About OPEN

The OPEN program is developed by a team of health researchers and website experts through a research grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the support of Arthritis Research Centre of Canada.

The following helped bring OPEN to you:

Investigators:

Linda Li
Associate Professor and Harold Robinson / Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, and Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada.

Sydney Brooks
Director of Research, The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division

Allyson Jones
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

Valorie Crooks
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University.

Ryan Rhodes
Professor in the Department of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria, and Director of the Behavioural Medicine (BMED) lab, University of Victoria.

John Esdaile
Arthur JE Child Chair in Rheumatology Research,Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary,
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Scientific Director at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada.

Jacek Kopec
Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, and Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada.

Jolanda Cibere
Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada.

Scott Lear
Pfizer/Heart and Stroke Foundation BC & Yukon Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research, St. Paul's Hospital, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Member, Division of Cardiology, Providence Health Care, Assistant Academic Director, Healthy Heart Program, St. Paul's Hospital

James N. Pencharz
Family Physician at Credit Valley Family Health Team , Toronto,ON

Website Development Team:


Video Production:

  • Actors:
    • Ellie Harvie
    • Michael Hogan
Sponsors UBC Phycsical Therapy Arthritis Reserarch Centre of Canada Canadian Institutes of Health Research