Joanie Sims-Gould

Dr. Joanie Sims-Gould is an associate professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. She held (2014 – 2019) Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar awards. She is a principal scientist for the Active Aging Research Team and project co-lead for Active Aging British Columbia. Dr. Sims-Gould is a community based health researcher who applies a range of methodological and engagement approaches to understanding broad public health concerns, particularly those related to older adults and “adding life to years”. She works with diverse partners to ensure that her research is inclusive and reflects real needs (and questions). With her strong commitment to knowledge mobilization and implementation science, Dr. Sims-Gould ensures her research findings are ‘brought back’ to partners and effective interventions can be spread and/or scaled across jurisdictions.