Dr. Jackie Whittaker is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Research Scientist at Arthritis Research Canada, Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar.

Her research takes a lifespan approach to preventing osteoarthritis and other chronic musculoskeletal conditions, with a particular emphasis on those resulting from sport and recreation injury.

This includes understanding the consequences of youth knee injuries, identifying modifiable factors that mediate knee injury and subsequent onset of osteoarthritis, and co-developing interventions with patient and clinician partners to halt or delay the onset of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis and other chronic musculoskeletal conditions.