Frank A. Sloan

Frank A. Sloan

J. Alexander McMahon 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

Ou, Yvonne, Daniel S. Grossman, Paul P. Lee, and Frank A. Sloan. “Glaucoma, Alzheimer disease and other dementia: a longitudinal analysis..” Ophthalmic Epidemiol 19, no. 5 (October 2012): 285–92. Full Text

Day, Shelley, Kofi Acquah, Alyssa Platt, Paul P. Lee, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, and Frank A. Sloan. “Association of vitamin D deficiency and age-related macular degeneration in medicare beneficiaries..” Arch Ophthalmol 130, no. 8 (August 2012): 1070–71. Full Text

Chi, Sulene L., Kofi F. Acquah, Michael J. Richard, Paul P. Lee, and Frank A. Sloan. “Longitudinal evidence on punctal plug use in an elderly population..” Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 28, no. 4 (July 2012): 289–93. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., Kofi F. Acquah, Paul P. Lee, and Devdutta G. Sangvai. “Despite 'welcome to Medicare' benefit, one in eight enrollees delay first use of part B services for at least two years..” Health Aff (Millwood) 31, no. 6 (June 2012): 1260–68. Full Text

Day, Shelley, Kofi Acquah, Paul P. Lee, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, and Frank A. Sloan. “Medicare costs for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, 1994-2007..” Am J Ophthalmol 152, no. 6 (December 2011): 1014–20. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., and Daniel S. Grossman. “Alcohol consumption in early adulthood and schooling completed and labor market outcomes at midlife by race and gender..” American Journal of Public Health 101, no. 11 (November 2011): 2093–2101. Full Text

Stein, Joshua D., Daniel S. Grossman, Kevin M. Mundy, Alan Sugar, and Frank A. Sloan. “Severe adverse events after cataract surgery among medicare beneficiaries..” Ophthalmology 118, no. 9 (September 2011): 1716–23. Full Text

Day, Shelley, Kofi Acquah, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, Daniel S. Grossman, Paul P. Lee, and Frank A. Sloan. “Ocular complications after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in Medicare patients with age-related macular degeneration..” Am J Ophthalmol 152, no. 2 (August 2011): 266–72. Full Text

Sloan, F. A., P. R. Costanzo, D. Belsky, E. Holmberg, P. S. Malone, Y. Wang, and S. Kertesz. “Heavy drinking in early adulthood and outcomes at mid life..” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 65, no. 7 (July 2011): 600–605. Full Text

Lee, Michael S., Daniel Grossman, Anthony C. Arnold, and Frank A. Sloan. “Incidence of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: increased risk among diabetic patients..” Ophthalmology 118, no. 5 (May 2011): 959–63. Full Text