JointHealth™ express   February 23, 2023

Taking a citizen science approach to learn more about long COVID

On this episode of Arthritis At Home, Cheryl Koehn, president of Arthritis Consumer Experts, speaks with Dr. Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist of Clinical Epidemiology at Arthritis Research Canada. Dr. Li tells us about one of her current research projects, Citizen Science Long Covid Survey. We will hear about what “citizen science” means and how it works, as well as learn more about the importance of the effects of long-covid and ways to get involved in the research.

Dr. Li earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at McGill University, a Master of Science at the University of Western Ontario, a Doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto in 2004 and completed a CIHR-funded Post-doctoral Fellowship in knowledge translation at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Her research centers on improving the care for people with arthritis and empowering patient self-management. Her work focuses on the integration of online, mobile, and wearable tools in health care. Examples of her work include the use of interactive decision aids for improving communication between patients and health professionals, and the use of wearables and apps to personalized physical activity levels for patients. Dr. Li’s work in knowledge translation has also led to new studies on the benefits of engaging patients and the public in the full spectrum of research process.

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