Cora de Leon
Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of the Undergraduate Program
PhD, MPH, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: Depressive disorders; child bereavement; tobacco policy
Cora de Leon is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Program at NYU Silver. Professor de Leon has more than two decades of clinical and research experience, and her work has focused primarily on depressive disorders and child bereavement. She is interested in how research informs policy, particularly in the area of tobacco use. Professor 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 and directing the Undergraduate Program, Professor de Leon is working towards her PhD in Social Work, with a focus on tobacco policy and childhood mental illness. She recently completed work as a member of a multi-site research team, funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The research examined potential associations between Parkinson’s Disorder and affective disorders.
Professor de Leon has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College on subjects ranging from research methodology to comprehensive health education. She was previously Coordinator of Silver’s Westchester MSW program and is a member of the Sarah Lawrence College Institutional Review Board.
She received her MSW from NYU Silver, her MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and a BA from NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Faculty Respond to COVID-19: Reflections-on-Action in Field Education
Dempsey, A., Lanzieri, N., Luce, V., de Leon, C., Malhotra, J. & Heckman, A., Mar 2022, In : Clinical Social Work Journal. 50, 1, p. 11-21 11 p.
Faculty Respond to COVID‑19: Reflections‑on‑Action in Field Education
Dempsey, A. D., Lanzieri, N., Luce, V., de Leon, C. L., Malhotra, J. & Heckman, A., Mar 2022, In : Clinical Social Work Journal. 50, 1, p. 11-21 11 p.
Implementing the federal smoke-free public housing policy in New York City: Understanding challenges and opportunities for improving policy impact
Jiang, N., Gill, E., Thorpe, L. E., Rogers, E. S., de Leon, C., Anastasiou, E., Kaplan, S. A. & Shelley, D., Dec 1 2021, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 18, 23, 12565.
Sexual risk reduction among non-injection drug users: Report of a randomized controlled trial
Castor, D., Pilowsky, D. J., Hadden, B., Fuller, C., Ompad, D. C., De Leon, C. L., Neils, G., Hoepner, L., Andrews, H. F., Latkin, C. & Hoover, D. R., Jan 2010, In : AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 22, 1, p. 62-70 9 p.
Impact of social network characteristics on high-risk sexual behaviors among non-injection drug users
Pilowsky, D. J., Hoover, D., Hadden, B., Fuller, C., Ompad, D. C., Andrews, H. F., De Leon, C. L., Hoepner, L., Xia, Q. & Latkin, C., Sep 2007, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 42, 11, p. 1629-1649 21 p.
Young Women in Bio: Careers for Women, 2015
The ACTION Project: Communicating and Negotiating the Use of the Female Condom
Presentation at the 2003 Annual Conference of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Women and HIV/AIDS Unit