Dr. Jason D. Coleman serves as the Director of the School of Health and Kinesiology and a Professor of Public Health and Health Behavior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Prior to joining the faculty at UNO in 2010, he worked as the Director of Evaluation for the CDC/ASPPH Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership. Previously, he served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer for the Community Action for Health Program in Zambia. He led the accreditation process of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree at UNO, which was among the first cohort of standalone baccalaureate programs to be accredited by CEPH. He has worked with CEPH as a conference presenter and site visitor since 2016. Dr. Coleman’s research and public service work focuses primarily on community-based HIV/STI prevention, treatment, and care. He also conducts research in health disparities, particularly among racial, ethnic, and sexual minority communities.
Dr. Coleman is active in the public health community both locally and nationally. Recently, he served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Nebraska AIDS Project. He works closely with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to implement the statewide HIV prevention, treatment, and care plan. Additionally, he is a past chairperson of the HIV/AIDS Section of the American Public Health Association.
Dr. Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in government and international studies from the University of South Carolina, and he earned both his MSPH and PhD degrees in health promotion, education, and behavior from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.