Elizabeth M Badley, PhD

The major focus of Dr. Badley's research is the epidemiology of chronic disabling conditions with particular attention to the personal and societal impacts of arthritis, health services and policy research relating to arthritis, and understanding processes which lead to disability.

She is the founder and director of the Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit (ACREU: www.ACREU.ca), an inter-disciplinary research unit with a comprehensive program of applied research concerned with the impact of chronic conditions and delivery of care to people with chronic disabling disorders, using arthritis as a model.

Understanding the nature of osteoarthritis (OA) and chronic joint symptoms, their prevalence, incidence and impact in the population. In the context of aging, current research includes the multi-joint nature of OA, the inter-relationships of OA, adiposity and related metabolic and inflammatory features, and OA-associated outcomes including disability and cardiovascular disease.

For a list of Dr. Badley's publications, please visit PubMed or Scopus.

Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit
Member, UHN Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Centre
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences