We think our job is to ensure health and survival. But really it is larger than that. It is to enable well-being. - Atul Gawande


Undergraduate Education:  University of Texas, Austin, TX, graduated 2002
Graduate School / Medical School:  University of Texas at Southwestern, Dallas, TX, graduated 2011  

Academic interests 


Pediatric otolaryngology; evaluation of quality of life outcomes in pediatric hearing loss and craniofacial disorders; improving speech & language and educational outcomes in children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing; optimizing management of pediatric unilateral hearing loss


The goal of Health Services research is to improve quality and lower cost of health care. My interests include use of population-based databases to evaluate the impact of surgery on health care costs and utilization. I am also interested in methods for improving patient-centered outcome assessment.

Recent Publications

Purcell PL, Sie KC, Edwards TC, Doyle DL, Neidt K. Identification of oral clefts as a risk factor for hearing loss during newborn hearing screening., J Early Hear Detect Interv 2018 ; 3(1):21-28

Purcell PL, Shinn JR, Coggeshall SS, Phillips G, Paladin A, Sie KCY, Horn DL. Progression of Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children With and Without Ipsilateral Cochlear Nerve Canal Stenosis: A Hazard Analysis., Otol. Neurotol. 2017 07; 38(6):e138-e144

Miller C, Purcell PL, Dahl JP, Johnson K, Horn DL, Chen ML, Chan DK, Parikh SR. Clinically small tonsils are typically not obstructive in children during drug-induced sleep endoscopy., Laryngoscope 2017 08; 127(8):1943-1949

Lee VS, Humphreys IM, Purcell PL, Davis GE. Manuka honey sinus irrigation for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial., Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2017 04; 7(4):365-372

Purcell PL, Jones-Goodrich R, Wisneski M, Edwards TC, Sie KC. Hearing devices for children with unilateral hearing loss: Patient- and parent-reported perspectives., Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Nov; 9043-48