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Dr. Terry Mizrahi

The Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award is presented to Dr. Terry Mizrahi.  Dr. Mizrahi is a professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where she co-chairs the Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work and the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign.

Dr. Mizrahi was co-editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th edition) and authored several articles on health policy and health-care reform. She has written five books and monographs and 70 articles, book chapters, reviews, and manuals. Her book Getting Rid of Patients: Contradictions in the Socialization of Physicians (Rutgers University Press, 1986) was a groundbreaking work on the training of internal medicine house staff. She currently is working on a sequel.

Dr. Mizrahi has done extensive research and training on coalition building and interprofessional collaboration between physicians and social workers and a study on the role of gender and organizing. She served as president of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) from 2001–2003 and is a founder of ACOSA’s Journal of Community Practice. Dr. Mizrahi has been designated as an NASW’s Pioneer.

She received the Hunter Presidential Award for Excellence in Applied Research and in Community Leadership. In 2004 she won the Career Achievement Award from ACOSA and was inducted into Columbia University School of Social Work’s Alumni Hall of Fame. She completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Israel in 2006 and continues to train and consult there with academic and professional leaders.

Dr. Mizrahi is a current and founding board member of the Child Welfare Organizing Project, a grassroots advocacy group of parents and professionals working to reform the child welfare system.

Award: Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award