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About Nancy R. Mudrick

Dr. Mudrick’s teaching and research are focused on social policies. Her research examines disability policy in the areas of civil rights, health, and employment. She has published on disability issues in employment, health, civil rights, and childhood disability. She works regularly with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), a non-profit disability advocacy organization. This work includes an evaluation of federal disability civil rights laws and assessment of the current state of health care for Americans with disabilities for the National Council on Disability. In addition to work on disability topics, she has directed federally-funded child welfare training grants and evaluated demonstration projects of child welfare services.
Ph.D., Social Welfare, Heller School, Brandeis University (1976)
Master of Social Work, Heller School, Brandeis University (1974)
Bachelor of Arts, Public Service, University of California, Los Angeles (1971)
External Advisory Council of the Disability Research and Dissemination Center, operated by SUNY Upstate Medical University, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and the American Association on Health and Disability, with funding from the National Center
on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC, (2012)
Advisory Committee, California HealthCare Foundation, for evaluation of “Experiences of
Seniors and Persons with Disabilities with the Transition to Medical Managed Care,” (May
Editorial Board, Disability and Health Journal, (2007)
Editorial Board, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, (1989)
Consulting Editor, Health and Social Work, (2000-2008)
Consulting Editor, Social Work, (1994-1999)
Reviewer for Families in Society, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Health Affairs
American Public Health Association, member (1981-present); Nominations Chair, Social Work Section, (1992-1993); Secretary, Social Work Section, (1991-1992); Program Chair, Social Work Section, (1988-1989); Section Council, Social Work Section, (1994-1997); Member, Task Force on Worksite Health Promotion, (1988-1990); Member, Disability Section, (1988)
Society for Disability Studies, member (1988-present); Member of the Board, (1998-2001); Financial Secretary, (2001-2003)
National Association of Social Workers, (1994-present)
Society for Social Work and Research, (2001-present); Member, Disability Special Interest Group
International Federation of Social Workers, (2005-present)
Liberty Resources, Inc., Syracuse, NY, Member of the Board, (2002)
Professional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation,
Syracuse Region, (1999)
Professional Advisory Board, National MS Society, Syracuse Region, (1997-1998)


Present (1975-1978) Assistant Professor, Social Science Program, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Present (1975-1988) Senior Research Associate, Health and Society Program, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Present (1981-1994) Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Syracuse University
Present (1994-2001) Chair, Occupational Social Work Concentration, School of Social Work, Syracuse University
Present (1994-present) Professor, School of Social Work, Syracuse University
Present (2002-2006) Director of School of Social Work, Syracuse University
Present (2007-present) Senior Research and Policy Consultant (pro bono), Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., Berkeley, California

Curriculum Vitae

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  • SWK315: Social Welfare Policy and Services II
  • SWK611: Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • SWK710: Social Work in Europe and the U.S.: A Four-Nation Experiential Comparison
  • SWK761: Mental Health Policy
  • SWK763: Health Care Policy
  • SWK775: Program Evaluation

Contact Information

403 Sims Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-5564


Articles (11)

Books (1)

Presentations (2)