Eli Coleman, PhD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Eli Coleman

Contact Info

dreli@umn.edu

Office Phone (612) 625-1500

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
180 West Bank Office Bldg
1300 S Second St
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Eric Collins

Administrative Phone
612-625-1500

Administrative Email
ericc@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-625-8311

PhD, University of Minnesota

Summary

Eli Coleman, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Program in Human Sexuality. He holds the first and only endowed academic chair in sexual health. 

Dr. Coleman is the author of numerous articles and books on compulsive sexual behavior, sexual offenders, sexual orientation, gender dysphoria, chemical dependency and family intimacy and on the psychological and pharmacological treatment of a variety of sexual dysfunctions and disorders. He is one of the founding editors of the International Journal of Transgenderism and is the founding and current editor of the International Journal of Sexual Health.

He is one of the past-presidents of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the World Association for Sexual Health, the International Academy for Sex Research and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. He is currently the Chair of the WPATH Standards of Care Revision Committee. He has been a frequent consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (the regional office of WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Pronouns: he/him/his

Expertise

Sexual health, impulsive/compulsive sexual behavior, sexual identity and development, transgender health, HIV prevention

Awards & Recognition

United States Sexual Health Award, 2019

US Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Award

First Endowed Chair in Sexual Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School

World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) Gold Medal

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s (SSSS) Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award

Society for Sex Therapy & Research’s (SSTAR) Masters and Johnson Award

Midcontinent Region of the SSSS Alfred E. Kinsey Award 

Eastern Region of the SSSS John Money Award

Research

Publications

This lists only ten recent publications.

Eisenberg, M. E., McMorris, B. J., Rider, G. N., Gower, A. L., & Coleman, E. (2020). “It’s kind of hard to go to the doctor’s office if you’re hated there.” A call for gender-affirming care from transgender and gender diverse adolescents. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28(3), 1082-1089.https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12941

Coleman, E., Swinburne Romine, R., Dickenson, J., & Miner, M. H. (2020). Compulsive Sexuality Behavior Inventory—13. In R. R. Milhausen, J. K. Sakaluk, T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, & W. L. Yarber (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (4th ed., pp. 254-257). New York: Routledge.

Bockting, W. O., Miner, M. H., Swinburne Romine, R. E., Dolezal, C., Robinson, B. B. E., Rosser, B. R. S., & Coleman, E. (2020). The Transgender Identity Survey: A measure of internalized transphobia. LGBT Health,7(1), 15-27. https://doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2018.0265

Zhang, Q., Goodman, M., Adams, N., Corneil, T., Hashemi, L., Kreukels, B., Motmans, J., Snyder, R., & Coleman, E. (2020). Epidemiological considerations in transgender health: A systematic review with focus on higher quality data. International Journal of Transgender Health, 21(2), 125-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/26895269.2020.1753136

Miner, M. H., Dickenson, J., & Coleman, E. (2019). Effects of emotions on sexual behavior in men with and without hypersexuality. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 26(1-2), 24-41. doi:10.1080/10720162.2018.1564408

Ford, J. V., Vargas, E. C., Finotelli Jr, I., Fortenberry, J. D., Kosmödi, E., Philpott, A., Rubio-Aurioles, E., & Coleman, E. (2019). Why pleasure matters: Its global relevance for sexual health, sexual rights and wellbeing. International Journal of Sexual Health, 31(3), 217-230. doi:10.1080/19317611.2019.1654587

Eisenberg, M. E., Gower, A. L., Rider, G. N., McMorris, B. J., Coleman, E. (in press). At the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity: Variations in emotional distress and bullying experience in a large population-based sample of U.S. adolescents. Journal of LGBT Youth. January 17, 2019

Miner, M. H., Dickenson, J., Coleman, E. (in press). Effects of emotions on sexual behavior in men with and without hypersexuality. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, in press Dec. 18, 2018.

Eisenberg, M. E., Gower, A. L., McMorris, B. J., Rider, G. N., & Coleman, E. (2019). Emotional distress, bullying victimization, and protective factors among transgender and gender diverse adolescents in city, suburban, town, and rural locations. The Journal of Rural Health, 35(2), 270-281. doi:10.1111/jrh.12311

Eisenberg, M. E., Gower, A. L., Rider, G. N., McMorris, B. J., & Coleman, E. (2019). At the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity: Variations in emotional distress and bullying experience in a large population-based sample of U.S. adolescents. Journal of LGBT Youth, 16(3), 235-254. doi:10.1080/19361653.2019.1567435

Coleman, E., et al. (2018). An integrative biopsychosocial and sex positive model of understanding and treatment of impulsive/compulsive sexual behavior. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 25(2-3), 125-152. doi:10.1080/10720162.2018.1515050

Coleman, E., Dickenson, J. (2018). Deviance or normalcy? The relationship between paraphilic thoughts and behaviors, hypersexuality, and psychopathology in a sample of university students. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 15(12), 1824-1825. doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.09.014

Clinical

Clinics

Center for Sexual Health