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Llewellyn J. Cornelius

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Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Specialties
Research methods in social work, survey research, ethno-cultural qualitative research, meta-analysis, social policy

Research Interests
Racial/ethnic health disparities, research methods, social determinants of health, development of change interventions, examination of barriers to the adoption of interventions

Llewellyn J. Cornelius

Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies
Director,  Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights

Ph.D. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
A.M. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
A.M. Social Science, University of Chicago
B.A., Psychology, Syracuse University

Llewellyn J. Cornelius has more than 20 years of experience in community-based participatory research and more than 35 years of experience in psychosocial research, as well as survey and evaluation research. He has worked in tandem with researchers, administrators and consumers in the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions that focused on improving the health and well-being of under-resourced communities.

He has trained more than 150 professionals in designing and conducting outcomes research, coached 36 mid-career social workers in leadership development, mentored 30 doctoral students, trained 10 post MD/PhD early career minority researchers as part of the Association of American Medical Colleges Minority Health Services Research Program and taught more than 2,200 MSW students in the second largest MSW program in the United States.

In addition to teaching survey research, he has been involved in the design and implementation of a multitude of studies, including the fielding of a statewide survey which examined the cultural competency of mental health providers; the evaluation of global community based HIV prevention and treatment efforts and the development and implementation of surveys which assessed the use of technology in social work. Cornelius’ prevention research focuses on developing community-responsive, culturally appropriate educational, attitudinal and behavioral change interventions as well as examining the barriers to the successful adoption of interventions by individuals, practitioners and communities.

Cornelius has been recognized as the fifth most-cited African American scholar in social work in a study published in the journal Research on Social Work Practice. In May of 2014 Oxford University Press published A Social Justice Approach for Survey Design and Analysis, which he co-authored with Donna Harrington. His book, Designing and Conducting Health Surveys: A Comprehensive Guide, has been cited almost 1,200 times since it was published in 2006.

Selected publications
Cornelius, LJ, Afkinich, J., Hoffler E. Keyser, D., Klumpner, S., Mattocks, N, & Nam B. (2016). Reflections on engaging in social action against social injustice, while developing a survey to study it: Restorative social justice as a lived experience. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping. 21, 26-33.

Al-Mujtaba, M., Cornelius, LJ, Galadanci, H. et al. (2016). Evaluating religious influences on the utilization of maternal health aervices among Muslim and Christian women in North-Central Nigeria. BioMed Research International, Article ID 3645415, 8 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/3645415.

Gyan, TA., Cornelius, LJ., Okundaye, JN. (2016). Socio-demographic factors, social support, quality of life, and HIV/AIDS in Ghana. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work. 13,206-216.