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SUHI Staff: Nazia Saiyed


Epidemiologist II

Professional Summary
Nazia joined the Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) in November 2015 to provide evaluation technical assistance to local community-based organizations implementing obesity prevention programs. She is now an epidemiologist for the Sinai Asthma Program, which provides home-based interventions to children and adults with poorly-controlled asthma living in the city of Chicago.

Prior to joining SUHI, Nazia worked with the New York State Department of Health contributing to research on the impact of indoor and outdoor environmental conditions and extreme weather events on population health. Nazia’s research interests include health disparities, chronic disease epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, and children’s health. 

MPH, Epidemiology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2013
BS, Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2011

Select Publications

  • Hughes M.M., Saiyed N.S., and Chen, Tiffany S. Local-Level Adult Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Disparities: Chicago, Illinois, 2015-2016. American Journal of Public Health, 108(4): 517-523; 2018.
  • Silva A, Molina Y, Hunt B, Markossian T, Saiyed N. Potential impact of the Affordable Care Act's preventive services provision on breast cancer stage: A preliminary assessment. Cancer Epidemiology. 2017;49:108-11