Jeffrey S. Crowley

Jeffrey S. Crowley is a Distinguished Scholar and Program Director of Infectious Disease Initiatives at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law.  He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law. Mr. Crowley is a leading expert on HIV and disability policy.  From 2009 to 2011, he served as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy.  As President Obama’s chief HIV/AIDS advisor, Mr. Crowley led the development of the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States.  During his tenure at the White House, Mr. Crowley also represented the Domestic Policy Council on the White House Health Team prior to enactment and during the early implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  In addition to health issues, he was actively engaged in policy development related to Social Security, disability civil rights, LGBT civil rights, Alzheimer’s disease, teen pregnancy prevention, and numerous other issues.

From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Crowley was a Senior Research Scholar at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute and subsequent to its founding, he was a Senior Scholar at the University’s O’Neill Institute, focusing his work on improving health care for people with disabilities and chronic conditions through improvements to Medicaid and Medicare, with a particular emphasis on managed care and Medicaid pharmacy management policies. He also has extensive experience working on issues such as improving the private health insurance system, protecting consumers and expanding their ability to navigate the health care system, and protecting the privacy of personal health information. From 1994 to 2000, he served in served in senior policy and management positions at the National Association of People with AIDS.

Mr. Crowley received his Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, and his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College. He is an alumnus of the United States Peace Corps where he served as a Volunteer/High School Science Teacher in Swaziland.

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Selected Publications


Bland, Sean E, and Jeffery S Crowley. "Expanding Access to Biomedical HIV Prevention: Tailoring Approaches for Effectively Serving Communities of Color." NMAC (2018).

Crowley, Jeffrey S., and Sean E. Bland. HIV Prevention in the United States: Federal Investments are Saving Lives and Strengthening Communities. Washington, DC: O’Neill Institute/Georgetown Law, 2018.

Crowley, Jeffrey. "The new CDC director was once accused of research misconduct." Vox (2018).

Crowley, Jeffrey. "Trump administration taps AIDS researcher to lead CDC." Politico (2018).


Canzater, S, and Jeffrey S Crowley. Monitoring the Hepatitis C Epidemic in the United States: What Tools Are Needed to Achieve Elimination? Washington, DC: O’Neill Institute/Georgetown Law, 2017.

Crowley, Jeffrey S, and GA Millett. "Preventing HIV and hepatitis infections among people who inject drugs: leveraging an Indiana outbreak response to break the impasse." AIDS and Behavior. epub ahead of print (2017): PMID: 28220312.

Crowley, Jeffrey S., Sean E. Bland, and Connie Garner. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: Protecting and Advancing HIV Public Health Gains During Health System Reform. Washington, DC: O’Neill Institute/Georgetown Law, 2017.

Patel, RR, PA Chan, L Mena, Jeffrey S Crowley, K McCoy, and A Nunn. "Time to make the jump: Translating HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis research into real world public health impact." Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 75(5) (2017): e144-146.


Bland, Sean E., and Jeffrey S. Crowley. "Blueprint for HIV Biomedical Prevention: State of the State." NMAC (2016).

Crowley, Jeffrey S, KR Amico, and M Mugavero. "Curbing the HIV Epidemic by Supporting Effective Engagement in HIV Care: Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers." amfAR (2016).

Gostin, Lawrence O, Sam F Halabi, and Jeffrey S Crowley, eds. Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Bland, Sean E., Jeffrey S. Crowley, and Lawrence O. Gostin. "Strategies for Health System Innovation After Gobeille v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company." JAMA 316(6) (2016): 581-582.


Crowley, Jeffrey S, and C Garner. Aligning the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program with Insurance Coverage. Washington, DC: O’Neill Institute/Georgetown Law, 2015.

Crowley, Jeffrey S, and B Honermann. "Bolstering State Efforts to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Key indicators and recommendations for policymakers and community stakeholders." amfAR (2015).

Crowley, Jeffrey S, S Feirman, and DR Holtgrave. "Generating hypotheses to explain declining HIV infection in four U.S. jurisdictions." AIDS Education and Prevention 27(1) (2015): 84-101.

Crowley, Jeffrey S, and C Garner. "Leveraging the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to Bolster the HIV Clinical and Non-Clinical Workforce." (2015).

Crowley, Jeffrey S, and C Garner. "Refining Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Administrative Activities to Increase Population-Level Impact." (2015).

Crowley, Jeffrey S, Gregory R Nevins, and Melanie Thompson. "The Americans With Disabilities Act and HIV/AIDS Discrimination: Unfinished Business." JAMA 314, no. 3 (2015): 227-228.


Crowley, Jeffrey S., Naomi Seiler, Katie Horton, and Mary-Beth Malcarney. "Building on the Affordable Care Act to Make the Health System Work for Young Gay Men: An Action Plan." Trust for America’s Health, March 1, 2014.


Crowley, Jeffrey, and Jen Kates. Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for a New Era: Key Issues and Questions for the Future."., 2013.


Crowley, Jeffrey S. , and Jen Kates. "The Affordable Care Act, The Supreme Court, and HIV: What Are the Implications?" The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (2012).