Jeffrey S. Crowley

Jeffrey S. Crowley is the Program Director of Infectious Disease Initiatives at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Distinguished Scholar. Mr. Crowley is a widely recognized expert on HIV/AIDS and disability policy. From February 2009 through December 2011, he served as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy for President Barack Obama. In this capacity, he led the development of our country’s first domestic National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, a five-year plan for aligning the efforts of all stakeholders to reduce the number of new HIV infections, increase access to care, and reduce HIV-related health disparities. The Strategy continues to guide the Administration’s efforts in this area. He also coordinated disability policy development for the Domestic Policy Council and worked on the policy team that spearheaded the development and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
From 2000 through 2009, Mr. Crowley was a Senior Research Scholar at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute and he received a concurrent appointment as Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute shortly after the institute was established. During this time, his research covered a range of health policy issues with an emphasis on Medicaid and Medicare policy, especially as these programs impact people with HIV and other disabilities. He has also served as an informal resource and counsel for Congressional staff and he advised national consumer coalitions, including the HIV Health Care Access Working Group and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. From 1994 through 2000, he served in various leadership roles at the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), most recently as Deputy Executive Director for Programs. 
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).