Helaine Ciporen, LCSW, brings more than 30 years of experience and a creative approach to social work. She has developed innovative solutions to patient and student education, which include interactive events and online activities. Within the Mount Sinai Hospital setting, she specialized in pediatrics. She worked clinically with children and their families to better cope with chronic illness, such as cystic fibrosis and diabetes, while addressing systemic healthcare disparities.
Ms. Ciporen, a graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work, has previously taught at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Borough of Manhattan Community College. She has supervised numerous graduate students in their hospital internships at Mount Sinai Hospital. As the mental health member of the clinical team, she participated in all department research studies, and she is currently a board member of Teen HEED, a research based, self-help program to prevent type 2 diabetes. She has published and presented at various conferences and is the winner of the Health Through the Lifecycle Award presented at the 7th International Conference on Social Work in Healthcare, Dublin, 2010.