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Umair Tarbhai

Graduate Research Assistant

Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement


Building & Room:

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Room 634


412 S Peoria St


Umair holds a B.A. in Psychology from Saint Xavier University, an M.A. from Northwestern University in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in organizational issues, an M.S.W from The University of Illinois-Chicago with an emphasis on social policy, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Illinois-Chicago studying Social and Public Policy at the Jane Addams College of Social Work.

He has worked as a consultant and researcher in many settings including After School Matters, The Kellogg School of Management, The Aga Khan Development Network, and the Human Development and Social Policy department at Northwestern University.  His work has included projects focusing on minority retention in schools and out-of-school-time settings, program evaluation, refugees seeking asylum, issues of mental health, social and public policy related to the oppression of people-of-color, and many others.

Umair joined the IPCE team in April of 2019 as a Graduate Research Assistant. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball which he played collegiately for three years at Saint Xavier University and also maintains a small private practice as a therapist and consultant in Evanston.