Rafeel Jaman

Swarthmore College, Class of 2026

Major: Economics

Rafeeul Jaman, recognized as a Questbridge Scholar and a sophomore, is pursuing a major in Economics with a strong focus on the pre-med path at Swarthmore College. His passion lies in comprehending the health disparities experienced by low-income communities, particularly the South Asian community residing in the West Philadelphia region. He is dedicated to addressing the challenges faced by these communities, specifically the alarming rise of chronic conditions, exacerbated by limited access to preventative care resources. Through his studies and future endeavors, he aspires to create more equitable healthcare systems and improve health outcomes for underresourced populations. 

As a scholar in the Get Experience in Aging Research Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) at Penn, he also had the unique opportunity to complete the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program during the inaugural summer of GEAR UP. Jaman worked with Kathryn Bowles on implementing the I-TRANSFER project to reduce rehospitalization rates among septic patients.

While not performing research, Rafeeul loves to watch the NBA, play basketball, and hang out with friends.  

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