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Terri Lewinson

Assistant Professor    

Ph.D., University of Georgia


Terri Lewinson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Lewinson graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1993. She earned her M.S.W. in 2001 and Ph.D. in 2007 from the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Lewinson has over ten years of practice experience working with low-income and overwhelmed families throughout Metropolitan Atlanta. She trained and matched adult mentors with youth as a Case Manager for Big Brother Big Sisters of Gwinnett County. She provided therapeutic guidance and intervention with families referred through the Jackson County Department of Family and Children Services. As a Patient Resource Navigator with the American Cancer Society, she served on a team with physicians, nurses, and medical administrators to coordinate care and resources for patients diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Lewinson also managed a Hope Lodge residential facility for cancer patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatment at Atlanta Medical Center.

Dr. Lewinson’s current research interests are exploring the effects of residential environments on well-being for older adults and families who are transitionally-housed. In particular, Dr. Lewinson has recently examined the residential experiences of low-income people temporarily residing in extended-stay hotels and older adults relocated to assisted living facilities. Her published research can be found in the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, and the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

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