Frank A. Sloan

J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management

External Address: 
236 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097
(919) 613-9358

Professor Sloan is interested in studying the subjects of health policy and the economics of aging, hospitals, health, pharmaceuticals, and substance abuse. He has received funding from numerous research grants that he earned for studies of which he was the principal investigator. His most recent grants were awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Disease Control, the Pew Charitable Trust, and the National Institute on Aging. Titles of his projects include, “Why Mature Smokers Do Not Quit,” “Legal and Economic Vulnerabilities of the Master Settlement Agreement,” “Determinants and Cost of Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly and Near-elderly,” and “Reinsurance Markets and Public Policy.” He received the Investigator Award for his work on the project, “Reoccurring Crises in Medical Malpractice.” Some of his earlier works include the studies entitled, “Policies to Attract Nurses to Underserved Areas,” “The Impact of National Economic Conditions on the Health Care of the Poor-Access,” and “Analysis of Physician Price and Output Decisions.” Professor Sloan’s latest research continues to investigate the trends and repercussions of medical malpractice, physician behavior, and hospital behavior.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1969

Sloan, FA, and Hsieh, C-R. Student Solutions Manual to Accompany Health Economics. April 2012.

Sloan, FA, and Hsieh, CR. Health Economics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, March 2012. (Textbook)

Sloan, F, and Chepke, L. Medical Malpractice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

Countries, COCCIL-AM-I, Health, BOG, and Medicine, IO. Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Edited by FA Sloan and H Gelband. National Academies Press, January 26, 2007.

Sloan, FA, and Kozecke, L. The Law and Economics of Public Health. Now Publishers, 2007. (Textbook) Full Text

Sloan, FA, Smith, VK, and D H Taylor, J. The Smoking Puzzle: Information, Risk Perception, and Choice. Harvard University Press, 2003.

Sloan, FA, Stout, E, Whetten-Goldstein, K, and Liang, L. Drinkers, Drivers, and Bartenders Balancing Private Choices and Public Accountability. University of Chicago Press, June 26, 2000.

Medicine, IO, and Homes, COTAONSIHAN. Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Is It Adequate?. Edited by FA Sloan, GS Wunderlich, and CK Davis. National Academies Press, March 27, 1996.

Richman, B, Sloan, F, and Grossman, D. "Fragmentation in Mental Health Benefits and Services: A Preliminary Examination into Consumption and Outcomes." In The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions. 2010. (Chapter)

Akushevich, I, Yashkin, AP, Kravchenko, J, Fang, F, Arbeev, K, Sloan, F, and Yashin, AI. "Theory of partitioning of disease prevalence and mortality in observational data." Theoretical population biology 114 (April 2017): 117-127. Full Text

Abdelgadir, J, Tran, T, Muhindo, A, Obiga, D, Mukasa, J, Ssenyonjo, H, Muhumza, M, Kiryabwire, J, Haglund, MM, and Sloan, FA. "Estimating the Cost of Neurosurgical Procedures in a Low-income Setting: An Observational Economic Analysis." World neurosurgery (February 16, 2017). Full Text

Sloan, FA, McCutchan, SA, and Eldred, LM. "Alcohol-Impaired Driving and Perceived Risks of Legal Consequences." Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research 41, no. 2 (February 2017): 432-442. Full Text

Robinson, PA, Sloan, FA, and Eldred, LM. "Advantageous Selection, Moral Hazard, and Insurer Sorting: On Risk in the U.S. Automobile Insurance Market." Journal of Risk and Insurance (November 2016). Full Text

Eldred, LM, Gifford, EJ, McCutchan, SA, and Sloan, FA. "Factors predicting prosecution of child maltreatment cases." Children and Youth Services Review 70 (November 2016): 201-205. Full Text

Sloan, F, Eldred, L, McCutchan, S, and Platt, A. "Deterring Rearrests for Drinking and Driving." Southern Economic Journal 83, no. 2 (October 2016): 416-436. Full Text

Griffin, CL, Sloan, FA, and Eldred, LM. "CORRECTIONS FOR RACIAL DISPARITIES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT." William and Mary law review 55, no. 4 (April 2014): 1365-1427.

Sloan, FA, George, LK, and Hu, L. "Productivity improvements in hip and knee surgery." Arthritis 2014 (January 2014): 615784-. Full Text

Lamb, VL, Sloan, FA, and Nathan, AS. "Dementia and Medicare at life's end." Health Serv Res 43, no. 2 (April 2008): 714-732. Full Text

Ostermann, J, Sloan, FA, Herndon, L, and Lee, PP. "Racial differences in glaucoma care: the longitudinal pattern of care." Arch Ophthalmol 123, no. 12 (December 2005): 1693-1698. Full Text


"The Impact of Cost-Effectiveness on Public and Private Policies in Health Care: An International Perspective." Edited by FA Sloan and H Grabowski. Social Science and Medicine 45, no. 4 (August 1997). (Journal issue)

"Medical Malpractice: External Influences and Controls." Edited by FA Sloan and TB Metzloff. Law and Contemporary Problems 60, no. 1 and 2 (1997). (Journal volume)

The Intergeneration Effects of Criminal Justice Policies on Substance Use Crimes awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Duke KURe Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2013 to 2018

American Journal of Health Economics awarded by American Society of Health Economists (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2018

The Intergenerational Effects of the Criminal Justice System on Children's Health awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2002 to 2017

Visual Impairment, Treatment and Effects on the Elderly awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2016

Deterring Drunk Driving: Beliefs, Preferences, Outcomes, and Welfare Implications awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2016

Effects of drug treatment courts on outcomes of adults and their children awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2016

Reducing Child Maltreatment Using Legal Interventions awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2015

Public Health Law and Child Abuse Prevention awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013