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― MUHAMMAD ALI
Rhonelle Bruder is a passionate and highly regarded professional with over ten years of experience in community and social service.
A Ph.D. student in Social and Behavioural Sciences at Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Rhonelle applies an intersectional and critical lens to her research on gender violence and human trafficking. Examining broader systems of structural oppression, such as racism, classism, and sexism that lead to trafficking victimization and using community-based participatory methodologies to develop trauma-informed and strength-based solutions. Prior to studying at Dalla Lana, Rhonelle earned a Master of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Victoria and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from New York City College of Technology.
Alongside her doctoral studies, Rhonelle is the Founder and Executive Director of Project iRISE, a Toronto-based nonprofit organization that The award, and the selected as one of the Top 100 Black Women to Watch by the Canadian International Black Women Event. Her work has been featured on CBC, CP24, The Toronto Star, Flare Magazine, Global News, and many more
COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH
QUALITATIVE METHODS AND CRITICAL THEORY
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH