In 2021, Mustafa was admitted into the Social Work Ph.D. program at the Brown School at Washington University in St Louis and was awarded the McDonnell Academy Scholar that same year. At the Brown School, he works with Dr. Jean-Francois Trani and Dr. Mitra Naseh. Mustafa currently works on the Education Equity and Quality in Afghanistan and Pakistan (EEQAP) project.
Nino Naskidashvili is an MPH student at Brown School Washington University in St. Louis expecting to graduate May, 2024, concentrating in Global Health. She is a Research Assistant for the Global Research on Inclusion and Disability Lab and currently works on the Children's Resilience in Afghanistan Study (CRAS) project. Before joining GRID, she worked in research and non-profit focused on children's malnutrition and maternal mental health in rural Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her main interest lies in improving the health of infants, young children, and mothers in resource-limited settings. Nino earned an MD from Tbilisi State Medical University (Tbilisi, Georgia).
Chen Chen is an MPH/MSW student, expecting to graduate in May 2024. She is currently working on Child Resilience in Afghanistan Study (CRAS) project. During her time at Brown school, she has facilitated community-based research projects at Saint Louis University and participated in projects of body images. Chen’s final goal is to help individuals to live with dignity.
In 2021, Soobin was admitted into the Social Work Ph.D. program at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interest spins around promoting active aging among older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD). She works with Dr. Jean-Francois Trani to examine disability and multidimensional factors that impact the risk of Alzheimer's disease in low- and middle-income countries. In addition, she works with Dr. Ganesh M. Babulal to investigate how mental health and other factors influence overall health and affect the risk of cognitive decline among Black Americans.