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Eli Coleman

Eli Coleman in a black jacket and light purple shirt posing for a portrait.

Eli Coleman, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health, UMN. Circa 2020. Photo courtesy of Eli Coleman.

Eli Coleman, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health. Dr. Coleman holds the first 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, family intimacy, and the psychological and pharmacological treatment of various sexual dysfunctions and disorders. Dr. Coleman 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.

Dr. Coleman 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. Dr. Coleman 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.

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