Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Sylvie Abookire, MPH

Sylvie Abookire CIRP
Innovation Strategist (Innovation Ecosystem)

Sylvie Abookire, MPH is an Innovation Strategist for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention’s Innovation Ecosystem Team that aims to build organizational capacity for creative problem solving and develop an organization-wide culture of idea-sharing and entrepreneurship. In this role, Sylvie develops and facilitates Design Thinking training and other innovation education and conducts needs assessments, scans, and research to identify and pilot best practices around an evidence-based discipline of innovation.

She also contributes to a variety of projects spanning the Innovation Ecosystem’s four pillars of Connections, Capacity, Pathways, and Culture and supports the evolution and refinement of broader team strategy.

Sylvie has experience developing and facilitating Design Thinking education for healthcare, public health, and social innovation and teaches Design Thinking in Jefferson’s MPH program and across Philadelphia. She has a passion for helping teams work together dynamically, compassionately, and productively to become more effective problem solvers, greater servants to vulnerable populations, and happier employees and humans. Sylvie received her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from Tufts University and her Master of Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University. She can be contacted at


Innovation Ecosystem