Chris Coleman, PhD, MPH, FAAN, PMHCNS-BC

Chris Coleman, PhD, MPH, FAAN, PMHCNS-BC

Fort Wayne
Associate Dean, Fort Wayne Campus, and Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 260-257-6795
Liberal Arts 345, Fort Wayne


Post Doctoral Fellowship Program, UCLA School of Nursing
PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Master's in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
MS, Oregon Health Sciences University
BS, Walla Walla University


Coleman joined the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) July 1, 2018 as the associate dean and professor, Fort Wayne Campus. Prior to joining the IUSON, he was department chair and professor of the UTHSC College of Nursing, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and director of the Health Equity Collaborative, and the Fagin Term Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. 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, Dr. Coleman is interested in symptom management strategies used by HIV infected populations. 

Coleman most recently completed a year-long leadership fellowship with the Society of Behavioral Medicine. In addition to completing his BS, MS, and PhD with a minor in education from the University of California, San Francisco, he completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship program at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing, concentrating on the quantitative measurement of health-related quality of life in persons living with AIDS. He earned an MPH from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health focusing on the epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Selected Publications

Coleman, C.L. (in press). Qualitative analysis of family support among older seropositive  African American MSM. Journal of Cultural Diversity.

M.,Wicks, J. Alejandro, D. Bertrand, C. Boyd, C. L. Coleman, et al. (2018) Achieving advance care planning in diverse, underserved populations. Nursing Outlook, 66(3), 311-315.

Coleman, C. L. (2018). Physical and psychological abuse among seropositive African American MSM 50 aged years and older. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39(1), 46-52.

Coleman, C. L. (2017). Qualitative perspectives about living with HIV from seropositive African American MSM 50 years and older. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(6), 486-492.

Coleman, C. L. (2017). Health related quality of life and depressive symptoms among seropositive African Americans. Applied Nursing Research, 33, 138-141.

Coleman, C. L. (2016) Predictors of depression among seropositive Batswana men and women: A descriptive correlational study. Archives in Psychiatric Nursing, 30, 736-739.

Coleman, C. L. (2016) Correlates of condom use among substance using older seropositive MSM: Implications for mental health practice. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 727-733.