Larry Purnell PhD, RN, FAANDr. Purnell
is a Professor in the College of Health and Nursing Sciences at the University of Delaware
heads the Masters in Nursing and Health Services Administration and teaches transcultural healthcare in several departments.He is also on the Faculty at the University of Panama, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a Virginia Henderson Fellow, and a Distinguished Lecturer for Sigma Theta Tau International.Dr. Purnell has been an active member of the Global Society since the inception of the organization serving on the Board, Bylaws Committee, Abstract Review Committee, and Co-chair of the Advisory Committee.He is also the immediate past president of Delaware - Panama Partners of the Americas, and has held numerous officer positions in national and international health-related organizations.He is on the editorial board for 5 journals. Dr. Purnell
has authored 4 books, over 50 book chapters, and 50 refereed articles.His
textbook, Transcultural health care: A culturally competent approach, won the prestigious Brandon Hill Book award two years in a row.In addition, he
has made more than 150 presentations on culture, globalization, and health-related topics in the United States, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, England, Scotland, China, Hong Kong, Spain, Panama, and Belize.Additionally, he
has grants exceeding one million dollars. His
current research, Hispanic Health Beliefs and the Meaning of Respect Afforded Them by Health Care Providers includes participants from all countries on Central America, Mexico, and their cohort groups in the United States.