I am an applied social scientist with expertise in health economics and policy, program evaluation, public opinion and marketing research, and science communication.
I am currently a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, where I am conducting an evaluation of the economic and societal impact of obtaining a diagnosis through genome-wide sequencing as part of the CAUSES Clinic, a pilot program at B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Contact me by email at email@example.com or on Twitter @NickDragojlovic.
I’ve written and spoken about crowdfunding scientific research in a number of venues:
- I was interviewed for a CNN article – “Celebrities and crowdfunding aid Hollywood family devastated by rare disease“, June 12, 2015.
- I was interviewed for an EyeForPharma article on crowdfunding drug development – “People Power: Can Crowdfunding Provide Money for Drug Discovery?”, May 11, 2015.
- I was interviewed for a Yahoo Canada News article on crowdfunding scientific research – “Bats and bacteria: Students, scientists turn to crowdfunding for research projects”, January 13, 2015.
- I spoke about crowdfunding scientific research at CASE’s “Upcoming World of Crowdfunding” pre-conference, December 2014.
- “Is Crowdfunding a Good Option for Your Research?” Mendeley Blog, November 2014.
- I participated in a Google Hangout on “Crowdfunding for University Research” hosted by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA), August 2014.
- “Crowdfunding Drug Development: The State of Play in Oncology and Rare Diseases,” a peer-reviewed journal article published in Drug Discovery Today (co-authored with Larry Lynd), June 2014. This article was covered in a range of news outlets, including the National Post and the Wall Street Journal’s Pharmalot blog.
- I was a panelist on the “Go Fund Yourself!” panel at the 2014 Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education National Conference, June 2014.
- “Update on crowdfunding in the regenerative medicine space,” Signals, May 2014.
- “Science Idol: Could regenerative medicine R&D be crowdfunded?” Signals, July 2013.
- “Spotlight on Crowdfunding Research and Development in the Healthcare Sector,” UniverCELLmarket, September 2013.