Dr. Joanie Sims-Gould is a Knowledge Translation Scientist at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) where she is in a leadership role focused on the application of the clinical, population-based and intervention research conducted at CHHM. She works to ensure that projects have early and meaningful engagement of stakeholders and end users. She does this by working closely with individuals (children, youth, older adults), families, organizations (i.e. South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, The United Way of the Lower Mainland, BC Children and Women’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, West End Seniors Network Society, etc.), health authorities (Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health), policy makers and municipal (City of Vancouver & City of Surrey) and provincial government officials (BC Ministry of Health) to ensure that the research at CHHM reflects real needs (and questions) and that the findings are ‘brought back’ in a format that is usable. Her work is rooted in a belief that research needs to be transparent and accessible, and must inform practice. She is an applied health/health services researcher with strong links to the Vancouver and British Columbia practice communities. She is a registered Social Worker.