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John F. McAna, PhD

John F. McAna, PhD, MA

Contact Dr. McAna

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-5744
(215) 923-7583 fax


PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, City College of New York
BS, Manhattan College

University Appointment

Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Evaluation of Disease and Care Management Programs
Evaluation of Quality Management Programs
Provider Profiling
Assessment and Improvement


Public Health Capstone Seminar & Project
Epidemiology & Evidence for Outcomes Research


Dr. John McAna is Assistant Professor and Capstone Coordinator at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH). His teaching responsibilities currently include the Public Health Capstone Seminar and Epidemiology & Evidence for Outcomes Research. He is also responsible for providing epidemiological, statistical and programming support for active projects and assists in protocol development for proposed projects. Dr. McAna has a BS in Biology from Manhattan College in New York and an MA in Biology from City College of New York. He earned his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in cancer and environmental epidemiology. Dr. McAna has fourteen years of experience doing healthcare/health services analysis and research in the managed care industry (Independence Blue Cross and Greater Atlantic Health Service), six years in the biomedical information industry (Information Ventures, Inc.), six years in public health (both the New York and New Jersey State Departments of Public Health) and eight years working for JCPH. 


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Use of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision Codes for Obesity: Trends in the United States from an Electronic Health Record-Derived Database
  2. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Impact Acute Care Utilization in Sickle Cell Disease
  3. Patient and Provider Characteristics Associated With Optimal Post-Fracture Osteoporosis Management
  4. Increasing faculty participation in resident education and providing cost-effective self-assessment module credit to faculty through resident-generated didactics
  5. Comparison of Emergency Department Wait Times in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease Versus Other Painful Etiologies
  6. Using the ACR Accreditation Process As a Quality Improvement Tool
  7. A single activity with a practice quality improvement project for faculty and a quality improvement project for residents
  8. The Impact of the Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy for Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents on Their Use and the Incidence of Stroke in Medicare Subjects with Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia with Lung and/or Breast Cancers
  9. Evaluating the quality, clinical relevance, and resident perception of the radiation oncology in-training examination: A national survey
  10. Risk evaluation mitigation strategy: Impact of application of the Food and Drug Adminstration's strategy on use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and transfusion in patients with chemotherapy-induced anaemia
  11. Adjuvant and salvage radiation therapy after prostatectomy: Investigating beliefs and practices of radiation oncologists
  12. Primary Care Units in Emilia-Romagna, Italy: An Assessment of Organizational Culture
  13. Predicting risk of hospitalisation or death: A retrospective population-based analysis
  14. A predictive model of hospitalization risk among disabled medicaid enrollees
  15. Improved cardiac management with a disease management program incorporating comprehensive lipid profiling
  16. Literature Review