In January 2015, Colin re-joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as Professor and Assistant Chair, to lead efforts in undergraduate education with a specific focus on expanding experiential design courses and professional practice preparation. Colin’s research focuses on educational pedagogy, healthcare IT, entrepreneurship and innovation. Most recently, Colin was with the School of Nursing. From 2008-2013, Colin was the Director of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1985 and an MBA in Technology Management from the Weatherhead School of Management in 1997. Dr. Drummond has conducted research in the areas of medical device design, microfabrication packaging, sensor systems, and cross-platform software systems integration. For over two decades Colin has worked in the application of science and technology to the creation of products and services.
During 2004-2007, Colin was the Director of Clinical Research for non-acute medical products at the Invacare Corporation, specializing in respiratory therapy (primarily oxygen therapy), sleep disorder research, and establishing a new clinical research program strategy. Prior to joining Invacare in 2000, Colin was the Manager of Marketing and Business Development for the Powder Systems Group at the Nordson Corporation, focusing on product development, international high-technology manufacturing coating system start-ups, and eBusiness initiatives. Earlier, Colin spent 8 years at the NASA Lewis Research Center developing programming techniques for complex aircraft system analysis and turbomachinery stability. He holds three product patents and has a fourth pending.
My research focuses on simulation and applied informatics to improve health-care decision-making; much of this research has a strong translational focus, resulting in collaboration with patient care and health care systems on clinical trials. More recently, research has centered on the utility of wearable technologies for human performance assessment and conversational agents in enhancing the quality of life for isolated patients.