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Sean Travis Allen, DrPH

  • Assistant Scientist

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 184
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

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DrPH, The George Washington University, 2015
MPH, University of Kentucky, 2012
BS, University of Kentucky, 2010
BS, University of Kentucky, 2010


Dr. Sean T. Allen is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. His research applies quantitative and geospatial methods to examine the structural drivers of public health among marginalized populations, including people who use drugs. Dr. Allen has particular interests in rural health disparities, harm reduction initiatives, policy change as a structural intervention for HIV prevention, and the intersections between research and drug policy. Dr. Allen completed his post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University in the Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program. During his post-doctoral training, he also served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Recent Publications

  • Allen ST, O’Rourke A, White RH, Schneider KE, Kilkenny M, Sherman SG. Estimating the Number of People Who Inject Drugs in A Rural County in Appalachia. Am J Public Health. 2019.
  • Footer KHA, Park JN, Allen ST, et al. Police-Related Correlates of Client-Perpetrated Violence Among Female Sex Workers in Baltimore City, Maryland. Am J Public Health. 2019;109(2):289-295.
  • Sherman SG, Park JN, Galai N, Allen ST, Huettner SS, Silberzahn BE, Decker MR, Poteat TC, Footer KHA. Drivers of HIV infection among cisgender and transgender female sex worker populations in Baltimore city: Results from the SAPPHIRE study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019.
  • Allen ST, Footer KHA, Galai N, Park JN, Silberzahn B, Sherman SG. Implementing Targeted Sampling: Lessons Learned from Recruiting Female Sex Workers in Baltimore, MD. J Urban Health. 2018.
  • Park JN, Weir BW, Allen ST, Chaulk P, Sherman SG. Fentanyl-contaminated drugs and non-fatal overdose among people who inject drugs in Baltimore, MD. Harm Reduct J. 2018;15(1):34.