Maureen Purcell

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Maureen Purcell, M.A.

Ph.D. Candidate
Center for Anatomical Sciences
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Ft. Worth, TX 76107


M.A., Forensic Anthropology, Texas State University (2013)
B.A., Anthropology and Sociology, Centre College (2007)

Personal Bio

I’m a graduate student working with Dr. Reeves at UNTHSC.  I received my BA in Anthropology/Sociology from Centre College in 2007.  Continuing my interest in anthropology, I received my MA from Texas State University in 2013, concentrating in forensic anthropology working with .  During my time there, I received the Merrick scholarship and Grady Early scholarship and was inducted into the Alpha Chi honor society for graduate students.  I studied under Dr. Wescott at TSU, where my thesis topic focused on the variation of femur and pelvis metrics between males and females in modern skeletal remains.  While at UNTHSC, I’ve decided to focus on clinical applications of skeletal research.  My dissertation topic is on the etiology of idiopathic Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE).  I am conducting my research at Cook Children’s hospital, with the help of pediatric orthopedists who regularly encounter and treat this pathology.

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