Sean Blackburn

Sean Blackburn

Fact Checker
Our team of experienced fact checkers provides a critical layer of review to ensure content integrity. Learn about our editorial process.

Expertise

Sociology, political science, health

Education

Queens College

Highlights

I believe all people deserve to be heard, to receive justice and mercy. I went in to research to learn people's stories and tell them truthfully because without truth there is no change. One of the reasons I joined Verywell is to continue making sure everyone has access to truth to live a better life.

— Sean Blackburn

Experience

Sean graduated with a degree in sociology and with his wife moved to Southeast Asia to work in field research. Sean spent more than two years conducting research and working with vulnerable, trafficked, and exploited people. He works as a freelance fact checker and researcher.  

Education

Sean earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Queens College in New York.  

Verywell Health Editorial Process

Verywell Health is an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the medical topics that matter most to you. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 300 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices about your health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, from physicians to medical journalists to patients/patient advocates. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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