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Sheila Campbell-Forrester

Immediate Past President - CAAH

Dr. Campbell-Forrester is a Public Health Specialist with an interest in health systems development and Adolescent Health.  She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies in Medicine and Public Health, and a recipient of the 1997/98 Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in International Health at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Campbell Forrester is a former Chief Medical Officer (Jamaica) 2006-2011 and Regional Director for the Western Regional Health Authority 1998-2006.   She is a past Dean of the All American Institute of Medical Sciences and presently is an adjunct lecturer in the post-graduate diploma programme in Adolescent Health and Advocacy at the University of the West Indies. 

Sheila is the Immediate Past President of the Caribbean Adolescent Association for Health and also Advisor to the Duncan Tree Foundation on adolescent and youth issues.  She pioneered the first adolescent health programme funded by the World Health Organization in Western Jamaica. Dr. Campbell-Forrester has received several awards for her work in adolescent health - IAAH (2021), Caribbean Congress for Adolescent and Youth Health (2022)  and  Duncan Tree Foundation (2018).  In 2013 she was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander Class by the Jamaican Government for outstanding contribution to the health sector.

Over the course of her career, she has been involved in organizing several international conferences.  In 2019 (Trinidad and Tobago) and 2022 (Jamaica), she was a member of the organizing committee of the Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health and served as Co-chair in 2022.  She also brings skills in organizing,  international health diplomacy and being able to connect with young people at the table.


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