Cora de Leon

MSW, LCSW, New York University. MPH, Columbia University. During 14 years of clinical and research experience, her clinical work has focused primarily on bereavement; research experience includes effectiveness of depression treatments and testing a cognitive behavioral intervention among active drug users. Currently involved in the management of data sets for several environmental health studies involving inner-city children. She teaches research methods to graduate-level students and has trained and supervised professionals for more than seven years. SLC, 2011–

Previous Courses

MA Health Advocacy

Research Methods for Health Advocacy

Graduate Seminar—Fall

This course introduces students to the research process that supports effective health advocacy in the community. Students will learn the principles of literature review, instrument construction and implementation, and issues specific to community-based work and needs assessment; they will be exposed to the process of ethical approval for research involving human subjects in the community. Students will have an opportunity to apply these principles of research in the community setting, gaining an in-depth understanding of context-driven, community-based participatory research and the concept of co-production of knowledge. They will develop assessment and evaluation skills, gaining practical experience and applying statistical principles. By introducing students to data-collection concepts and SPSS analysis, this course establishes foundations that will be further refined in subsequent coursework in the program.