17 Facts About Syra Madad


Syra Madad is an American pathogen preparedness expert and infectious disease epidemiologist.


Syra Madad was featured in the Netflix documentary series Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak and the Discovery Channel documentary The Vaccine: Conquering COVID.


In 2014, Syra Madad received an DHSc degree in health science with a concentration in Global Health from Nova Southeastern University.


In 2014, Syra Madad was Lead Continuity of Operations Liaison and State Trainer for the BioThreat and Chemical Threat Teams in the Emergency Preparedness Branch at the Texas Department of State Health Services.


Syra Madad volunteered as Logistics Specialist and Trauma Medical Responder at Sector 7 of the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force.


In 2015, Syra Madad was hired as Senior Director of the System-wide Special Pathogens Program at NYC Health + Hospitals which oversees 11 public hospitals in the largest municipal healthcare system in the United States.


Syra Madad is responsible for preparing New York City's municipal hospitals against infection disease outbreaks.


Since 2019, Syra Madad has held the position of Principal Investigator of the Institute for Diseases and Disaster Management at NYC Health + Hospitals.


Syra Madad accelerated training, ensuring protocols were incorporating the latest procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials.


Syra Madad instituted respiratory stations at the entrance of hospitals, which ask incoming patients if they have a fever, cough, or rash to take a mask and sanitize their hands immediately.


Syra Madad provides ongoing support in infectious disease emergency management, and infection prevention and control.


Syra Madad is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists and part of their COVID-19 Expert Taskforce.


From 2009 to the present, Syra Madad has taught at the University of Maryland, College Park's Graduate Program for Biotechnology and Biodefense as an assistant professor.


Syra Madad is on the faculty of the United States Department of Health and Human Services's National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center's, formerly called National Ebola Training and Education Center, funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Since the release of the series and the emergence of New York City as the worst hit locality of the COVID-19 pandemic, Syra Madad has discussed the outbreak and pandemic preparedness on outlets, such as CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and CNBC.


Syra Madad has worked to combat misinformation, educating the public on appropriate safety measures and helping them understand what information is actually reliable.


Syra Madad is married to Ali Syra Madad, a graphic designer and creative director.