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Rachel Parrill


Rachel Parrill serves as Associate Professor of Nursing and has been at Cedarville University since 2005.

Before coming to Cedarville University, Dr. Parrill worked in the field of public health nursing in a variety of settings, including a school-based clinic and a local health department. Within the School of Nursing, Dr. Parrill enjoys introducing both undergraduate and graduate nursing students to the specialty of public health nursing. Currently, Dr. Parrill serves as the coordinator for the Global Public Health Nursing area of focus of the M.S.N. program.

Education and Credentials

Ph.D., Walden University, Health Services, 2011

M.S., Wright State University, Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist track, 2006

B.S.N., Cedarville University, 1997

Advanced Public Health Nursing PHNA-BC valid from April 25, 2013 to April 24, 2018

Scholarly Works

  • The Meaning of Transformational Development for Members of an African American Urban Neighborhood (Rachel Parrill) Faculty Dissertations (2011)
  • As with Ebola Outbreak, Social Determinants of Health Crucial in Recent Rural U.S. HIV Outbreak (Rachel Parrill) Off the Charts (American Journal of Nursing) (2015)
  • The Meaning of Transformational Development for Members of an African American Urban Neighborhood (Rachel Parrill and William Barkley) Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (2013)
  • Partnerships for Health in the African American Community: Moving Towards Community-based Participatory Research (Rachel Parrill and Bernice Roberts Kennedy) Journal of Cultural Diversity (2011)
  • Where's the Evidence? Resources for Community-Level Interventions to Improve Health (Rachel L Parrill and Carolyn A. Barnett) Christian Community Health Fellowship Annual Conference (2018)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons ยป



  • Reading
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Gardening


  • Faith-based strategies for community change
  • Community partnerships to improve health
  • Health disparities