Where Are They Now? C2E2 Alumni Samantha Pollard tells her Story

Dr. Samantha Pollard holds a PhD from UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, a Master of Science from McMaster University, and a BA (honours) from UBC. Dr. Pollard joined C2E2 in 2011 as a research assistant and PhD student, under the supervision of Dr. Stirling Bryan and Dr. Nick Bansback. Trained in epidemiology, healthcare ethics, and mixed-methods research, she is currently completing her post-doctoral fellowship with the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) at BC Cancer.

Dr. Pollard is a co-investigator on the Genome Canada-funded “Canadian Network for Learning Healthcare Systems and Cost-effective 'Omics Innovation” (CLEO) (https://www.genomebc.ca/blog/bc-researchers-secure-10m-in-funding-to-examine-the-effectiveness-of-genomics-in-clinical-health-care). Dr. Pollard is working alongside an experienced team of health economists, clinicians and academic health researchers to ensure that reimbursement and implementation of emerging precision oncology innovations reflects health system stakeholder values.