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, Kross EK, Engelberg RA, Coe NB, Long AC, Curtis JR. Estimating the Effect of Palliative Care Interventions and Advance Care Planning on ICU Utilization: A Systematic Review. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25574794

Coe NB, Skira MM, Van Houtven CH. Long-term care insurance: Does experience matter? J Health Econ. 2015 Jan 12;40C:122-131. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2015.01.001. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25647006    PMCID: PMC4375055

Khandelwal N, Engelberg RA, Benkeser DC, Coe NB, Curtis JR. End-of-life expenditure in the ICU and perceived quality of dying. Chest. 2014 Dec;146(6):1594-603. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0182.  PMID: 25451349    PMCID: PMC4251619

Sperber NR, Voils CI, Coe NB, Konetzka RT, Boles J, Van Houtven CH. How Can Adult Children Influence Parents' Long-Term Care Insurance Purchase Decisions? Gerontologist. 2014 Sep 10. pii: gnu082. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25209446

Van Houtven CH, Coe NB, Skira MM. The effect of informal care on work and wages. J Health Econ. 2013 Jan;32(1):240-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.10.006. Epub 2012 Oct 26.  PMID: 23220459

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

Protecting the Vulnerable when Increasing Social Security’s Earliest Eligibility Age: SSI at 62
Trustees of Boston College
PI:   Coe           Dates:    2/1/2013 - 9/29/2013

The Market for Long-Term Care Insurance
Trustees of Boston College
PI:   Coe           Dates:    2/1/2013 - 8/31/2013

Family Structure, Informal Care, and Long-term Care Insurance
Duke University
PI:   Coe           Dates:    2/1/2013 - 7/31/2013