We are a group of healthcare professionals and researchers working to better understand the cost of cancer care and its impact on your quality of life.
The Cost of Cancer Care Team
Jonas A. de Souza, MD, MBA
Jonas de Souza, MD, is the project leader of the Cost of Cancer Care Project. He developed the COmprehensive Score for financial Toxicity (COST), and created its registry. Dr. de Souza specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, including thyroid and squamous cell carcinomas. His research focuses on the use of novel therapeutic agents along with measurements of financial burden, patients' preferences, and the trade-offs between the risks and benefits of cancer therapies.
Ellie Proussaloglou is a second year medical student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine with an academic background in cancer genomics and prior work experience in strategy consulting for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She is interested in incorporating an understanding of the costs of treatment into a future career in cancer care.
Collaborators and Advisors
Chadi Nabhan, MD, FACP
Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP, is the chief medical officer of Cardinal Health. Dr. Nabhan specializes in the diagnosis and management of hematologic malignancies (leukemias and lymphomas) as well as prostate cancer.
Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, MPH
Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, MPH is a cancer epidemiologist at the University of Chicago in the Center for Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. She is a co-principal investigator of a large thyroid cancer survivorship cohort- The North American Thyroid Cancer Survivorship Study. Her research focuses on understanding the quality-of-life outcomes for cancer survivors in addition to the environmental etiology of cancer.
Sheetal Kircher, MD
Sheetal Kircher, MD, is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies at Northwestern University. She is working to expand cancer survivorship services and study the late effects of chemotherapy. Her research also focuses on understanding the impact of cancer policy on healthcare costs.
Christopher Daugherty, MD
Christopher Daugherty, MD, is a medical oncologist and the University of Chicago’s Director of the Supportive Oncology Program which provides comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical supportive care for cancer patients. His research expertise focuses on ethical issues in cancer care and clinical research.
Fay Hlubocky, PhD, MA
Fay Hlubocky, MD, is a clinical health psychologist and research ethicist at the University of Chicago. Her research activities are centered on the psychosocial needs and ethical concerns surrounding cancer patients and caregivers
Jeremy O'Connor, MD
Jeremy O'Connor is a National Clinician Scholars post-doctoral fellow at Yale. Dr. O'Connor is interested in the relationship between health policy decisions and cancer outcomes, with a particular emphasis on racial and socioeconomic disparities.