Graduate Student, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Fatemeh Adlparvar is a recent graduate of the Narrative Medicine program. She will begin her graduate studies at the Mailman School of Public Health where she hopes to study the intersections of narrative medicine, social work, and public health. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley with a major in Environmental Science with an Education minor. She went on to complete her MSW at Columbia School of Social Work, with a minor in Law and a concentration in health, mental health, & disability. She hopes to become a physician and work in a community health clinic in service of people who are homeless, living with serious mental health conditions, and substance abuse. Her work examines the impact of narrative medicine workshops on young adults in developing self-reflection, empathy, and attentive listening skills. She aspires to impact health care policy on a federal level with the goal of providing increased health and mental health care services to underserved communities. Fatemeh currently interns with the Bellevue Literary Review and serves as the School of Professional Studies Student Association (SPSSA) Secretary and Disability Chair.