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

Lamb, Vicki L., Frank A. Sloan, and Anil S. Nathan. “Dementia and Medicare at life's end.Health Serv Res 43, no. 2 (April 2008): 714–32. Full Text

Sloan, F., and L. Chepke. “From medical malpractice to quality assurance.” Issues in Science and Technology 24, no. 3 (March 1, 2008): 63–70.

Hsieh, Chee-Ruey, and Frank A. Sloan. “Adoption of pharmaceutical innovation and the growth of drug expenditure in Taiwan: is it cost effective?Value in Health : The Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 11, no. 2 (March 2008): 334–44. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., Daniel W. Belsky, and Idrissa A. Boly. “Prevalence of major eye diseases among US Civil War veterans, 1890-1910.Archives of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 126, no. 2 (February 2008): 246–50. Full Text

Sloan, Frank A., M Angelyn Bethel, David Ruiz, Alisa M. Shea, and Mark N. Feinglos. “The growing burden of diabetes mellitus in the US elderly population.Archives of Internal Medicine 168, no. 2 (January 2008): 192–99. Full Text

Sloan, F. A., and L. M. Chepke. “The law and economics of public health.” Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics 3, no. 5–6 (December 1, 2007): 331–490. Full Text

Ayyagari, Padmaja, Martin Salm, and Frank A. Sloan. “Effects of diagnosed dementia on Medicare and Medicaid program costs.Inquiry : A Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing 44, no. 4 (December 2007): 481–94. Full Text

Khwaja, A., F. Sloan, and S. Chung. “The relationship between individual expectations and behaviors: Mortality expectations and smoking decisions.” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 35, no. 2 (October 1, 2007): 179–201. Full Text

Sloan, F. A., A. Khwaja, and S. Chung. “Individual Expectations and Behaviors: Evidence of the Relationships between Mortality Expectations and Smoking Decisions.” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 35, no. 2 (October 2007): 179–201.

Sloan, Frank A., John R. Rattliff, and Mark A. Hall. “Effects of state managed care patient protection laws on physician satisfaction.Medical Care Research and Review : Mcrr 64, no. 5 (October 2007): 585–99. Full Text