Bernice Coleman, RN, PhD

Dr. Coleman's expertise is in Health Disparities with a focus on exploring the racial outcomes of post-heart transplantation African and Caucasian Americans. Her work extends to the African American church space with a focus on community engagement, teaching clients to monitor sodium intake, blood pressure and activity as an approach to managing and preventing hypertension. Dr. Coleman is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing from the Yale School of Nursing and a PhD from the UCLA School of Nursing. She has completed postdoctoral studies in the HLA Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai and the NINR Summer Genetics Institute. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and has presented her work nationally and internationally in heart transplantation.