Sylviah Nyamu

Sylvie Nyamu is a Program Specialist for Epidemiology Surveillance at Columbia University. In this capacity, she works collaboratively to design and implement surveillance techniques to monitor and control infectious disease transmission. She previously worked as a Contact Tracing Manager at Columbia University. In that role, she coordinated disease surveillance efforts through systematic implementation of outbreak control measures, including overseeing case investigations and tracing undertakings. She continues to support contact tracing efforts.

Prior to joining Alice! Health Promotion, she managed clinical research initiatives in Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine. Sylvie's primary research interests include epidemiology and pathogenesis of zoonotic infectious diseases, the deployment of interventions for infection control, and the use of electronic laboratory reporting for disease surveillance and population health management.  

In her free time, Sylvie is an avid runner, explores hiking trails, practices yoga, and cherishes travelling with friends and family. She also enjoys getting lost in a good book.


  • M.P.H., Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • B.A., Stanford University

    Certifications and Licensure:

    • American College of Surgeons, Trauma Bleeding Control 

    Professional Experience:

    • Contact Tracing Manager, Columbia University
    • Clinical Research Manager, Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Clinical Research Coordinator, Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Research Associate, Public Health Institute
    • Research Intern,  Population Council