Joanie Sims-Gould

  Principal Scientist, Active Aging Research Team

Joanie Sims-Gould
Clinical Associate Professor

Family Practice

Clinical Associate Professor, PhD, RSW

Joanie Sims-Gould

Principal Scientist, Active Aging Research Team

Dr. Sims-Gould is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Sims-Gould is a dedicated sex and gender health researcher who applies novel 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 stakeholders to ensure that her research is inclusive and reflects real needs (and questions). With her strong commitment to knowledge mobilization, Dr. Sims-Gould ensures that her research findings are ‘brought back’ to stakeholders in the public sphere using dynamic and engaging knowledge translation tools, such as film.

Dr. Sims-Gould is directly involved and currently leads several research projects focused on the intersection between older adult health, culture, mobility and gender. She is a Principal Scientist for the Active Aging Research Team.

Dr. Sims-Gould holds degrees in Biology (BSc), Gerontology (BA), and Social Work (BSW & MSW) and an interdisciplinary PhD. Dr. Sims-Gould also received post-doctoral training and work experience in two distinct settings – UBC’s Department of Sociology and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute with Dr. Karim Khan (Scientific Director of IMHA, CIHR). Dr. Sims-Gould was recognized for her scholarship with a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator award and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar award. This diversity of experience across disciplines and professions and in collaboration with many community stakeholders has uniquely positioned her to address multi-faceted issues in aging and health with a focus on sex and gender.

Areas of Research

aging, health (social and physical), gender, community based health research, long term care, participatory and qualitative methods