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

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

Sloan, Frank, Daniel Grossman, and Alyssa Platt. “Heavy episodic drinking in early adulthood and outcomes in midlife.Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 72, no. 3 (May 2011): 459–70. Full Text

Sloan, F., and A. Platt. “Information, risk perceptions, and smoking choices of youth.” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 42, no. 2 (April 1, 2011): 161–93. Full Text

Ayyagari, Padmaja, Daniel Grossman, and Frank Sloan. “Education and health: evidence on adults with diabetes.International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics 11, no. 1 (March 2011): 35–54. Full Text

Sloan, F. A., and L. Chepke. “Litigation, Settlement, and the Public Welfare: Lessons from the Master Settlement Agreement.” Widener Law Review 17, no. 1 (2011): 159–226.

Sloan, Frank A., Mark N. Feinglos, and Daniel S. Grossman. “Receipt of care and reduction of lower extremity amputations in a nationally representative sample of U.S. Elderly.Health Serv Res 45, no. 6 Pt 1 (December 2010): 1740–62. Full Text

Picone, Gabriel, Joe MacDougald, Frank Sloan, Alyssa Platt, and Stefan Kertesz. “The effects of residential proximity to bars on alcohol consumption.International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics 10, no. 4 (December 2010): 347–67. Full Text

Lee, Michael S., Andrew R. Harrison, Daniel S. Grossman, and Frank A. Sloan. “Risk of glaucoma among patients with benign essential blepharospasm.Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 26, no. 6 (November 2010): 434–37. Full Text