Dr. Kimberly Coleman

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
Portage 209
Phone: 
443-885-3127
Email: 
kimberly.coleman@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006

M.P.H., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, 2002

B.A., Psychology, Spelman College, 1994

Education:

Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006

M.P.H., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, 2002

B.A., Psychology, Spelman College, 1994

Dr. Kimberly Coleman joined the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University in August 2014. Her primary research and practice expertise focus is examining the relationship between religion, spirituality, and health; public health and disability; sexuality education and development and implementation of community health promotion interventions. Dr. Coleman has worked in health ministry management, health care services administration, research project coordination and smoking cessation and weight management-focused health counseling.

Her research is timely and developed to benefit public health practice by communities of change. Dr. Coleman is currently a Co-Primary Investigator with Dr. Sabriya Dennis on Project P.E.EP. T.H.I.S. (Peers Engaging and Empowering Peers Towards a Healthier & Informed Sex Practices). This three-year SAMHSA-funded project is engaging African-American emerging adults ages 18 -24 in an integrated prevention intervention program to prevent and reduce substance abuse and the transmission of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis-C virus. In 2006, she developed of the Black Christians' HIV/AIDS Survey-Revised (BCHAS-R), a first of its kind survey which assesses black Protestant congregations' readiness for engaging successful HIV ministry. She was Co-PI on the Minority-Serving Institutions' HIV Prevention Sustainability Demonstration Initiative (Status Matters: Empowering NCCU Women Against HIV), a $250,000, a three-year grant sponsored by the U.S. Office of HIV/AIDS Policy. In 2008, she was awarded a $100,000 contract from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for the New Tools, New Visions 2 project to develop community-based participatory research infrastructures addressing health equity and social justice. Additionally, Dr. Coleman has presented original works of research and practice at several national annual meetings, including the American Public Health Association, Society for Public Health Education, and the National HIV Prevention Conference.

Dr. Coleman is committed to the health education profession, serving on public health and health education-focused organizations and projects. Upon joining Morgan State University, she was selected by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene & Maryland Insurance Administration to serve on the Workgroup for Workforce Development for Community Health Workers. She was among the first cohort to earn the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) designation in April 2011. She was inducted into the Alpha Alpha Chapter (SIUC) of Eta Sigma Gamma, the national health education honorary in 2003. Dr. Coleman has been Chair and program planner for APHA's Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, served as a governing board member for the Society for the Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues, and was elected to a three-year term of the Board of Directors for the former American Association for Health Education. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in health education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, a Master of Public Health degree in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College.

PUBLICATIONS:

Coleman, K. M. & Watkins, K. Z. B. (2015). A tale of two professors. In P. Mosley & S. K. Hargrove (Eds.), Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty. Waltham, MA: Waltham Press/Elsevier.

Heintzman, P. & Coleman, K. M. (2010). Leisure and spiritual health. In L. Payne, B. Ainsworth, & G. Godbey (Eds.), Leisure, Health and Wellness: Making the Connections. State College, PA: Venture Publishing.

Coleman, K. M. (2006). Assessing African-American Christians' motivational factors for participation in HIV/AIDS ministry. (Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006). (UMI No. 3244495).

Coleman, K. M. (2002). Background. Proceedings of the national service forum: Implications for professional preparation of special education teachers in health education (pp. 1-2). Reston, VA: American Association for Health Education/American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.