Sainfer Aliyu

2014 cohort, Columbia University
A headshot of Sainfer Aliyu
Sainfer Aliyu, RN, MS, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, at the United Health Foundation, has research and clinical interests related to infection control in the elderly population with a focus on evaluating how health care changes contribute to improving population health.

She graduated with honors from Adelphi University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing; and has completed masters’ degrees in Education and Health Care Policy and Management.

Since becoming a registered nurse, Aliyu worked at a level one trauma center tertiary care institution in a variety of settings, starting with intensive care units, the emergency department and health information management. She served as a preceptor, charge nurse and nurse quality representative. She was awarded Emergency Department nurse of the year in 2011. She currently works as an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University School of Nursing and Public Health.

Aliyu lives in Holbrook, NY.