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Norma B. Coe

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Assistant Professor, Health Services


PhD   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005   (Economics)
BA   College of William And Mary, 1997   (Economics)

Contact Info


office:   H-670F, Health Sciences Building

University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-616-8530
fax:   206-543-3964


Professor Coe is a health economist who joined the Health Services faculty in 2013. Her expertise is in the economics of aging, labor and public economics. Her research focus is on how government policies interact with each other and how they influence individual behavior.

Long-term care; disability policy; health insurance; how government programs impact health and behavior; how health/disability and the labor market are intertwined

Basu A, Coe NB. 2SLS vs 2SRI: Appropriate Methods for Rare Outcomes and/or Rare Exposures. Health Econ. 2017 Mar 5. doi: 10.1002/hec.3490. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 28260248

Khandelwal N, Benkeser D, Coe NB, Engelberg RA, Curtis JR. Economic Feasibility of Staffing the Intensive Care Unit with a Communication Facilitator. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Dec;13(12):2190-2196.  PMID: 27676259

Khandelwal N, Benkeser D, Coe NB, Engelberg RA, Teno JM, Curtis JR. Patterns of Cost for Patients Dying in the Intensive Care Unit and Implications for Cost Savings of Palliative Care Interventions. J Palliat Med. 2016 Nov;19(11):1171-1178.  PMID: 27813724

Khandelwal N, Benkeser DC, Coe NB, Curtis JR. Potential Influence of Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Consultation on ICU Costs for Patients With Chronic and Serious Illness. Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug;44(8):1474-81. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001675.  PMID: 26974546    PMCID: PMC4949109

Broyles IH, Sperber NR, Voils CI, Konetzka RT, Coe NB, Van Houtven CH. Understanding the Context for Long-Term Care Planning. Med Care Res Rev. 2016 Jun;73(3):349-68. doi: 10.1177/1077558715614480. Epub 2015 Nov 9.  PMID: 26553887

Chair, dissertation committee for Sarah Beth Barnett
Economic evaluations of state and local policies: Depression and related outcomes in populations of vulnerable adults

Member, dissertation committee for Lindsay White
Interpersonal continuity of care in older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Evaluating Diverse Staffing Models, Settings, and Outcomes for PEARLS
AARP Foundation
PI:   Petrescu-Prahova           Dates:    4/1/2017 - 3/31/2019

Mathematica WSWC SSD
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
PI:   Franklin           Dates:    6/1/2016 - 9/30/2017

Current and Future Costs of Alzheimer's and Dementia Care - Year 2
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Coe           Dates:    5/1/2016 - 4/30/2017

Current and Future Costs of Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Coe           Dates:    7/1/2015 - 6/30/2019

Family Structure, Informal Care, and Long-term Care Insurance
Duke University
PI:   Coe           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014