Former White House HIV/AIDS Policy Expert Joins O’Neill Institute
September 25, 2012 – The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown has named HIV/AIDS and disability policy expert Jeffrey Crowley as a distinguished scholar and program director of the institute’s new national HIV/AIDS initiative.
Crowley has served as director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and as senior advisor on disability policy for President Obama.
“Jeff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about infectious disease control policy to the O’Neill Institute and we are thrilled that he is joining our team,” said Lawrence Gostin, faculty director at the O’Neill Institute.
During his time at the White House, Crowley led the development of the nation’s first domestic National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, a five-year plan for aligning the efforts of numerous stakeholders to reduce the number of new HIV infections, increase access to care and reduce HIV-related health disparities.
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.
Prior to his White House tenure, Crowley worked as a senior research scholar at Georgetown’s Health Policy Institute. He received a concurrent appointment as senior scholar at the O’Neill Institute shortly after it was established.
“It was an incredible privilege to have had a role in working with government and community partners to develop our national strategy, and I look forward to continuing our collective efforts to implement it,” says Crowley. “The O’Neill Institute is a great place for me to do this work, and I am honored to join so many talented faculty members.”