Linda C. Li
SCIENTIST, PHD, M.SC., B.SC. (PT)
Dr. Linda Li earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at McGill University, a Master of Science at the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.
- Help-seeking experience of patients with arthritis
- Models of care
- Digital media-enabled knowledge translation
She is currently a Michael Smith Foundation Health Research Scholar, and a past recipient of the CIHR New Investigator Award, and the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation Health Professional New Investigator Award.
As a health services researcher, Dr. Li’s research focuses on two areas: first, understanding the help-seeking experiences of people with early inflammatory arthritis; second, examining the use of digital media to improve models of arthritis care. Her methodological skills include clinical epidemiology and mixed-methods design. She also collaborates with digital media experts to develop and evaluate online tools, such as decision aids for promoting shared-decision making and interactive programs for coaching people to be physically active.
Dr. Li leads the Arthritis, Joint Health and Knowledge Translation Research Program, UBC.
- Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Canada Research Chair in Patient-Oriented Knowledge Translation
Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases, UBC
- Senior Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada
- Researchers look to physical therapy to get patients moving (Arthritis Research Canada News, November 2020)
- Activity Trackers Paired with Professional Coaching Significantly Help Increase Physical Activity in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis (Cision Newswire, April 2018)
- Dead-simple’ UBC app pushes people to walk for dementia research — and their health (CBC News, January 2017)
- Researcher-Consumer-Patient group collaboration facilitates knowledge translation (VCH Research Institute News, January 2017)