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Frank A. Sloan, J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of BusinessAdminstration and Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of School of Nursing and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging and Faculty Research Scholar of

Frank A. Sloan

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Social Sciences, Rm. 236, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 613-9358
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://econ.duke.edu/uploads/media_items/sloan-cv-april-15.original.pdf

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • ECON 334.01, HEALTH ECONOMICS Synopsis
    Languages 109, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as PUBPOL 331.01)
  • ECON 757.01, HEALTH ECONOMICS: DEMAND Synopsis
    Social Sciences 105, M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Education:

Ph.D.Harvard University1969
A.B. (high honors in Economics)Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio1964
Specialties:

Health Economics
Labor Economics / Economics of the Household
Behavioral Economics
Research Interests: Health Policy, Physician Behavior, and Hospital Behavior

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.

Keywords:

Accidents • Accidents, Traffic • Activities of Daily Living • Adaptation, Psychological • Adolescent • Adult • Advertising as Topic • African Americans • African Continental Ancestry Group • Age Distribution • Age Factors • Age of Onset • Aged • Aged, 80 and over • Aging • Alcohol Drinking • Alcohol-Related Disorders • Alcoholic Beverages • Alcoholic Intoxication • Alcoholics • Alcoholism • Altruism • Alzheimer Disease • American Civil War • Amputation • Angiogenesis Inhibitors • Antibodies, Monoclonal • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized • Antihypertensive Agents • Aptamers, Nucleotide • Arrhythmias, Cardiac • Arthritis • Arthroplasty, Replacement • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee • Attitude of Health Personnel • Attitude to Health • Automobile Driving • Bankruptcy • Birth Injuries • Blindness • Blood Glucose • Body Mass Index • Budgets • California • Capital Expenditures • Capital Financing • Capitation Fee • Cardiac Catheterization • Cardiovascular Agents • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures • Career Mobility • Caregivers • Case-Control Studies • Cataract Extraction • Causality • Cause of Death • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.) • Cerebral Palsy • Cerebrovascular Disorders • Certificate of Need • Child • Child, Preschool • Choice Behavior • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic • Cholesterol • Chronic Disease • Cognition • Cognition Disorders • Cohort Studies • Commerce • Comorbidity • Compensation and Redress • Confidence Intervals • Consumer behavior • Consumer Satisfaction • Continental Population Groups • Coronary Artery Disease • Coronary Disease • Cost Allocation • Cost Control • Cost of Illness • Cost Sharing • Cost-Benefit Analysis • Costs and Cost Analysis • Credentialing • Crime • Criminal Law • Cross-Sectional Studies • Cryotherapy • Current Procedural Terminology • Data Collection • Databases, Factual • Death • Deception • Decision Making • Decision Making, Organizational • Defensive Medicine • Delivery of Health Care • Dementia • Depressive Disorder • Diabetes Complications • Diabetes Mellitus • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 • Diabetic Retinopathy • Diagnosis-Related Groups • Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular • Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological • Diffusion of Innovation • Disability Evaluation • Disabled Persons • Disclosure • Disease Progression • Divorce • Domestic Violence • Drug Costs • Drug Industry • Drug Utilization • Drug Utilization Review • Drugs, Generic • Dry Eye Syndromes • Economic Competition • economics of aging • economics of hospitals • economics of pharmaceuticals • economics of substnace abuse • Economics, Behavioral • Economics, Hospital • Economics, Medical • Educational Status • Efficiency, Organizational • Eligibility Determination • Emergency Service, Hospital • Employment • Endophthalmitis • European Continental Ancestry Group • Exudates and Transudates • Eye Diseases • Facility Regulation and Control • Family Health • Fee-for-Service Plans • Female • Fetal Death • Financial Management, Hospital • Financing, Government • Financing, Personal • Florida • Fluorescein Angiography • Follow-Up Studies • Forecasting • Formularies, Hospital • Foster Home Care • Frail Elderly • Geriatric Assessment • Glaucoma • Glaucoma Drainage Implants • Glaucoma, Open-Angle • Guideline Adherence • Health Behavior • Health Care Costs • Health Care Rationing • Health Care Reform • Health Care Sector • Health Care Surveys • health economics • Health Expenditures • Health Facility Closure • Health Facility Merger • Health Facility Planning • Health Facility Size • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice • Health Maintenance Organizations • Health Policy • Health Promotion • Health Resources • Health Services • Health Services Accessibility • Health Services for the Aged • Health Services Needs and Demand • Health Services Research • Health Status • Health Status Disparities • Health Status Indicators • Health Surveys • Heart Failure • Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated • Hip Fractures • Hispanic Americans • History, 19th Century • History, 20th Century • Homemaker Services • Homes for the Aged • Homicide • Hospital Charges • Hospital Costs • Hospital Mortality • Hospitalization • Hospitals, Community • Hospitals, Private • Hospitals, Proprietary • Hospitals, Public • Hospitals, Teaching • Hospitals, Voluntary • Housing • Housing for the Elderly • Humans • Hypertension • Impulsive Behavior • Incidence • Income • Infant • Infant Mortality • Infant, Newborn • Inpatients • Insurance Claim Reporting • Insurance Claim Review • Insurance Coverage • Insurance, Health • Insurance, Long-Term Care • Internal-External Control • Interviews as Topic • Intraocular Pressure • Intravitreal Injections • Investments • Job Satisfaction • Judges • Lacrimal Apparatus • Laser Coagulation • Leg • Length of Stay • Liability, Legal • Life Change Events • Life Expectancy • Likelihood Functions • Linear Models • Lipids • Liver Diseases, Alcoholic • Logistic Models • Long-Term Care • Longevity • Longitudinal Studies • Macular Degeneration • Macular Edema • Male • Malpractice • Managed Care Programs • Marketing • Marketing of Health Services • Maternal Behavior • Maternal Health Services • Medicaid • Medical Audit • medical malpractice • Medical Staff Privileges • Medically Uninsured • Medicare • Medicare Part A • Medicare Part B • Medicine • Men's Health • Mental Competency • Mental Health • Michigan • Middle Aged • Mobility Limitation • Models, Econometric • Models, Economic • Models, Psychological • Models, Statistical • Mood Disorders • Morals • Mortality • Motivation • Multiple Sclerosis • Multivariate Analysis • Muscle Weakness • Myocardial Infarction • Myocardial Revascularization • Neoplasms • North Carolina • Nursing Homes • Obstetrics • Occupations • Ocular Hypertension • Odds Ratio • Office Visits • Old Age Assistance • Ophthalmology • Organizational Innovation • Organizational Policy • Organizations, Nonprofit • Osteoarthritis • Osteoarthritis, Knee • Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) • Outcome Assessment (Health Care) • Ownership • Pacemaker, Artificial • Pain • Parent-Child Relations • Parents • Patient Acceptance of Health Care • Patient Admission • Patient Advocacy • Patient Compliance • Patient Rights • Patient Satisfaction • Patient Transfer • Pharmacy Service, Hospital • Photochemotherapy • Physical Examination • Physician's Practice Patterns • Physician-Patient Relations • Physicians • Podiatry • Policy Making • Politics • Postoperative Complications • Poverty • Poverty Areas • Practice Guidelines as Topic • Pregnancy • Pregnancy Outcome • Pregnancy Trimesters • Prevalence • Private Sector • Privatization • Probability • Professional Autonomy • Program Evaluation • Propensity Score • Proportional Hazards Models • Prospective Payment System • Prospective Studies • Prostheses and Implants • Prosthesis Implantation • Pseudophakia • Public Assistance • Public Policy • Public Sector • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive • Quality Control • Quality of Health Care • Quality of Life • Quality-Adjusted Life Years • Questionnaires • Rate Setting and Review • Recurrence • Regression Analysis • Reimbursement Mechanisms • Religion • Reoperation • Research Support as Topic • Residence Characteristics • Resource Allocation • Retinal Detachment • Retinal Perforations • Retirement • Retrospective Studies • Risk • Risk Adjustment • Risk Assessment • Risk Factors • Risk Management • Salaries and Fringe Benefits • Scleral Buckling • Self Care • Self Disclosure • Self-Assessment • Self-Help Devices • Sensitivity and Specificity • Severity of Illness Index • Sex Factors • Smoking • Smoking Cessation • Social Class • Social Control, Formal • Social Security • Social Support • Social Welfare • Socioeconomic Factors • Spouses • State Government • State Health Plans • Statistics as Topic • Stress, Psychological • Stroke • Substance-Related Disorders • Suicide • Surgery Department, Hospital • Surgical Instruments • Surgical Procedures, Operative • Survival Analysis • Survival Rate • Taxes • Tennessee • Terminal Care • Time Factors • Tobacco Industry • Tobacco Use Disorder • Tomography, Optical Coherence • Trabeculectomy • Treatment Outcome • Trust • Uncompensated Care • United States • Urban Population • Utilization Review • Uveitis • Vaccines • Value of Life • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A • Veterans • Veterans Disability Claims • Vision Disorders • Vision Tests • Vision, Low • Vision, Ocular • Visual Acuity • Visually Impaired Persons • Vitamin D Deficiency • Vitrectomy • Vitreous Hemorrhage • War • Washington • Wet Macular Degeneration • Wills • Wounds and Injuries • Young Adult

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke, Medical Malpractice (2008), MIT Press
  2. F.A. Sloan, co-edited with H. Kasper, Incentives and Choice in Health Care, edited by FA Sloan and H Kasper, vol. 1 (2008), MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-69365-8  [abs]
  3. F.A. Sloan, co-edited with Hellen Gellband, Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (2007), Washington: The National Academies Press
  4. FA Sloan and CR Hsieh, Pharmaceutical innovation: Incentives, competition, and cost-benefit analysis in international perspective, scopus (January, 2007), pp. 1-331, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780511618871 [doi]  [abs]
  5. FA Sloan and LM Chepke, The law and economics of public health, Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, vol. 3 no. 5-6 (2007), pp. 331-490, Now Publishers, ISSN 1547-9846 [doi]  [abs]
  6. F.A. Sloan with J. Ostermann, G. Picone, C. Conover, and D.H. Taylor, Jr., The Price of Smoking (2004), MIT Press
  7. F.A. Sloan with V.K. Smith and D.H. Taylor, Jr., The Smoking Puzzle: Information, Risk Perception, and Choice (2003), Harvard University Press (Awarded Honorable Mention, Research Communication Award, July 2004 by the American Agricultural Economics Association.)
  8. F.A. Sloan with Stout, E., Whetten-Goldstein, K., and Liang, L., Drinkers, Drivers, and Bartenders: Balancing Private Choices and Public Accountability (2000), pp. 115-42, University of Chicago Press
  9. Valuing Health Care: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Technologies, edited by Frank A. Sloan (1995), pp. xi, 273, Cambridge: New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press
  10. A Khwaja, F Sloan and Y Wang, Do smokers value their health and longevity less?, Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 52 no. 1 (February, 2009), pp. 171-196, ISSN 0022-2186 [doi]  [abs]
  11. FA Sloan and JH Shadle, Is there empirical evidence for "Defensive Medicine"? A reassessment., J Health Econ, vol. 28 no. 2 (March, 2009), pp. 481-491, ISSN 0167-6296 [19201500], [doi]  [abs]
  12. FA Sloan, A Khwaja, D Silverman and Y Wang, Are Smokers Misinformed?, Journal of Health Economics, vol. 28 no. 2 (March, 2009), pp. 385-397, ISSN 0167-6296 [19178971], [doi]  [abs]
  13. FA Sloan and Y Wang, Economic theory and evidence on smoking behavior of adults., Addiction, vol. 103 no. 11 (November, 2008), pp. 1777-1785 [18778387], [doi]  [abs]
  14. F Sloan and L Chepke, From medical malpractice to quality assurance, Issues in Science and Technology, vol. 24 no. 3 (Spring 2008), pp. 63-70, ISSN 0748-5492  [abs]
  15. FA Sloan, A Khwaja and S Chung, Individual Expectations and Behaviors: Evidence of the Relationships between Mortality Expectations and Smoking Decisions, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, vol. 35 no. 2 (October, 2007), pp. 179-201, ISSN 0895-5646 [doi]  [abs]
  16. A Khwaja, D Silverman and F Sloan, Time preference, time discounting, and smoking decisions, Journal of Health Economics, vol. 26 no. 5 (September, 2007), pp. 927-949, ISSN 0167-6296 [doi]  [abs]
  17. P Arcidiacono, H Sieg and F Sloan, Living rationally under the volcano? An empirical analysis of heavy drinking and smoking, International Economic Review, vol. 48 no. 1 (February, 2007), pp. 37-65, ISSN 0020-6598 [doi]  [abs]
  18. A Khwaja, D Silverman, F Sloan and Y Wang, Smoking, wealth accumulation and the propensity to plan, Economics Letters, vol. 94 no. 1 (January, 2007), pp. 96-103, ISSN 0165-1765 [doi]  [abs]

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