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Nancy Sobhy Bolous, MD, MA, MSc

Nancy Sobhy Bolous, MD, MA, MSc

  • Instructor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Senior Research Scientist, Disease Burden and Simulation


Nancy Sobhy Bolous holds a dual appointment as an Instructor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a Senior Research Scientist, Disease Burden and Simulation in the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine. For her first role, Nancy teaches the Health Economics course in the Global Child Health Master’s Program and for her second role, she conducts research focused on costing and cost-effectiveness analysis of medical interventions in hematology and oncology. Nancy’s research projects span several geographic regions in which she collaborates with multiple stakeholders including the World Health Organization, local institutions and governmental bodies. She joined St. Jude from Cairo, Egypt, where she worked as a project manager on various health care projects on a national and international scale.

After completing her training as a physician in Cairo, Nancy pursued a double degree master’s program called the European Healthcare Economics and Management Program (Eu-HEM) in which she studied in three different European universities, The University of Bologna in Italy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam in The Netherlands and Management Center Innsbruck in Austria, over two years, and earned an MA and an MSc by the end of the program. 

With the knowledge and experience gained from different countries, Nancy joined the health care management consulting department established by 57357 Children Cancer Hospital Egypt (57357 CCHE) as a Project Manager in which she managed multiple projects, most notably the viral hepatitis C national project with Tahya Masr Fund. Later, she joined IQVIA as a Public Health Project Manager during which she worked on several projects including a hospitals quality improvement initiative contracted by the Saudi Ministry of Health, and national health insurance scheme model for the Ghanian Ministry of Health.

Over the years, Nancy has been involved with multiple organizations and has traveled to serve the communities in multiple countries around the world. The dream of having a global-scale impact motivated Nancy to join St. Jude, the institution that inspired the establishment of 57357 CCHE in the first place. She aspires to use her expertise as an economist to help guide developing countries, such as her home country, to invest their limited resources in a cost-effective manner.

Selected Publications

Bolous, Nancy S., Yichen Chen, Huiqi Wang, Andrew M. Davidoff, Meenakshi Devidas, Timothy W. Jacobs, Michael M. Meagher et al. "The cost-effectiveness of gene therapy for severe hemophilia B: a microsimulation study from the United States perspective." Blood 138, no. 18 (2021): 1677-1690.
Bolous, Nancy S., Nidhi Bhatt, Nickhill Bhakta, Ellis J. Neufeld, Andrew M. Davidoff, and Ulrike M. Reiss. "Gene Therapy and Hemophilia: Where Do We Go from Here?." Journal of Blood Medicine (2022): 559-580.
Bolous, Nancy S., Dylan E. Graetz, Hutan Ashrafian, James Barlow, Nickhill Bhakta, Viknesh Sounderajah, and Barrie Dowdeswell. "Harnessing a clinician-led governance model to overcome healthcare tribalism and drive innovation: a case study of Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust." Journal of Health Organization and Management ahead-of-print (2022).

Soliman, Ranin, Jason Oke, Iman Sidhom, Nickhill Bhakta, Nancy S. Bolous, Nourhan Tarek, Sonia Ahmed et al. "Cost-effectiveness of childhood cancer treatment in Egypt: Lessons to promote high-value care in a resource-limited setting based on real-world evidence." EClinicalMedicine 55 (2023): 101729.
Soliman, Ranin, Carl Heneghan, Nancy S. Bolous, Iman Sidhom, Sonia Ahmed, Nia Roberts, Jason Oke, and Alaa Elhaddad. "Systematic review of costs and cost-effectiveness of treatment for relapsed/refractory acute leukemia in children and young adults." Expert Review of Hematology 15, no. 4 (2022): 345-357.
Graetz, Dylan E., Elizabeth Sniderman, Cesar A. Villegas, Erica C. Kaye, Iman Ragab, Aliaksandra Laptsevich, Biemba Maliti et al. "Resilient health care in global pediatric oncology during the COVID‐19 pandemic." Cancer 128, no. 4 (2022): 797-807.

Last update: April 2023