Sam Alom

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Research Assistant
Cambridge Office


M.P.H., Imperial College London; B.Sc. in biomedical science, St George's University of London


Samiha Alom is a research assistant at RAND Europe working in the area of health and wellbeing. Prior to RAND, she completed her Masters of Public Health at Imperial College London, where she specialised in health systems and services. She is interested in quality improvement in health care and digital health. 

Selected Publications

Samiha Alom, Ashwarya Jha, Daniel Lai, Edward Chiu, Amer Harky, "The Effects of COVID-19 on Cancer Care Provision: A systematic Review," Cancer Control, 2021

Samiha Alom, Ana Haiduc, Naomi Melamed, Amer Harky, "Role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in COVID‐19: A systematic Review," Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 2020

Todd Cooper, Beth Woodward, Samiha Alom, Amer Harky, "Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) outcomes in HIV/AIDS patients: A Systematic Review," HIV Medicine, 2020

Honors & Awards

  • Oxford University Press Bioscience Prize, Oxford University Press


  • Close up hand of patient paying with smartphone, photo by Ridofranz/Getty Images

    Fintech's Role in Reducing Disparities and Financial Barriers to Health Care Access

    Given the growing pressures on health care systems globally and the need for innovative approaches to financing health care, the time may be ripe to develop a robust evidence base and share learning on fintech-enabled approaches that could support universal health coverage agendas and healthier and more stable societies.

    Jul 26, 2021 The RAND Blog