Jeffrey S. Crowley is a distinguished scholar and director of the Infectious Diseases Initiative at the O’Neill Institute. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Crowley served from 2009 to 2011 as director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and senior advisor on disability policy for President Barack Obama, where he led the development of the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. From 2000 to 2009, Crowley was a senior research scholar at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute and joined O’Neill as a senior scholar when it was founded in 2007. He has extensive experience working on issues related to health care financing for low-income and underserved populations, including Medicaid, Medicare, and private health insurance system, as well as consumer protection issues such as health privacy. From 1994 to 2000, he served in senior policy and management positions at the National Association of People with AIDS.

Crowley received his master’s in public health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and a B.A. 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 Eswatini.


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