Current Scholar

Aaron D. Coleman

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

 

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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