Sean Bland

Sean Bland, JD, is a Senior Associate at the O’Neill Institute and works on HIV/AIDS law and policy initiatives. Sean manages diverse projects to assist policymakers and HIV community stakeholders assess policy options for sustaining and adapting the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and high-impact HIV prevention. He also leads projects related to the deployment of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among communities of color and adolescents and the impact of laws and policies on the health and safety of people who engage in sex work.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Sean was a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York and Washington, DC, and he worked as a research associate at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, where he helped to coordinate research projects focused on social and behavioral factors affecting HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men and transgender individuals. Additionally, he has served as a law clerk with the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the American Psychological Association, and Lambda Legal, where he held the 2011 Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights. Sean holds a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and German Studies from Yale University.

Selected Publications

Crowley, Jeffrey S., and Sean E. Bland. “Long-Acting HIV Treatment and Prevention Are Coming: Preparing for Potential Game Changers. Overview.” amfAR (2018).

Bland, Sean E., and Jeffrey S. Crowley. “Long-Acting HIV Treatment and Prevention Are Coming: Preparing for Potential Game Changers. From Laboratory to Marketplace.” amfAR (2018).

Crowley, Jeffrey S., and Sean E. Bland. “Long-Acting HIV Treatment and Prevention Are Coming: Preparing for Potential Game Changers. Assessing the Payer Landscape.” amfAR (2018).

Bland, Sean E., and Jeffrey S. Crowley. “Long-Acting HIV Treatment and Prevention Are Coming: Preparing for Potential Game Changers. Defining the Intended Market for New Products.” amfAR (2018).

Bland, Sean E, and Jeffrey 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 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.

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

Selected Presentations

Sean Bland. Social Justice and Health Equity. Panel Presentation at UCHAPS Membership Meeting. February 26, 2018.

Sean Bland, Dan Bruner, Abigail English. Youth, PrEP, Consent, etc. Workshop at the HIV Law and Practice Conference. February, 23, 2018.

Sean Bland. HIV Criminalization and the Opioid Crisis: Where We Are Now and Where We Want to Be. November 30, 2017.

Bruner, Daniel, Terrance Moore, Carmel Shachar, Sean Bland, Schott Schoettes. HIV Treatment and Prevention in the Trump Era: An Update. Presentation at the National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Conference. August 3, 2017.

Bland, Sean et al. No Entry: A History of Exclusion in US Refugee Policy. Presentation at the Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. April 20, 2017.

Bland, Sean and Hayley Scheer. HIV Criminalization in the United States: A Call to Action. November 29, 2016.

Bland, Sean E, Catherine Hanssens, and Jason Lydon. Policing HIV, Gender, and Sexuality: Recent Data on Criminal Enforcement and Conditions of Confinement [webinar]. June 22, 2016.