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  • David Leake

    Specialist

    Department(s)

    • Center on Disability Studies

    Degree(s)

    • 2000 PhD Anthropology (Medical focus) UH Manoa
    • 1987 MPH International Health UH Manoa
    • 2014 BA Psychology Princeton University

    Area(s) of Interest

    • Transition to adulthood of at-risk youth
    • Child and adolescent mental health
    • Postsecondary education for people with disabilities
    • Culturally responsive curricula

    Brief Biography

    I grew up mainly in a Chicago suburb and ended up in Hawaii by a route that began with joining the US Peace Corps as a way to see the world after graduating from college with a Bachelors in psychology. I worked for two years on clean water supplies in the Malaysian state of Sarawak and two years on health education in the state of Sabah. Then I stayed on to work as an editor on English-language newspapers in Sabah and the neighboring Sultanate of Brunei. After several years I decided that journalism was not the career for me and came to UH Manoa on an East-West Center fellowship to pursue a PhD in medical anthropology. This choice was inspired by my cross-cultural experiences in the health field in Malaysia. Enroute to the PhD I also got a Masters of Public Health specializing in international health. However, my East-West Center fellowship ran out in 1989 before finishing the PhD, so I found a research position with the Center on Disability Studies where I have worked ever since. I have been a researcher, evaluator, project director, and principal investigator for a range of research and demonstration projects in the areas of transition to adulthood, child and adolescent mental health, and development of curricula that are culturally responsive for students including those of Native Hawaiian heritage.

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    (808) 956-0820

    Office

    171F 129

    Email

    leake@hawaii.edu

    Homepage

    No home page provided.

    Curriculum Vitae

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    Scholarly Works

      Journal Articles

    • Leake, D. W. (2015). Problematic data on how many students in postsecondary education have a disability. Journal on Postsecondary Education and Disability, 28(1), 73-87.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W., & Stodden, R. A. (2014). Higher education and disability: Past and future of underrepresented populations. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability Disability, 27(4), 399-408.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W. (2012). Self-determination requires social capital, not just skills and knowledge. Review of Disability Studies, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 34-43.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W., & Skouge, J. (2012). Introduction to Forum Issue: "Self-determination" as a social construct: Cross-cultural considerations. Review of Disability Studies, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 5-10.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W., & Black, R. (2011). Teachers' views of self-determination for students with emotional/behavioral disorders: The limitations of an individualistic perspective. International Journal of Special Education, Vol. 26, No. 1, 147-161.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W., Izzo, M., & Burgstahler, S. (2011). Promoting transition success for culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities: The value of mentoring. Creative Education, Vol. 2, No. 2, 121-129.   Publication Details
    • Black, R., & Leake, D. W. (2011). Teachers' views of self-determination for students with emotional/behavioral disorders: The limitations of an individualistic perspective. International Journal of Special Education, 26, 147-161.   Publication Details
    • Black, R., & Leake, D. (2011). Teachers Views of Self-Determination for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: The Limitations of an Individualistic Perspective. International Journal of Special Education, 26 (1), 147-161.   Publication Details
    • Skouge, J., Kelly, M., Leake, D. W., Roberts, K. D., & Stodden, R. A. (2007). Technologies for self-determination for youth with developmental disabilities. Technologies for Voice: Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 42(4), -.   Publication Details
    • Presentations

    • Leake, D. W. (2014, May). Beyond compliance with the ADA and Rehabilitation Act: Welcoming people with disabilities into social spheres. Presented at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W. (2014, Jan). The good and the bad of data on postsecondary students with disabilities. Presented at the Hawai`i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W. (2013, Apr). Self-determination requires social capital, not just skills and knowledge. Presented at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W. (2012, Mar). Social capital: A critical but neglected factor in services for youth with mental health challenges. Presented at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W. (2011, Mar). Social capital as a critical but neglected factor in system of care research, practice, and policy. Presented at the Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D. W. (2011, Jan). Social relationships as a critical but neglected factor in research on higher education for people with disabilities. Presented at the Hawai`i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Leake, D., Ikei, C., & Kajiyama, B. (2007, Mar). Factors supporting college success for minority students withdisabilities. Presented at the Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, Honolulu, HI.   Publication Details
    • Multimedia Contributions

    • Leake, D. W., Black, R., & Roberts, K. D. (2003). Assumptions in transition planning: Are they culturally relevant?.    Publication Details
    • Research / Evaluation Reports

    • Leake, D. W., Ho, L., & Ozaki, R. S. (2014). Closing report: 2013 National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey – Hawaii. Center on Disability Studies, UH Manoa.   Publication Details