Cora de Leon is a clinical instructor at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. She completed her undergraduate studies at NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences. She received her MSW from NYU’s School of Social Work and her MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
During her 20 years of clinical and research experience, her clinical work focused primarily on depressive disorders and child bereavement. She is interested in how research informs policy, particularly in the area of tobacco use. Ms. de Leon has been a member of multiple research teams, examining such topics as rates of affective disorders in primary care facilities for men, effectiveness of short term treatments for depression, and testing a cognitive behavioral intervention among active drug users.
In addition to teaching, Ms. de Leon is currently a member of a multi-site research team, funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The research examines potential associations between Parkinson’s Disorder and affective disorders. Ms. de Leon also is a member of the Sarah Lawrence Institutional Review Board.
Ms. de Leon has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College teaching subjects ranging from research methodology to comprehensive health education.