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Kate Coleman-Minahan

Kate Coleman-Minahan PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
  • College of Nursing

Email Address:kate.coleman-minahan@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-0330

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Kate Coleman-Minahan is a social scientist and family nurse practitioner who joined the CU College of Nursing as an assistant professor in 2017. She is also a research affiliate at the NICHD-funded University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC). She received her PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Coleman-Minahan’s research program is motivated by her clinical practice with young people and has two foci that address reproductive health equity. First, she explores young people's reproductive aspirations and actions situated within the social and structural context of their lives. Second, she investigates how policy and clinical practice impact access to and quality of contraceptive and abortion care.

Currently, Dr. Coleman-Minahan leads an academic-community partnership funded by the Society of Family Planning to explore young people’s access to and experiences with medication abortion in four states with different abortion policy landscapes. She is also studying reproductive aspirations among immigrant young adults and is a collaborator on a project investigating fertility and contraception among Mexican-origin women in the U.S. and in Mexico.

Dr. Coleman-Minahan provides sexual and reproductive healthcare to young adults at the Adolescent Family Planning Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her goal is to increase health equity and reproductive autonomy by:

  1.  Informing health and public policy;
  2. Improving clinical practice; and
  3. Changing public narratives through de-stigmatization of sexuality, pregnancy, and abortion.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP), University of Texas at Austin 2015-2016
  • PhD in Health & Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver 2015
  • Certificate of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver 2009
  • Master's in Nursing, University of Colorado Denver 2008
  • Bachelor's in Nursing, Fairfield University 2002


  • Denver Campus Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Colorado Denver 2015
  • Ford Scholar, Ford Foundation Grant 0130-0338 Social media for sexual and reproductive rights, access, and justice. PI: Evelinn Borrayo 2013-2015
  • Ingrid Venohr Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau 2013

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