John Moran

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Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Contact Information

504T Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905


B.A., 1990, Economics, Ursinus College
Ph.D., 1997, Economics, Pennsylvania State University

Teaching Interests

Health economics and econometrics.

Research Interests

The economic impact of cancer; health insurance; the health and medical care utilization of the elderly.

Selected Publications

Short, P. F., Moran, J., Yang, T. C., Camacho, F., Gusani, N., Mackley, H., Matthews, S., & Anderson, R. (forthcoming). “Effects of hospital type and distance on lymph node assessment for colon cancer among metropolitan and non-metropolitan patients in Appalachia.” Medical Care Research and Review.

Moran, J., & Short, P. F. (2014). “Does cancer reduce labor market entry? Evidence for prime-age females.” Medical Care Research and Review, 71, 224-241.

Moran, J., & Scanlon D. (2013). "Slow progress on meeting hospital safety standards: Learning from the leapfrog group's efforts." Health Affairs, 32, 27-35.

Punekar, R., Short, P. F., & Moran, J. (2012). "Use of psychotropic medications by U.S. cancer survivors." Psycho-Oncology, 21, 1237-1243.

Hollenbeak, C., Short, P. F., & Moran, J. (2011). "The implications of cancer survivorship for spousal employment." Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 5, 226-234.

Moran, J., Short, P. F., & Hollenbeak, C. (2011). “Long-term employment effects of surviving cancer.” Journal of Health Economics, 30, 505-514.

Short, P. F., Moran, J., & Punekar, R. (2011). “Medical expenditures of adult cancer survivors under age 65 in the U.S.” Cancer, 117, 2791-2800.

Cawley, J., Moran, J., & Simon, K. (2010). “The impact of income on the weight of elderly Americans.” Health Economics, 19, 979–993.

Tunceli, K., Short, P. F., Moran, J., & Tunceli, O. (2009). “Cancer survivorship, health insurance, and employment transitions among older workers.” Inquiry, 46,17-32.

Short, P. F., Vasey, J., & Moran, J. (2008). Long-term effects of cancer survivorship on the employment of older workers. Health Services Research, 43(1, Part 1), 193-210.

Curriculum Vitae

John Moran vitae

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior
  • Health Care Systems
  • Methodology