Leah Goodman

Clinical Faculty and Occupational Therapist at the University of Illinois-Chicago


Dr. Goodman is a licensed occupational therapist and clinical instructor at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She developed and teaches "Promoting Wellbeing", a credit-bearing course which aims to support student wellness and academic success. Her work at UIC focuses on mental health and wellbeing supports for university students. Dr. Goodman is interested in exploring the ways we define and provide student support, and seeks to develop initiatives that promote wellbeing, inclusion, health, equity, and student success. She lives in Chicago and is usually dancing, practicing yoga, teaching yoga, exploring new activities and eating delicious food.

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Occupational Therapy: An Untapped Resource in Student Mental Health and Well-being

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Our Language Teaches Just As Much — If Not More — Than Our Curricula Can

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Who Is Responsible for Addressing Mental Health and Well-Being in Higher Education?

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