Marie Westby

 

Marie Westby
Clinician Scientist

Physical Therapy, Medicine

BSc. PT, PhD

604-875-4111 Ext. 68834

Marie Westby

Marie joined CHHM as an Associate Member in 2016 after completing her post-doctoral research through the School of Public Health, U of Alberta. For her postdoc, she developed quality indicators (QIs) for rehabilitation before and after elective total hip and knee replacement surgery. She has worked at the Mary Pack Arthritis Program for 30+ years and is currently a PT Clinical Resource Therapist in Rheumatology. She is a 2020 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research VCHRI funded Health Professional Investigator whose research focuses on the implementation and evaluation of these QIs using patient and clinician targeted strategies with the aim of improving rehabilitation care equity and patient outcomes and experiences in this growing patient population. She was a core member in the development of the Active For Health toolkit which is a repository of high quality physical activity resources and tools for clinicians and people living with chronic conditions in BC. (https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating-physical-activity/active-for-health)

https://www.msfhr.org/1/award_researcher/marie-westby
https://www.vchri.ca/researchers/marie-westby

Areas of Research

Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Exercise Prescription, Quality Indicators, Knowledge Translation, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement