Elizabeth Badley, PhD

Elizabeth Badley
Division of Outcomes and Population Health;
The Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit (ACREU),
Toronto Western Research Unit;
Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto

Elizabeth Badley is an Epidemiologist and a health services researcher. She is the founder and Director of the Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit (ACREU) and Senior Scientist and Head of the Division of Outcomes and Population Health at the Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network (UHN). She is also Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto, Program Director for the PhD Epidemiology Program at the University of Toronto and Senior Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).

In addition, Badley is Vice Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), a member of the Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) and Medical Advisory Board of The Arthritis Society (National). She is also a member of the Editorial Boards of Arthritis Care & Research and Disability and Rehabilitation.

Badley has an extensive research career specializing in the epidemiology of chronic and disabling conditions, particularly musculoskeletal disorders. She is one of the lead authors of Arthritis in Canada (2003), the first-ever national surveillance report on arthritis and chief editor of the ICES Practice Atlas on Arthritis and Related Conditions, 2nd ed. (2004). Badley’s current research seeks to quantify and better understand the impact of arthritis in the Canadian population. She has also published widely on the epidemiology of rheumatic disorders, their impact on the population, and implications for service provision, as well as on assessment of impairments, disabilities and handicaps and was lead author of many reports on arthritis and related conditions.

Telephone: 416-603-6269

Selected Publications

  • Badley EM. Arthritis in Canada: What do we know and what should we know? (Review) Journal of Rheumatology – Supplement. 2005; 72:39-44.
  • Power JD, Cott CA, Badley EM, Hawker GA. Physical therapy services for older adults with at least moderately severe hip or knee arthritis in two Ontario counties. Journal of Rheumatology. 2005; 32(1):123-129.
  • Glazier RH, Badley EM, Lineker SC, Wilkins AL, Bell MJ. Getting a Grip on Arthritis: An educational intervention for the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in primary care. Journal of Rheumatology. 2005; 32(1):137-134.
  • Badley EM, Glazier RH (eds). Arthritis and Related Conditions in Ontario: ICES Research Atlas (2nd edition). Toronto: Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES), 2004.
  • Badley EM, DesMeules M (eds). Arthritis in Canada: An Ongoing Challenge, Ottawa: Health Canada, 2003.

See publications by Elizabeth Badley on PubMed.