Dr. Marie Westby is a physical therapy clinical resource therapist in the Mary Pack Arthritis Program, Vancouver Coastal Health; a research associate at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI); and a clinical associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She completed her BSc.PT at UBC and after 15 years of clinical practice in arthritis, returned to UBC to complete a PhD in Rehabilitation in 2010 and a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellowship in the School of Public Health, University of Alberta in 2015. Dr. Westby’s research interests focus on quality of rehabilitation care and exercise prescription in adults living with arthritis and undergoing joint replacement surgery.
From 2016 to 2019, Dr. Westby held a VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist award and operating grants from the BC SUPPORT Unit and VCHRI. In 2020, she received an MSFHR Health Professional Investigator award to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of rehabilitation quality indicators on patient outcomes and experiences following joint replacement surgery for hip and knee osteoarthritis.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Westby, please see PubMed.