Dr. Linda Li is Associate Professor and Harold Robinson / Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases at the Department of Physical Therapy, and Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. She also holds a Canada Research Chair in Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation. She earned a BSc(PT) at McGill University, an MSc at Western University, a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, and then completed a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellowship in clinical epidemiology/knowledge translation at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

Canada Research Chair (2013-18).
MSFHR Scholar Award (2011-19).
CIHR New Investigator Award (2008-13).
American College of Rheumatology Health Professional New Investigator Award (2009-11)

phone: 6042074020
Arthritis Research Centre of Canada
5591 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6X 2C7

Courses Taught
Please see: http://arthritis.rehab.med.ubc.ca/

Graduate Students
Post-doctoral fellow:

  • Marie Westby

PhD students:

  • Jenny Leese
  • Bao Chau Tran

MSc students:

  • Arun Agha
  • Alexandria Klemm
  • Cam Clayton

As a health services researcher, Dr. Li’s research focuses in two areas: 1) understanding the help-seeking experience in people with early inflammatory arthritis, and 2) evaluating 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. Her research is currently funded by CIHR, MSFHR, The Arthritis Society, the Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND NCE).