Professor of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia

An epidemiologist and physiotherapist, Dr. Linda Li aims to address the gap between "what is known" and "what we do" in the health sector. Her research centers on improving the care for people with arthritis and empowering patient self-care through integration of online, mobile, and wearable technologies in community settings. An advocate for including patient voices, Dr. Li's work advances the science and practice of engaging patients in shaping future research. She has been recognized by a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (a division of American ...


Professor, University of British Columbia

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose is Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. She is a Canada Research Chair in the area of healthy aging. She is known internationally for her work on the effect of exercise on cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults. Her research findings have been implemented in health authorities, translated into a provincial-wide program, and influenced international practice guidelines to promote healthy aging. She has held numerous leadership roles, including Director of the Vancouver General Hospital Falls Prevention Program, co-Director of the ...


Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

Dr. Garland is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. She is recognized internationally for her advances in the neural control of movement, particularly relevant to muscle fatigue and the recovery of standing balance and mobility after stroke. She has held numerous leadership roles in education and research for the academic development of rehabilitation sciences in Canada, most recently Chair, Physiotherapy Specialty Certification Board of Canada. She was instrumental in expanding physiotherapy education in BC to include a Northern and Rural Cohort to ...


Professor, Human Performance Lab, University of Calgary

A physiotherapist and epidemiologist in the field of injury epidemiology. The focus of her research is in injury prevention in youth sport and recreation and pediatric rehabilitation. Her clinical and population health approach to the identification of risk factors for injury and evaluation of prevention strategies to reduce the risk of injury has had a significant public health impact through informing practice and policy in youth sport and recreation both within Canada and world-wide. Her research program also addresses consequences of injury and secondary prevention and rehabilitation ...


Vice Dean, McMaster University

Dina Brooks is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Her research experience has included varied models (e.g., anaesthetized animals, conscious animals and humans) and different research approaches. She is presently involved in research in two main patient populations: individuals with chronic lung diseaseand those with cardiovascular disease.