Abha Rai

Assistant Professor & Associate Director, Center for Immigrant and Refugee Accompaniment; School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Rai is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work (SSW), Loyola University Chicago (LUC). She is also the Associate Director at the Center for Immigrant and Refugee Accompaniment at SSW-LUC. Rai comes with over 15 years of international community work experience. She has worked closely with community-based organizations while designing programs, engaging in program evaluation and providing direct support to individuals, families and groups, internationally and locally in the United States. Her primary areas of interest are immigrant and refugee well-being with a focus on gender-based violence across immigrant communities. She specializes in survey methodology and the development of culturally responsive interventions and instruments.