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

Nam, Y. H., Shea, D., Shi, Y., & Moran, J. (2017). State prescription drug monitoring programs and fatal drug overdoses. American Journal of Managed Care, 23, 297-303.

Short, P. F., Moran, J., Yang, T. C., Camacho, F., Gusani, N., Mackley, H., Matthews, S., & Anderson, R. (2016). 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, 73, 546-564.

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.

Curriculum Vitae

John Moran vitae

Strategic Themes

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