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MAHDIBA CHOWDHURY
MUSHFIKA CHOWDHURY
RESEARCH ASSISTANT

I am a research assistant as a part of the Mindfully Muslim evaluation study. My experience in community-based participatory action research at CAMH and UofT lends to my involvement in this project. My work with diverse children and youth living with mental health, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities has taught me to take holistic, intersectional approaches to understand barriers to services. I have a keen interest in decolonizing mental health care by reclaiming traditional knowledge and creating culturally tailored resources. My goal for this evaluation study is to ultimately determine the effectiveness, relevance, and feasibility of an Islamic-based Mindfulness Group Therapy program for underserved populations, like newcomer and immigrant Muslims. My hope is to use the results to garner support for more culturally specific interventions for different populations. 

MAHDIBA CHOWDHURY
WEBSITE DESIGNER & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

I am a website designer and social media manager for Mindfully Muslim. I specialize in making custom websites and graphics, with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. My interest in health promotion comes from my role as a Qualitative Research Analyst at UHN. I work with an interdisciplinary team to investigate the psycho-social, cultural, and religious barriers to accessing living donor kidney transplant (LDKT) in the South Asian community, and create tailored, culturally competent education materials about kidney disease and LDKT. Through Mindfully Muslim, I hope to use social media to educate and reduce stigma on mental health of Muslim women, and especially the younger generation. 

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