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Linda C. Li


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.

Research Interests

  • Help-seeking experience of patients with arthritis
  • Models of care
  • Digital media-enabled knowledge translation

Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology and Knowledge Translation at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

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.