• George Benes, MD 
    &
    Michael Mallee, EdD
    Point Scholar
  • The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Medicine & Public Health

Daniel O'Neill

Scholar Class – 2011

While growing up gay in Indiana, Daniel O’ Neill encountered homophobia on a routine basis; but at the time, he was more preoccupied with managing his type-1 diabetes, a diagnosis he received at age thirteen. Daniel began the joint MD-MPH degree program at the George Washington University School of Medicine in 2009 and will become a public health official and primary care physician, specializing in HIV/AIDS. 

Living at the epicenter of the modern epidemic, Daniel became heartbroken over the worsening HIV problem in DC’s LGBT community. As a result, he co-founded the HIV Prevention Working Group of the DC LGBT Center, as well as, DC FUK!T, a provocative safer-sex kit distribution and messaging campaign. DC FUK!T quickly became the largest distributor of condoms in DC and marked the beginning of his expanding portfolio of programmatic and policy efforts to curb the spread of HIV. Daniel is currently a member of the Community Advisory Board for Whitman-Walker Health and chairs the Policy Committee of the DC Community Coalition for the 2012 International AIDS Conference. In 2011, he received the Metro Weekly Next Generation Award for his local efforts against HIV.

Daniel began the joint MD-MPH degree program at the George Washington University School of Medicine in 2009 and will become a public health official and primary care physician, specializing in HIV/AIDS.

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