Marshall McBean MSc, MD » Public Health Administration and Policy (PHAP)

Research Interests:Use of HCFA data for health policy research; access to care and quality of care, particularly among elderly Americans; cancer surveillance, treatment and outcomes; diabetes epidemiology and treatment; immunization of adolescents; use of health services am

Professor, Health Policy & Management

Address Division of Health Policy & Management 420 Delaware Street SE, D373 Mayo MMC 729 Minneapolis MN 55455 United States Work Phone: 612-625-6175
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Marshall McBean has worked as an infectious disease epidemiologist at the CDC in the United States and Africa. Before coming to the SPH, he was health commissioner for the State of Vermont, a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and, most recently, chief of the epidemiology branch in the Office of Research at the Health Care Financing Administration. He is director of the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC), which provides assistance and offers training workshops to researchers interested in using and accessing Medicare and Medicaid data. He is also involved in several studies using administrative data sets to evaluate the use of preventive services, access to care, and quality of care, particularly among elderly Americans.

  • MSc, Social Medicine, University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1976
  • MD, Medicine, Harvard Medical, 1968
  • BS, Biology, Yale College, 1964


Selected Publications:

  • McBean AM, Yu X, Virnig BA. The use of preventive health services among ederly uterine cancer survivors. Am J of Ob Gy. 2008; 198(1)86.
  • McBean AM, Yu, X, Virnig BA. Physician visits, patient comorbidities, and mammography use among elderly colorectal cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2007; 1:275-282.
  • Yu, McBean AM, Caldwell DS, Unequal use of new technologies by race: the use of new prostate surgeries among elderly Medicare beneficiaries. J Urol, 2006; 175(5):1830-5 discussion 1835.
  • McBean AM, Jung K, Hebert PL, Decreasing invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly: a state-level analysis.Vaccine. 2006; 24(27-28):5609-14.
  • Cooner F, Banerjee S, McBean AM. Modeling geographically referenced survival data with a cure fraction.  Stat Methods Med Res. 2006; 15(4):307-24.
  • McBean AM, Jung, K, Virnig, B. Improved care and outcomes among elderly Medicare managed care beneficiaries with diabetes. Am J Manag Care. 2005; 11(4):213-22.
  • McBean AM, Hebert PL. New estimates of influenza-related pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations among the elderly. Int J Infect Dis. 2004; 8(4):227-35.
  • McBean AM, Li S, Gilbertson DT, Collins AJ. Differences in diabetes prevalence, incidence, and mortality among the elderly of four racial/ethnic groups: whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians.Diabetes Care 2004; 27(10):2317-24.