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.