Social & Education Policy

Chelsea Crain

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration and Economics, Coe College
  • Researcher, Social and Education Policy Research Program


Chelsea Crain is an assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration and Economics at Coe College and holds a complimentary appointment in the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa. Dr. Crain attended graduate school in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa and received her Masters and Ph.D in economics.  Her research interests are primarily in the field of health economics with a focus on food policy and nutrition. 

Research Interests

  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics

Educational Background

  • PhD, University of Iowa, Economics, 2019
  • MA, University of Iowa, Economics, 2016
  • BA, Coe College, Mathematics, 2014