Craig G. Coelen is President of the National Opinion Research Center.


Dr. Coelen joined the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago as its President in May of 2000. Dr. Coelen served previously as Senior Vice President of the Urban Institute from 1991 to 2000. An economist with a Ph.D. from Syracuse University and teaching experience at Northeastern University, Dr. Coelen moved into research administration and project direction at Abt Associates, where he rose to Senior Vice President, 1985-1991, heading the Government Research Division. He brings to NORC twenty years of experience in the management and development of research organizations and a record of extensive research on the financing and delivery of health care services.

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