Linda Li

Dr. Linda Li is an associate professor and Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, and a senior scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. Li’s research focuses in three areas: 1) Understanding the help-seeking experience in people with early inflammatory arthritis, 2) Evaluating models of arthritis care, and 3) Studying the role of digital media tools to improve the uptake of effective treatment. Her research involves collaborating with scientists and skilled workers in sociology, health psychology, computer science and visual arts to create online tools, such as decision aids for promoting shared-decision making and interactive programs for coaching people to be physically active.

Recent Publications

Townsend A, Backman CL, Adam P, Li LC. A qualitative interview study: patient accounts of medication use in early rheumatoid arthritis from symptom onset to early postdiagnosis. BMJ Open. 2013 Feb 13;3(2). pii: e002164. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002164. Print 2013. (PubMed abstract)

Roots RK, Li LC. Recruitment and retention of occupational therapists and physiotherapists in rural regions: a meta-synthesis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 Feb 12;13:59. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-59. (PubMed abstract)

Li LC, Townsend AF, Badley EM. Self-management interventions in the digital age: new approaches to support people with rheumatologic conditions. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Jun;26(3):321-33. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2012.05.005. (PubMed abstract)

Townsend A, Amarsi Z, Backman CL, Cox SM, Li LC. Communications between volunteers and health researchers during recruitment and informed consent: qualitative content analysis of email interactions. J Med Internet Res. 2011 Oct 13;13(4):e84. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1752. (PubMed abstract)

Li LC, Sayre EC, Kopec JA, Esdaile JM, Bar S, Cibere J. Quality of nonpharmacological care in the community for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol. 2011 Oct;38(10):2230-7. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.110264. Epub 2011 Aug 1. (PubMed abstract)