Randa Abdelrahim, MSc.

Ph.D. Candidate
Department on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago


Randa Abdelrahim is a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), department of disability and human development. For the past six years, she has been working as a research assistant at the UIC Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC). As an Arab American immigrant, Randa is interested in examining contextual factors of caregiving across immigrants and minority groups. Her research focuses on how multiple personal and social factors such as gender, culture, race, and income contribute to disparities in accessing health care and disability services for bodies with disabilities and their caregivers. She also explores the role of policies in ameliorating existing gaps in service delivery. Her advocacy work includes supporting people with disabilities with a focus on those who identify as Arab. She is currently a member of the Disability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois...