Rahbel Rahman is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) at Fordham University. Prior to joining GSS, Dr. Rahman was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Care Certificate Program at Binghamton University's Department of Social Work. Dr. Rahman completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto; she completed her PhD and MSW with a concentration in advanced research methods from the Columbia University School of Social Work.
Dr. Rahman has extensive experience leading the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of community-based participatory research projects. Dr. Rahman's research trajectory spans from the United States to Pakistan to Brazil. Her projects have focused on improving the quality of patient care through the professional development of social and health care providers. Specifically, her interests revolve around studying inter-professional collaborations between social and health providers; attributes of patient-centered care; and studying training needs, core competencies, and well-being among community-based providers (peer educators, outreach workers, community health workers, syringe exchange workers).