Current Scholar

Aaron D. Coleman

PhD Student, Social Policy and Management
Aaron D. Coleman
Academic Institution: Brandeis University Location: Waltham, Massachusetts Cohort Start Year: 2017
Research Topics: Addiction and Substance Use, Education, Health Care Access, Public, Population, and Community Health, Public Policy
Populations Served: African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Homeless, LGBTQ+ Communities, Low-Income Communities, Men's Health, People Living with HIV/AIDS, Rural Communities, Urban Communities

FOCUS
Aaron Coleman’s research examines assets, sociopolitical structures, and their impact on the health and economic well-being of underrepresented communities. During his doctoral career, Aaron intends to conduct case studies that explore the responsibilities and potential benefits of community support groups and cultural network systems. He envisions that organizational and cultural entities possess a certain untapped capital that, if understood and utilized passionately, might serve as a model to reduce inequities in our health and social systems. Aaron is particularly focused on relational concepts and their overall influence on the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the southeastern United States.

MORE ABOUT AARON
As a doctoral student studying assets and inequalities, Aaron researches topics including educational inequality, the culture of poverty, social movements, syndemics, and HIV/AIDS among Black men who have sex with men. Additionally, Aaron has worked extensively with organizations such as Teach For America and the sociopolitical action group Equality NC.

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