Rahbel Rahman is a doctoral candidate at the Columbia School of Social Work. She focuses on community-based participatory research, including community-based models of disease prevention, and collaborative practices amongst service providers. She studies collaboration within interdisciplinary health teams in Brazil that include physicians, nurses and community health workers. Ms. Rahman previously served at non-profit health and human rights organizations in Pakistan, coordinating research projects and training staff on research procedures.

In New York, Ms. Rahman has served as a clinical social worker, providing individualized and group psychotherapy to culturally diverse adolescents ages 11-16. As a doctoral candidate, she has evaluated an advocacy program that serves formerly incarcerated women, developed and implemented a photo-voice project, and implemented a project that examines interagency collaboration among thirty NYC agencies.