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Terry Mizrahi, Ph.D., MSW

Inducted in 2023

Current Position

Terry Mizrahi, Ph.D., MSW is an emeritus professor from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College of the City University of New York (1980-2019). She chaired the Community Organization, Planning and Development practice method for several years and created with colleagues a multi-disciplinary undergraduate Community Organizing Minor in Hunter College As of 2022, she co-chairs the Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work and in 2017 she founded and co-chairs the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign ( She served as the elected national President of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) from 2000-2003 and is a founder of ACOSA’s Journal of Community Practice in 1994. Dr. Mizrahi is co-editor of the first ever Encyclopedia of Macro Social Work published by Oxford University and NASW Presses in 2023. She is founder and co-chair of the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign aka Voting is Social Work. Since 2013 she has co-chaired the Special Commission to Advance Macro Social Work. In addition to being inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2022, her recognized honors include the Council on Social Work Education Lifetime Career Award for Service and Leadership in 2019 and the Columbia University Honorary Alumni Award. She is an NASW Pioneer and received ACOSA’s Career Achievement Award. She is author of 5 books and monographs and author of 75 articles. Her latest is “From Residency to Retirement: The Career Paths of Physicians over a Professional Lifetime” (Rutgers, 2021). She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Israel in 2006 and continues to lecture and consult there. Her areas of research include: health policy, interdisciplinary collaboration and coalition-building, community organizing, and professional socialization.


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