Keenan Research Centre
Joanna E.M. Sale
PhD, McMaster University (Health Research Methodology); MSc, University of British Columbia (Health Promotion)
Associate Scientist, Mobility Program Clinical Research Unit in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Evidence-to-care gaps in musculoskeletal conditions, the patient perspective, medication use, initiatives to improve post-fracture care, behavior change models, qualitative research
I am a clinical epidemiologist with experience in both quantitative and qualitative research. My program of research includes studies that examine evidence-to-care gaps (medication use and medication-taking behavior, in particular) from the perspective of older adults with conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Parkinson’s Disease. Currently, I work predominantly in a bone health environment within the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)-funded Osteoporosis Strategy, a chronic disease management strategy that has been funded since 2005. Since 2007, I have been a co-investigator on the evaluation of the Strategy’s fracture clinic screening program (Principal Applicant: Dorcas Beaton).
- Member, Canadian Arthritis Network
- Member, Canadian Osteoarthritis Research Program
- Member, American Society for Bone & Mineral Research
- Member, European-based Fragility Fracture Network
- Research collaborations with the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network and the International Osteoporosis Foundation
- Chair, three Peer Review Committees at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in 2009 and 2010
- Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Research Ambassadors Knowledge Translation Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2010
I hold an appointment in the School of Graduate Studies at the level of Associate Member and am the course co-coordinator for Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services & Policy Research (HSR1001H). I serve on committees for several graduate students and look forward to accepting my own graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows in future.
Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 77305