Coleman Drake, Ph.D. Candidate

Health Services Research, Policy and Administration (HRSP&A), PhD

Area of Emphasis: Health Economics
Advisors: Jean Abraham, Roger Feldman
Committee Members: Bryan Dowd, Lynn Blewett, Pinar Karaca-Mandic
Research Interests: Health economics, healthcare policy, applied econometrics, industrial organization, labor economics

Bio: Coleman Drake's research uses microeconomic theory, applied econometrics, and policy analysis to study health insurance and access to health care. His recent work has explored employers’ responses to the Affordable Care Act’s Cadillac tax and consumer price sensitivity in the Health Insurance Marketplaces. For his dissertation, Coleman is examining consumer valuation of physician network size in the individual health insurance market. His dissertation will compare sensitivity to premiums and network size in enrollment decisions across demographic groups and identify related adverse selection concerns.

Coleman is a doctoral candidate in health policy and management at the University of Minnesota in his fifth and final year of studies. He is a Health Economics Fellow at the University of Chicago's Becker Friedman Institute for the 2017-2018 academic year, and was an AHRQ T-32 trainee for his first four years of studies. In his spare time, he enjoys jazz music, cooking, amateur archery, and his cat, Kingsley.

Coleman is on the job market seeking a tenure-track assistant professor position for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please contact him via e-mail. 


Jean M. Abraham, Coleman Drake, Daniel Sacks, and Kosali Simon. "Demand for Health Insurance Marketplace Plans Was Highly Elastic in 2014-2015." Economics Letters. 2017, 159: 69-73.

Jean M. Abraham, Jeffrey S. McCullough, Coleman Drake, and Kosali Simon. "What Drives Insurer
Participation and Premiums in the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace?" International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. 2017: 1-18.

Coleman Drake, Lucas J. Higuera, Fernando Alarid-Escudero, and Roger Feldman. "A Kinked Health Insurance Market: Employer-Sponsored Insurance Under the Cadillac Tax." American Journal of Health
Economics. 2017, 3(4). Available at SSRN.

Jean M. Abraham, Anne B. Royalty, Coleman Drake. "Employer-Sponsored Insurance Offers: Largely Stable in 2014 Following ACA Implementation." Health Affairs. 2016, 35(11): 1-6.

Coleman Drake, Jean M. Abraham, and Jeffrey S. McCullough. "Rural Enrollment in the Federally
Facilitated Marketplace." Journal of Rural Health, 2016, 32(3): 332-339.


CV: Available here