Linda Li, a professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of physical therapy, was announced as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
She is among three UBC faculty members given this honour for 2019. As an advocate for including patients’ voices, Li’s work advances the science and practice of engaging patients in shaping future research. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation.
“The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship award speaks to the outstanding academic environment at UBC for scientists to lead innovative health research that is instrumental to patients and the public,” Li said. “I am honored to follow in the footsteps of UBC physical therapy colleagues Susan Harris, Janice Eng, and Lara Boyd, and especially CAHS Distinguished Fellow, Martha Piper, a role model to so many.”
An award-winning epidemiologist and physiotherapist, Li aims to address the gap between “what is known” and “what we do” in the health sector. Her research focuses on two areas: to modernize the process of knowledge translation by developing and studying digital interventions, and to advance the methods of engaging the public in the research process.
Li is also an associate member of the School of Population and Public Health and director of the Arthritis, Joint Health and Knowledge Translation Research Program.
The 2019 induction ceremony was held in Ottawa on Sept. 19, 2019.