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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

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 D, Coe NB, Engelberg RA, Curtis JR. Economic Feasibility of Staffing the Intensive Care Unit with a Communication Facilitator. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27676259

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 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]  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

Petrescu-Prahova M, Belza B, Leith K, Allen P, Coe NB, Anderson LA. Using Social Network Analysis to Assess Mentorship and Collaboration in a Public Health Network. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Aug 20;12:E130. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150103.  PMID: 26292061

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