Purnell honored by Urban League


Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis, was a recipient of the Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St. Louis’ 2014 Distinguished Young Professionals Award, in the area of Healthy and Quality of Life Empowerment.

Purnell is the lead researcher of a landmark multidisciplinary study on African-American health and well-being in St. Louis called “For the Sake of All.”

The award honors young professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life of the community through health and wellness service programs or initiatives such as prevention programs, fitness programs and access to affordable health-care initiatives.

Recipients were honored at a gala in August.