J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Professor of Economics, Duke University
Ph.D., economics, Harvard University
Summary of Experience
Professor Sloan's current research interests include alcohol use prevention, long-term care, medical malpractice, and cost-effectiveness analyses of medical technologies. He also has a long-standing interest in hospitals, health care financing, and health manpower. He has served on several national advisory public and private groups. In addition to his professorships at Duke, he is also the director of the Center for Health Policy, Law and Management that originated at Duke in 1998. Before joining the faculty at Duke in July 1993, he was a research economist at the Rand Corporation and on the faculties of the University of Florida and Vanderbilt University. He was chair of the department of economics at Vanderbilt from 1986 to 1989. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and was recently a member of the Physician Payment Review Commission.