 - Present

Nurse Clinician II, Road Home Program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

8/2015 – 12/2016

Community Health RN, Faculty Practice at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

3/2015 - 8/2015

Staff Nurse I, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD

9/2013 – 12/2014

Fuld Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

9/2013 – 12/2014

Community Outreach Program Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

7/2011 – 8/2013

Program Coordinator, CORE Center Division of Adolescent Medicine, Chicago, IL

9/2010 – 6/2011

Graduate Intern, Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness, Chicago, IL


9/2009 – 7/2010

Corps Service Member, AmeriCorps


Advanced Practice Nurse, Texas pending

Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified pending

Registered Nurse, Texas Board of Nursing, License no. 215843 Exp. 04/17/2019

Registered Nurse, Illinois Board of Nursing, License no. 041.431065 Exp. 05/31/2020

Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association Exp. 01/2021


2019 Golden Lamp Society Dorothy and Luther Christman Award, Rush University Medical Center

2018 CVS Minute Clinic Scholarship, CVS Minute Clinic

2017-2019 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Award, Rush University Medical Center

2017 Together We Care Award, Johnson & Johnson Foundation & CVS Minute Clinic

2017 Golden Lamp Society Founders’ Award, Rush University Medical Center

2016-2017 Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship, Rush University Medical Center

2013-2014 Fuld Scholarship for the Advancement of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement, Johns Hopkins University

2011 Excellence in Leadership Award, DePaul University Master of Public Health Program

2008 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant Recipient, DePaul University


7/2008 – 8/2009

Research Assistant, Connect to Protect, DePaul University

Principal Investigator (PI): Gary Harper, PhD, MPH

1/2008 – 11/2009

Research Assistant, Brain & Language Laboratory, DePaul University

PI: Sandra Virtue, PhD

6/2007 – 7/2008

Research Assistant, Department of Pediatrics, University of San Francisco California

PI: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD


Purnell, M., Nolan, K. (2014, December). Prevention for Positives: Project LINK. Presentation at the Helene Fuld Leadership Program for the Advancement of Patient Care, Quality, and Safety at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD.

Robles-Schrader, G.M., Harper, G.W., Purnell, M., & Monarrez, V. (2012). Differential challenges among HIV prevention coalitions targeting young gay/bisexual men and young heterosexual women of color. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.

Purnell, M., Santos, K., Serrano, P. (2012, November). Using technology to retain young MSM participants in an open label pre-exposure prophylaxis study. Presentation at the 2012 Chicago LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference, Chicago, IL.

Purnell, M., Santos K., Balthazar C., Orengo, C., Bojan, K., Martinez, J., Hosek, S. (2012, July). Using technology to retain young MSM participants in an open label pre-exposure prophylaxis study. Symposium presented at the 19th International Conference on AIDS, Washington, D.C.

Purnell, M., Motyka-Joss, L. (2009, April). The effect of sentence context on bilingual language processing in the cerebral hemispheres. Symposium presented at Students Creating Knowledge: The Third Annual Liberal Arts & Sciences Student Research Conference. DePaul University, Chicago IL.


2019 – Present

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

2016 – Present

Graduate Student Nursing Academy, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

2014 – Present

Johns Hopkins Nursing Alumni Association, Johns Hopkins University

2013 – 2014

Biomedical Scholars Association, Johns Hopkins University

2010 – 2014

American Public Health Association (APHA)

2009 – 2011

Public Health Student Organization, DePaul University


8/2011 – 12/2018

Launch U, Youth Mentor

8/2016 – 6/2018

Rush University College of Nursing, THRIVE Mentor

10/2008 – 12/2008

Howard Brown Health Center, HIV Prevention Research Assistant

1/2007 – 3/2007

Chicago Children’s Memorial Hospital, Bedside Assistant

9/2005 – 11/2005

Chicago Women’s AIDS Project, Childcare Volunteer

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