Christopher L. Coleman, PhD, MS, MPH, FAAN
Christopher Lance Coleman, joined the UTHSC College of Nursing as Department Chair and Professor, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention July 1, 2017. Prior to joining the UTHSC faculty, Dr. Coleman was Director of the Health Equity Collaborative, and the Fagin Term Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. While at Penn, he served as Chair of the Faculty Senate, and Chaired the Biomedical IRB Panel, and the MPH Admissions Committee in the Penn School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Additionally, he served as the Co-Director of the former Center of Health Equity Research Center School of Nursing. Additionally, he has served in key leadership roles in healthcare settings.
Dr. Coleman’s research focuses on understanding factors that influence health-promoting behaviors of HIV infected middle-aged and older African American men and HIV risk factors among vulnerable populations. Additionally, he is interested in symptom management strategies used by HIV infected populations. He has served as PI and Co-I on Federal research grants, foundations, and intramural funding. Dr. Coleman’s program of research collectively makes a substantial and significant contribution towards reducing the transmission of HIV/AIDS to the general public in particular African American MSM and women where rates have exceeded some third world countries. His work has been published in leading peer review journals to multidisciplinary audiences and presented regionally and nationally.