Norma B. Coe, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in Economics from MIT and BA in Economics from the College of William & Mary. Dr. Coe is a health 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. She has studied healthcare costs, costs to caregivers, the quality of care delivered in an informal vs. formal care setting, the cost-effectiveness of various interventions, and worked with forecasting models. In her research projects, Dr. Coe uses econometric and health services research techniques to answer pressing questions for policymakers about aging in America.


Erica Dixon, PhD is a Project Manager in the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy (MEHP) at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dixon received her PhD in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience from American University and her BA in Psychology from New York University. Erica manages the ACTIVE project, which examines how cognitive training could improve or maintain cognitive processes of daily living.