Congratulations to the 2024 Cohort of the
BCPH Thought Leadership for Public Health Fellowship

Buffy Jamison

Buffy Jamison, MA (Fae/Fem/Faers)
Educator, Trainer, Consultant

Buffy is an educator with a fierce passion for grassroots movement building to advance social equity. Fae graduated with faer Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Denver (DU). Faer concentration in the program was Diversity in Higher Education, reflecting faer desire to support marginalized communities in their educational endeavors. Buffy is also dedicated to educating the general public about members of marginalized communities who are often left out of vitally important aspects of the community at large.

Syed Saad Ahmed

Syed Saad Ahmed, MA (He/Him/His)
Development Communications Professional

Syed is a development communications professional with over 10 years’ experience in nonprofits, consultancies, and the media. He has designed and implemented the communications and advocacy strategy of RajPusht, a collaborative project of the Government of Rajasthan and the development consultancy IPE Global to improve maternal and child nutrition in Rajasthan, India. His editorial and journalism work has focused on public health; his articles, photos, and videos have been featured in VICE, The Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Outlook, The Hindu, Architectural Digest, and The Wire.

Joy Douglas

Joy Belle Imagie-Douglas (She/Her/Hers)
Graduate Research Assistant

Joy Douglas is a recent graduate with a master’s degree in Architecture. She has an extensive background in women’s health advocacy and reproductive health disparities. She strives to build compassionate health systems that adequately serve women, specifically women of color.

Alex Sheehan

Alex Sheehan (He/Him/His)
Behavioral Health Administrator, Advocate, Public Health Practitioner

As a devoted Behavioral Health Program and Project Manager, lived experienced mental health advocate, and doctoral student, Alex’s multifaceted pursuits all share a common thread – his passion for people. Alex had a ten-year career in corrections and law enforcement, working in therapeutic courts, supervising numerous individuals in alternatives to incarceration, and advocating for restorative justice. Alex now manages programs that address chronic homelessness, mental illness, and substance use disorders, scaling up healthcare initiatives and making them available across Washington State.

Sean Jones

Sean Jones (He/Him/His)
MD/MBA Candidate

Sean Jones is an ambitious medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine, with an anticipated MD and MBA in Computer Science/Information Systems Management & Architecture by June 2024. His academic journey is complemented by specialized training in machine learning from Stanford University and fellowship involvement with Michigan Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (MI-LEND) and the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Sean has contributed significantly to the field through diverse roles, including a disability consultant for AUCD HRSA Telehealth, research in cardiovascular studies, and leadership in various community service projects focused on health and disability advocacy.

Director of the 2024 BCPH Thought Fellow Leadership

Usen-Obong Sabbath (He/Him/His)​
Director, BCPH Thought Leadership for Public Health Fellowship

This year marks Sabbath’s second year leading the BCPH Thought Fellowship for Leadership at the Boston Congress of Public Health. Sabbath holds a BSc Degree in Biochemistry from University of Uyo, Nigeria. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has over 3 years of academic research, having served as a Graduate Research Assistant from 2019 to 2021 to a PhD Research fellow, Imaobong Akpet, Department of Biochemistry, University of Uyo.