Dr Linda Li Receives a 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty members who exemplify exceptional contributions in the areas of education, research and/or service, and who are dedicated to advancing both the Faculty’s values and vision of transforming health for everyone.


Congratulations to Dr Linda Li – recipient of a 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research.

Dr Linda Li is Professor and Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, and Senior Scientist at Arthritis Research Canada. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation. Dr Li’s research centers on improving the care for people with arthritis and supporting patient self-care.


Her work focuses on the integration of online, mobile, and wearable tools in health care. Examples include the use of interactive decision aids for improving communication between patients and health professionals, and the use of wearables and apps to promote physical activity in people with chronic bone and joint diseases.


Dr Li’s work in knowledge translation and implementation science has led to a new line of studies on the benefits of engaging patients and the public in the research process. Her work has been recognized by a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (a division of the American College of Rheumatology).