About

Kara Coleman

Kara Coleman

  • Project Director
  • Biomedical Programs,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts

Profile

Kara Coleman, Ph.D., manages Pew’s biomedical programs, which include the biomedical scholars, the Pew-Stewart scholars for cancer research, and the Latin American fellows. These initiatives support groundbreaking research by funding outstanding, competitively selected scientists early in their careers.

Coleman completed her doctorate in cell and molecular biology with Roger Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she studied the role of the BRCA1 breast cancer susceptibility gene in DNA repair.   

Before joining Pew, Coleman developed an expertise in science writing and oversaw the development of medical content as scientific director at ETHOS Health Communications.