Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
In 2015, Dr. Frances Purcell was selected as the Assistant Dean for Curriculum for the Southeast Regional Campus. Dr. Purcell joined the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Psychiatry as Associate Professor in 2015. Dr. Purcell’s career has been defined by service to communities throughout Georgia. In 2011, Dr. Purcell was honored as one of the Top Ten Working Women of Savannah by Assisting Working Women in Need (AWWIN) as a Philanthropic Leader. Before joining MCG, she served as the associate director for academic program development at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon as well as the assistant director of their Master of Public Health Program and assistant professor in their Department of Community Medicine. Over the years, she has distinguished herself as a community leader and catalyst for improving the lives of the citizens across Georgia through her work with the Georgia Cancer Coalition, Chatham County Safety Net, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Georgia Public Health Association. Dr. Purcell completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in Higher Education at Mercer University in Macon and earned an M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.