Norma B. Coe

Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Norma B. Coe is an associate professor of medical ethics & health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an economist whose research focuses on identifying causal effects of policies that directly and indirectly impact health, human behavior, health care access, and health care utilization. Norma is the Director of the Policy and Economics of Disability, Aging, and Long Term Care lab and Co-Director of the Population Aging Research Center. In her research, Dr. Coe merges the rigor of economic thinking and empirical analysis with the practical health services skills of measurement and knowledge of the health policy context to answer pressing questions for policymakers and other stakeholders on how we can improve aging in America.

Previously, Dr. Coe was an assistant professor in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington, the associate director of research at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, and an assistant professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands where she was awarded the Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship from the European Union to study the health effects of retirement. She has also worked at the Urban Institute and the Department of the Treasury in the Division of Tax Analysis.

Dr. Coe earned her B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.