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Jenell Sheree Coleman, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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  • Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • AIDS Research - Prevention Core, Center for
  • Global Health, Center for


Contraception, Family Planning, Fibroids, Gynecological Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, HIV AIDS, HIV/STD Interaction, Human Papillomavirus Infections, Hysterectomy, Infectious Diseases and International Health, Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Ovarian Cysts, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Womens Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Surgical Infections


Dr. Jenell Coleman is assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics with a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include comprehensive gynecologic care of women from adolescence to menopause.  She has a particular interest in reproductive health care among disadvantaged or marginalized women including women who inject drugs, sex workers, poverty-stricken women, and women living with HIV.

Dr. Coleman earned her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed Ob/Gyn residency at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She completed a fellowship in reproductive infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco and received a Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Coleman lived in Kenya, where she led research projects among women living with HIV.  Upon returning, she joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and established a pregnancy and infectious disease clinic that delivered the largest number of pregnant women living with HIV in the city. 

Dr. Coleman joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2010 to further her research.  Her research interests include safer conception among HIV serodiscordant couples, cervical cancer prevention in resource-constrained countries, contraception in HIV infected women, STD prevention and management, surgical site infections, HIV prevention technologies including pre-exposure prophylaxis and microbicides, and the interaction between violence against women and STD/HIV.  She has published numerous articles, written several book chapters, and presented her research in national and international settings.


  • English


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

International AIDS Society

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  • Education +


    • University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley CA ) (2005)
    • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Philadelphia PA ) (1999)


    • University of CaliforniaLos Angeles (now David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA) / Obstetrics and Gynecology (Los Angeles CA ) (2003)


    • University of California San Francisco (San Francisco CA ) (2005)


    • Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

    Coleman JS, Hitti J, Bukusi EA, Mwachari C, Muliro A, Nguti R, Gausman R, Jensen S, Patton D,Lockhart D, Coombs R, Cohen CR. Infectious Correlates of HIV-1 Shedding from the Female Upper and Lower Genital Tracts. AIDS. 2007 Mar 30;21(6):755-9.

    Mmeje O and Coleman JS. Concurrent Patient-Partner Treatment in Pregnancy: An Alternative to Expedited Partner Therapy? Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2012 Sept; 39(9): 665-670.

    Coleman JS, Chaturvedula, A.; Hendrix, C. Method of hormonal contraception is associated with lower tenofovir concentration in healthy women (MTN-001): implications for pre-exposure prophylaxis. J Intl AIDS Soc 2012 Oct;15:139-140.

    Coleman JS, Gaydos CA, Witter F. Trichomonas vaginalis vaginitis in Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice: New Concepts and Controversies. Obstet Gynecol Survey 2013 Jan;68 (1): 43-50.

    Coleman JS, Mwachari C, Balkus J, SanguliL, Muliro A, Agnew K, Coombs R, Cohen C, Hitti J. Effect of the levonorgestrel intrauterine device on genital HIV RNA shedding among HIV-infected women not taking antiretroviral therapy in Nairobi, Kenya. JAIDS 2013 Jun; 63(2):245-8.

    Coleman JS, Green I, Scheib S, Sewell C, Lee J, Anderson J. Surgical Site Infections after Hysterectomy among HIV-infected Women in the HAART Era: a single institution’s experience from 1999 – 2012. AJOG 2014 Feb 210(2):117.

    Jackson J, McNair T, and Coleman JS. Over-screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea among Urban Women Age 25 and Older. AJOG 2014 June 28 [Epub]

    Sheth S, Coleman J: HIV in Pregnancy. In John Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 5th edition, edited by Jessica Bienstock, Edward Wallach, Harold Fox. 2013

    Sangini S. Sheth, Jenell Coleman, Tirza Cannon, Mariam Fofana, Lorraine Milio, Jean Keller, Jean Anderson, Cynthia H. Argani. History of depression and non-adherence to HAART in pregnant women with perinatally acquired HIV. In revision AIDS Care 

    Sampah M, Blankson J, Siliciano R, Coleman JS. Medroxyprogesterone Increases HIV infection of PBMCs in-vitro. Under review

    Coleman JS*, Boelig RC, Keller J, Sewell C, and Anderson J. Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of HIV-infected Women and HIV-affected Couples Seeking Preconception Counseling. Under review

    McNair T, Roberts E, China, W, Coleman JS. Cost-Effectiveness of Baltimore City Health Department’s Expedited Partner Therapy Program to Reduce Chlamydia Reinfection. Under review

    Liao C, Wahab M, Anderson J and Coleman JS. Reclaiming Fertility Awareness Methods to Inform Timed Intercourse for HIV Serodiscordant Couples Attempting to Conceive. In revision JIAS

    Coleman JS, Cespedes MS, Kosgei RJ, Maloba M, Cu-Uvin S, Anderson J, Wools-Kaloustian K. Capacity for Cervical Cancer Prevention at Select HIV Care Programs in Resource-Limited Settings: Implications for Expansion. Under review

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Professional Activities

    Reviewer, ACOG Committee on Scientific Program 

    Ad hoc reviewer, NIH Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group 

    Member, CDC Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission Stakeholder Group

    Member, CDC Reproductive Health, Family Planning and Preconception Care Group



  • Videos & Media +

    Lectures and Presentations

        “HIV in Women”  June 2014 

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    PrEPared to Fight: A Woman-Centered Approach to HIV Prevention July 2014

  • Events +

    Speaking Engagements

    ACOG 2015 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

    In this course, we will discuss HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and treatment as prevention (TASP), current U.S. recommendations on PrEP and TaSP, and how Ob/Gyns can prescribe PrEP in their practice through didactics and case presentations.

    2015-05-06 11:30

  • Contact & Locations +


    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-4495
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0400
    Fax: 410-955-1003
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-4495
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0400
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