Coleman-Minahan’s research focuses on reproductive health disparities among marginalized women, particularly adolescents and immigrants. First, she uses an intersectional framework that includes structural disadvantage, gender inequality, and cultural processes to examine women’s reproductive health decision-making. Second, she investigates how policy and clinical practice impact access to and quality of contraceptive and abortion care.
Coleman-Minahan provides primary care to young mothers and their children at the Young Mother’s Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She also volunteers with immigrant advocacy groups such as the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and Servicios de La Raza. This article was written in collaboration with the Scholar Strategy Network.