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Norma B. Coe

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Affiliate Associate Professor, Health Services

Associate Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania


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

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Professor Coe is now an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is a health economist with expertise in the economics of aging, labor and public economics and was previously a core faculty member of the UW PhD Program in Health Services.

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, Chapman CG. 2SLS versus 2SRI: Appropriate methods for rare outcomes and/or rare exposures. Health Econ. 2018 Jun;27(6):937-955. doi: 10.1002/hec.3647. Epub 2018 Mar 26.  PMID: 29577493

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. 2017 Apr 1;57(2):292-299. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu082.  PMID: 25209446

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

Member, dissertation committee for Sungchul Park
Understanding Unintended Consequences of Risk Adjustment and Proposing Alternative Risk Adjustment

Member, dissertation committee for Benjamin Ely
Antibiotics and acute respiratory tract infections: a policy evaluation of the CDCís Get Smart about Antibiotics campaign.

Chair, thesis committee for Andrew Jopson
Contingent Workers in Long-Term Care

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

ACTIVE Cognitive Training Trial: 20-Yr Follow-up of Functioning, Health, & Dementia
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
PI:   Willis           Dates:    7/1/2017 - 6/30/2021

Current and Future Costs of Alzheimer's and Dementia Care - Year 3
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Coe           Dates:    5/1/2017 - 4/30/2018

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