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Kate Coleman-Minahan

Faculty Research AffiliatePhD, University of Colorado Denver

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Colorado
Kate Coleman-Minahan



Reproductive Health, Migration, Latino/a Families, Gender, Adolescents


Kate Coleman-Minahan is a nurse practitioner and social scientist who received her PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver. She joined the Texas Policy Evaluation Project as a postdoctoral researcher in 2015 and is currently involved with the postpartum contraception survey, the community college survey and the prenatal contraceptive counseling project.

Kate’s research examines how demographic processes, including the intersection of socioeconomic status and culture, influence reproductive health disparities among Latina women. She was a National Institute of Nursing Predoctoral Fellow and conducted a mixed methods dissertation to examine reproductive health outcomes among Mexican-origin young women. Kate also worked with the Colorado School of Public Health on the Ford Foundation funded “Social Media for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Access, and Justice” project exploring reproductive health decision-making among adolescents. Her work has documented the inextricable link between culture and structural factors. 

For the past five years, Kate has provided primary care to young mothers and their children at the Young Mother’s Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She strives to be an empowering influence in the lives of young women. In addition to researching reproductive health from a population level, her patients provide personal experiences with reproductive health decision-making and their daily struggles with poverty and discrimination.

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