Sainfer Aliyu PhD, MSEd, MHPM, MPhil, RN,

Clinical Assistant Professor

Sainfer Aliyu, PhD, MSEd, MHPM, MPhil, RN, is an alumnus of Columbia University School of Nursing. Her research includes assessment of risk factors and outcomes of bloodstream infection, specifically community and hospital-acquired infections and their effects on length of stay and mortality. She also applies her expertise to bring added value to other public health concerns (e.g., the prevalence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria).

Prior to attending Columbia University, Dr. Aliyu was a registered nurse with 10-years experience in the emergency department and medical intensive care unit. She was a part-time professor at Adelphi University School of Nursing and Public Health while pursuing doctoral studies. Among her achievements, she was awarded emergency department nurse of the year at a level-1 trauma center and graduated from her masters' program with a certificate of excellence.

Dr. Aliyu has published in the American Journal of Infection Control and the Journal of Infection Prevention. Her research was a press release, which was featured in several newspaper articles. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and United Health Group Foundation scholar. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Academy Health and the National Association for Healthcare Quality. Dr. Aliyu’s goal is to promote nursing education that will not only shape students’ perception of nursing but influence their future practice.