Dr. Joanna Sale is a clinical epidemiologist whose current interests are in evidence-to-care gaps in musculoskeletal conditions, the patient perspective, medication use, older adults with multiple chronic diseases, and behaviour change. She co-leads the evaluation of the provincial Fracture Screening and Prevention Program, a program within the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy that is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. While Sale’s main area of research is in bone health (patients with osteoporotic or fragility fractures), she is also involved in projects related to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, asthma, and kidney disease.
Dr. Sale’s program of research includes studies that examine topics such as understanding risk, how patients navigate the health care system, patients’ experience of the clinical encounter, the experience of pain and depression, how patients manage their health condition in a real world setting, and caregiving. She specializes in primary data collection.
Dr. Sale received her Masters of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, her PhD from McMaster University, and her Post-Doctorate from the University of Toronto.