Rahbel Rahman is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Her interests revolve around Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), community based models of disease prevention, and collaborative practices amongst service providers. Specifically, she is interested in examining collaboration within trans-disciplinary health teams in Brazil that comprise of physicians, nurses and community health workers. Rahbel has worked extensively in Pakistan coordinating research projects and training staff on research procedures at human rights and health focused Non-profits.
In New York City, Rahbel has worked as a clinical social worker where she provided individualized and group psychotherapy services to culturally diverse adolescents aged 11-16. As a doctoral student, she has evaluated an advocacy program that serves formerly incarcerated women, developed and implemented a photo-voice project, and implemented a project that focuses on examining interagency collaboration among 30 NYC agencies.