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Phone: 765-494-4003


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502 N University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Christopher Lance Coleman

Professor, School Head, Mark and Maureen Miller Head, School of Nursing

Associate Dean Clinical Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Research: Behavioral Interventions, Behavioral Clinical Trials, Quantitative/Qualitative Methods, HIV Risk Reduction, Symptom Management
  • Teaching & Learning: PhD/Masters/Undergraduate: Research, Measurement, Mental Health, Psychopharmacology
  • Clinical/Professional Practice: Administration/ Mental Health/Critical Care
  • Engagement:Hospital Boards/ Chair Community Based Non Profit Board Member/ CBPR/ Ryan White Planning Council Finance Committee

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

School of Nursing Research Area(s)

  • Health Promotion and Population Health
  • Mental Health


Dr. Christopher Lance Coleman, joined Purdue University School of Nursing July 1, 2022 as the School Head & Professor- West Lafayette Campus. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Coleman was Associate Dean & Professor IUSON Fort Wayne Campus. Previously he served as Department Chair & Professor of the UTHSC, CON, and 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 also served as the Co-Director of the Center of Health Equity Research Center School of Nursing.

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. Dr. Coleman is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the author of two books and has served as PI and Co-I on Federal, foundation, and intramural grants. His work has been published in leading peer review journals and presented regionally and nationally to multidisciplinary audiences.


  • Post Doctoral Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • PhD, 1996 University of California, San Francisco
  • MPH, 2004 Johns Hopkins University
  • MS, 1991 Oregon Health Sciences University
  • BS, 1986 Walla Walla University

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Founded and chaired the IU school of nursing three campus LGBTQ taskforce of 21
  • Served on the “Big Ten Schools” Diversity Initiative
  • Served on the IU DEI Working Group that developed in conjunction with an outside consultant a comprehensive set up recommendations to advance DEI across three campuses.
  • Co-created a signature post-doctoral scholar’s pipeline program University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Selected Publications

  • A.,D.F. Sherman, ; S. K. Smith, S.E., Moore, C.L.,Coleman,T.,Hughes, C.,Dorsen,; M.S., Balthazar, M., Klepper, R., Mukerjee, K.M., Bower, (under review)Nursing Pre-licensure and Graduate Education for LGBTQ Health: An Integrative Review. Journal of Nursing Education
  • Hughes, T., Jackman, K., Dorsen, C., Aslanian-Engoren, C., Ghazal, L., Christenbery, T., Coleman, C. L., Mackin, M. L., Moore, S. E., Mukerjee, R., Sherman, A. D. F., Smith, S., & Walker, R. (In-Press). How can the nursing profession reduce sexual and gender minority related health disparities? Recommendations from the First National Nursing LGBTQ Health Summit. Nursing Outlook.
  • *Coleman, C.L. (2018). Qualitative analysis of family support among older seropositive African American MSM. Journal of Cultural Diversity, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p82-86.
  • 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,

Selected Honors/Awards

  • President’s Circle, American Academy of Nursing - August ,1 2021
  • ELAN Leadership Fellow, American Association of Colleges of Nursing - June,30,2020
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Fellow - June,2017
  • Society of Luther Christman Fellow - October, 2016

Selected Grants

  • Coleman, C.L. (Co-Investigator) “Barbershop-based HIV/STD Risk Reduction for African American Young Men” National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Child and Health Development for Direct cost $2,475,850.00. Indirect Cost $3,899,464.00. R01-1R01HD061061-01
  • Coleman, C.L., (Co-Investigator), (April 2007-March, 2012) Help Us Save Us! HIV/STI Risk Reduction for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Mental Health R01 Direct cost $2,493,935 total cost $3,701,546. R01-1R01MH079736-01A1

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow American Academy of Nursing