Arthritis is a chronic condition with symptoms that fluctuate over time depending on treatments, exercise, daily activities and more.

“These changes make it difficult for people to understand their disease over time,” said Dr. Linda Li, a Senior Scientist at Arthritis Research Canada.

Dr. Li has spent a decade collaborating with patient partners and health professionals to develop resources and recommendations for tracking symptoms and daily activities. The goal? To help people with arthritis create a full picture of their health and communicate effectively with their health care providers.

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Tracking, Physical Activity and Arthritis Self-Management Research

Research Scientist

Dr. Linda Li, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD, FCAHS

Dr. Linda Li, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD, FCAHS

Senior Scientist, Arthritis Research Canada


Dr. Linda Li is a Senior Scientist at Arthritis Research Canada and Professor and Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia. She also holds a Canada Research Chair in Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation.

Dr. Li’s research focuses on the integration of digital tools in rehabilitation, including the use of wearables and apps to promote physical activity in people with arthritis, and in older adults to prevent falls. Her work in knowledge translation and implementation science has led to a new line of studies on strategies for engaging with patients and the public in the research process.