Joanie Sims-Gould, PhD, BSc, MSW
University of British Columbia
2015 Transformative Grant Program Pilot Study — Improving advance care planning for frail elderly Canadians (TG 2015-03-P)
Dr. Joanie Sims-Gould is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia and a Researcher at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM). She is also a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator, involved in knowledge translation and exchange primarily with older adults, their families, the health professionals who work with them and provincial and national stakeholders. In 1995, Dr. Sims-Gould received her Bachelor of Science from McMaster University, and obtained her MSW, with a Gerontology Specialization, from Lakehead University in 1999. She subsequently studied Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia, receiving her PhD in 2006. Sims-Gould’s research interests include home care, frail older adults, residential/long-term care, nursing homes, age-friendly communities and social work practice.