Sean Blackburn

Sean Blackburn

Fact checker and researcher

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 Fit Editorial Process

Verywell Fit is an award-winning online resource that empowers you to reach your diet and fitness goals. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 120 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and aligned with our core values so you can make confident choices for your life.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including registered dietitians, certified personal trainers, fitness coaches, board-certified physicians, and health journalists. 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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