Sylvia Jebiwott is a Research Coordinator at the UCSF Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). Sylvia supports CHILD (Child Health and Infection with Low Density malaria), a randomized-controlled trial that aims to assess the impact of targeting and treating low density malaria among children in Tanzania.
After her undergraduate studies, Sylvia worked as a laboratory technician at the Univ of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey investigating the role of Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinases in the life cycle of P. berghei, and also at Memorial Sloan Kettering supporting pre-clinical research in urothelial cancers. She became interested in epi/public health and then obtained an MPH at UC Berkeley, with a focus on infectious diseases and vaccinology. As part of her MPH practicum, she helped manage data collection for a health behavior project in Malawi with Amy Conroy, UCSF faculty in the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) & Prevention Research Center (PRC). After that, she worked for IDinsight in Kenya supporting a large household survey in Tanzania for the Africa Poultry Multiplication Initiative (APMI). She comes most recently from UC Davis where she worked as lab manager in a laboratory studying pathogenesis of E. histolytica.
Sylvia grew up in Kenya and holds an MPH from UC Berkeley and BS in Biology from Yale.