Dr. Raphael Coleman joined Columbia Health in 2017. Prior to joining Columbia Health, Dr. Coleman led the community well-being team within the Office of Health Promotion at Emory University. Additionally, his professional background in higher education includes experience with residence life, student conduct, and sorority and fraternity life.
As a college health professional, Dr. Coleman works to advocate for healthy behaviors, mitigate barriers to access, and build capacity for resilience in individuals and communities. To this end, his professional and academic work involves disrupting systems that negatively impact historically minoritized student populations in an effort to co-create environments that affirm students in all of their identities, facilitate their well-being, and enable their success. When not at work he enjoys brunching, visiting family and friends, karaoke, cooking, and taking advantage of the many happenings in New York City.