Coleman Drake, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management


A614 Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: PQENXR@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-0895

Personal Statement

Dr. Drake is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, as well as an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing (CP3). Drake earned his PhD in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration with a focus in health economics from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. He also was a health economics fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago during his final year of doctoral studies.

Dr. Drake’s research focuses on access to care for vulnerable populations. His two current areas of interest are ongoing policy changes to the Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, and geographic access to medication assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder. His research has been published in leading journals such as The Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, and The Annals of Internal Medicine.  


2018 | University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN | PhD, Health Services Research, Policy and Administration (Focus: Health Economics)

2010 | Capital University, Columbus, OH | BA Economics, Public Administration

Selected Publications


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