Daniel Chiarilli

Daniel joined Columbia Health in 2001 when he began volunteering as a Peer Advocate at the Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) while a PhD student in GSAS. He began working full time with Columbia Health in 2005 and served as the Coordinator and Assistant Director until 2016 when he started his current role as Associate Director. In 2020, GHAP programs and services were integrated with Alice! Health Promotion.

In his role, Daniel oversees the GHAP peer advocacy services; manages GHAP’s HIV treatment and prevention initiatives; evaluates and develops Columbia Health policies pertaining to LGBTQ care and sexual and reproductive health; and facilitates support groups for the Columbia student community. Additionally, Daniel provides Tobacco Cessation counseling for students considering quitting or reducing smoking/vaping. 

Outside of his day-to-day work, he occasionally teaches Music Humanities, part of Columbia’s Core Curriculum.


  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.A., Northwestern University

Published Articles

  • Pinsky, L., Chiarilli, D., Klausner, J., Kull, R., O’Keefe, R., Heffer, C., Seward, S. (2012) Rates of asymptomatic nonurethral gonorrhea and chlamydia in a population of university men who have sex with men. Journal of American College Health.

Awards & Honors

  • Dean Peter J. Awn Faculty/Staff Award | LGBTQIAwards, Lavender Graduation | 2020