Syra Madad, D.H.Sc., M.Sc., MCP is nationally recognized leader and epidemiologist in public health and special pathogen preparedness and response. She is Senior Director, System-wide Special Pathogens Program at New York City Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest municipal healthcare delivery system overseeing special pathogen preparedness and response efforts across 11 acute care hospitals in addition to post-acute/long-term care facilities and ambulatory care sites. She is Principal Investigator of NYC Health + Hospitals Center for Global Healthcare Preparedness to Special Pathogens. Dr. Madad is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists and part of their COVID19 Expert Taskforce.
Dr. Madad earned her Doctoral degree in Health Science with a concentration in Global Health from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with Alpha Eta Health Science Honor Society status. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Biotechnology with a concentration in Biodefense and Biosecurity and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Madad serves as a pandemic advisor for Stop the Spread, with a focus on pandemic preparedness and state-based policies.