Barbara Liu

Barbara Liu, MD, FRCPC

Sunnybrook Research Institute

2019 Knowledge Translation Grant — Promoting movement in older adults in the community (PROMO) (KT2019-09)

Dr. Barbara Liu is a practicing Geriatrician, Executive Director, Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) of Toronto and Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Postgraduate Residency Program, University of Toronto. She is the co-lead of the successful MOVE ON (Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario) study that increased rates of mobilization and reduced length of stay in 14 hospitals. MOVE has spread nationally and internationally. Dr. Liu leads the provincial senior-friendly strategy which includes developing and implementing knowledge-to-practice (KTP) interventions such as Senior Friendly Hospital (SFH) ACTION (Accelerating Change Together in Ontario). As part of SFH ACTION, 87 hospitals received training and coaching in quality improvement and change leadership to support their implementation of senior friendly initiatives. Dr. Liu is able to leverage extensive networks, which represents rich opportunities for spread.