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.

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.