Frank A. Sloan

Frank A. Sloan

J. Alexander McMahon Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management

External Address: 
236 Social Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0253
(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, Frank A., John R. Rattliff, and Mark A. Hall. “Impacts of managed care patient protection laws on health services utilization and patient satisfaction with care.Health Services Research 40, no. 3 (June 2005): 647–67. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., Justin G. Trogdon, and Carrie A. Mathews. “Litigation and the value of tobacco companies.Journal of Health Economics 24, no. 3 (May 2005): 427–47. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., Jennifer S. Allsbrook, Leanne K. Madre, Leah E. Masselink, and Carrie A. Mathews. “States' allocations of funds from the tobacco master settlement agreement.Health Affairs (Project Hope) 24, no. 1 (January 2005): 220–27. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., Stephen Berman, Sara Rosenbaum, Rosemary A. Chalk, and Robert B. Giffin. “The fragility of the U.S. vaccine supply.The New England Journal of Medicine 351, no. 23 (December 2004): 2443–47. Full Text

Sloan, F. A., C. A. Mathews, and J. G. Trogdon. “Impacts of the Master Settlement Agreement on the tobacco industry.Tobacco Control 13, no. 4 (December 2004): 356–61. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., Carrie A. Matthews, Christopher J. Conover, and William M. Sage. “Public Medical Malpractice Insurance: An Analysis of State-Operated Patient Compensation Funds.” Depaul Law Review 54, no. 2 (November 2004): 247–76.

Picone, Gabriel A., Frank Sloan, and Justin G. Trogdon. “The effect of the tobacco settlement and smoking bans on alcohol consumption.Health Economics 13, no. 10 (October 2004): 1063–80. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., Derek S. Brown, Emily Streyer Carlisle, Gabriel A. Picone, and Paul P. Lee. “Monitoring visual status: why patients do or do not comply with practice guidelines.Health Serv Res 39, no. 5 (October 2004): 1429–48. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., and Justin G. Trogdon. “The impact of the Master Settlement Agreement on cigarette consumption.Journal of Policy Analysis and Management : [The Journal of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management] 23, no. 4 (August 2004): 843–55. Full Text

Taylor, Donald H., Frank A. Sloan, and P Murali Doraiswamy. “Marked increase in Alzheimer's disease identified in medicare claims records between 1991 and 1999.J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 59, no. 7 (July 2004): 762–66. Full Text