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Additional Affiliations

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

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

Dr. Linda Li earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at McGill University, a Master of Science at University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. 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 in 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.

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