Mustafa Rfat

PhD Student in Social Work, Brown School

Mustafa Rfat came to the U.S. as a refugee with disabilities in 2011 and completed his BA and MA in Social Work with an emphasis on mental health at West Virginia University. He began working at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities as a passionate community advocate. Mustafa then pursued an MPA with an emphasis on healthcare policy and community work.

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. Trani and Dr. Mitra to advance equity for refugees/immigrants with disabilities. Mustafa currently works on the Education Equity and Quality in Afghanistan and Pakistan (EEQAP) project.