Dr. Raphael Florestal-Kevelier, PhD, MPH

University of Illinois - Chicago

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University of Illinois - Chicago


Dr. Raphael Coleman is a public health trained higher education practitioner-scholar with over 10 years of broad and progressive experience working in residence life, student conduct, sorority and fraternity life, and college health functional areas. He currently leads Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Tulane University’s School of Public Health and CUNY’s York College. His work pays attention to health equity in higher education contexts, student mental and emotional well-being, and individual/organizational resilience. Dr. Coleman is actively engaged in the American College Health Association co-chairing the  Racial Marginalization and Health Inequities Task Force and the Research Committee of the Health Promotion Section. He has presented about cultivating equity-minded health promoting campus environments, anti-oppressive strategies for survivor advocacy, and inclusive approaches to supporting self-care and self-preservation. His scholarship has been published in the Journal of College Student Development and the Journal of College Student Retention

•Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling and Student Personnel Services
•Master of Public Health, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
•Extensive training in quantitative and qualitative research methodology
•Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating student-centered programs for public and private institutions of higher education
•University departmental collaboration and student engagement

Specialties: mixed methods, assessment, research, and evaluation; student development; housing and residence life; health promotion; event planning; and supervision.