Joan L. Bottorff,
PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN

  • Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Chair in Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention
  • Professor, School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan
  • UBC Distinguished University Scholar
  • Associate Member, School of Nursing, UBC Vancouver
  • Affiliate Scientist, BC Cancer Agency

Educational Background:

  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. B.Sc.N
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. B.Ed. (Elementary Education)
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. M.Ed. (Educational Psychology)
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. M.N, 
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. PhD (Nursing)

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Social contexts of health behaviour
  • Cancer prevention and screening
  • Tobacco and gender influences
  • Women's health
  • Risk perception and risk communication
  • Palliative care

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities:

Supporting tailored approaches to reducing tobacco (START) - decreasing breast cancer incidence
PI:  Joan Bottorff and Chris Richardon
Co-I:  PA Ratner, C Gotay, R. Haines, J. Oliffe, K. Johnson, C. Okoli, P. Hutchinson
Dates:  2009-2012
Funded by: Canadian Breast Cancer Alliance and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, $307,000

Establishing cultural safety and effecting organizational change for aboriginal healthcare in the urban
centres of the Okanagan Valley
PI:  Rachel Hole, Mike Evans, Lawrence Berg and Joan Bottorff
Co-Is:  S. Chau,, P. Hutchinson, D. Kurtz, D. Wepa, and L. Bryant-Maclean
Dates:  2009-2012
Funded by:  CIHR, $404,571

Social and build environments and gendered effects of secondhand smoke
PI: Lorraine Greaves
Co-I: J. Bottorff, N. Poole, C. Okaoli, I Torchalla
Dates:  2009-2010
Funded by:  CIHR, $75,000

CIHR Team Grant: Investigating tobacco and Gender (iTAG) 
PI: Joan Bottorff and John Oliffe
Co-I:  L. Greaves, N. Poole, M. Ensom, R. Haines, C. Okoli, C. Robinson, M. Khara, M. Krank
Dates:  2008-2014
Funded by: CIHR, $999,609

Healthcare ethics in rural palliative care
PI:  Barb Pesut
Co-I:  C. Robinson, J. Bottorff
Dates:  2008-2011
Funded by:  CIHR, $148,837

FACET3: Translating knowledge into tailored interventions for women and men to address tobacco use during pregnancy and postpartum
PI: Joan Bottorff and John Oliffe
Co-I: L. Greaves, P. Hill, N. Poole, R. Bahgat, A. Dauphinee, Z. Hussein
Dates: 2008 - 2010
Funded by: CIHR, $200,000

FACET3: Translating knowledge into tailored interventions for women and men to address tobacco use during pregnancy and postpartum
PI: Joan Bottorff and John Oliffe
Co-I: L. Greaves, P. Hill, N. Poole, R. Bahgat, A. Dauphinee
Dates: 2008 - 2010
Funded by: CIHR, $200,000
Action required: Revisiting better practices in smoking cessation interventions for pregnant girls and women
PI: Lorraine Greaves
Co-I: M. Boscoe, L. Aldred. N. Poole, P. Selby, C. Southerland-Brown, J.L. Bottorff
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Funded by: CIHR, $100,000

Depression and Masculinities: The Perspectives of Elderly Men
PI: John Oliffe
Co-I: J. Ogrodniczuk, J.L. Bottorff, B. Rasmussen , P. Galdas, A. Phinney
Dates: 2008 - 2010
Funded by: CIHR, $100,000

Assessing Smoking Cessation Interventions by Providers Among Pregnant Girls and Women
PI: Lorraine Greaves & C.T.C. Okoli
Co-I: J.L. Bottorff, L. Marcellus, C. Enns, R. Stanwick
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Funded by: CTCRI, $15,000

Depression and masculinities: The perspectives of men and their partners
PI: John Oliffe and John Ogrodniczuk
Co-I: Ian Blue, Joan L. Bottorff, Paul Galdas
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Funded by: CIHR, $100,000

Publications and Reports:

Selected Recent Publications 

Journals

Bottorff, J.L., McKeown, S.B., Carey, J., Haines, R., Okoli, C., Johnson, K., Easley, J., Ferrence, R., Baillie, L., & Ptolemy, E.  (2010). Young women's responses to smoking and breast cancer risk information.  Health Education Research. DOI: 10.1093/her/cyp067.

Okoli, C.T.C., Greaves, L., Bottorff, J.L., & Marcellus, L.M. (2010).  Health care providers' engagement in smoking cessation with pregnant smokers. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. 39, 64-77; 2010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2009.01084.x

Robinson, C. A., Pesut, B., & Bottorff, J. L. (2010). Issues in rural palliative care: Views from the countryside. Journal of Rural Health, 26, 78-84.

Johnson, J. L., Malchy, L. A., Ratner, P. A., Hossain, S., Procyshyn, R.M., Bottorff, J. L., Groening, M., Gibson, P., Osborne, M., & Schultz A. (2009). Community mental healthcare providers' attitudes and practices related to smoking cessation interventions. Patient Education and Counselling,77, 289-295.

Rasdma, J., & Bottorff, J.L. (2009).  Counteracting ambivalence: Nurses who smoke and their health Promotion role with patients who smoke. Research in Nursing and Health, 32 (4), 443-452.

Oliffe, J., Grewal, S., Bottorff, J.L., Hislop, T.G., Phillips, M., & Dhesi, J. (2009). Physical activity among senior South Asian Canadian immigrant men: Connecting masculinities and culture. Critical Public Health. 19(3-4), 383-398.

Howard, A.F., Balneaves, L.G., & Bottorff, J.L. (2009). Women's decision making about risk-reducing strategies in the context of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: A systematic review. Journal of Genetic Counseling. DOI 10.1007/s10897-009-9245-9

Johnson, J.L., Oliffe, J. L., Kelly, K. T., Bottorff, J. L.., & LeBeau, K, (2009). The readings of smoking fathers: A semiotics analyses of tobacco cessation images.  Health Communication, 24, 532-547.

Bottorff, J.L., Carey, J., Mowatt, R., Varcoe, C., Johnson, J.L., Hutchinson, P., Sullivan, D., Williams, W., & Wardman, D. (2009).  Bingo halls and smoking:  Perspectives of Aboriginal women.  Health and Place, 15, 1014-1021.

Oliffe, J., Ogrodnickzuk, J., Bottorff, J.L., Halpin, M. & Hislop, T.G. (2009). Connecting humor, health and masculinities at prostate cancer support groups. Psycho-oncology. 18, 916-926.

Baillie, L., Callaghan, D., Smith, M.L., Bottorff, J.L., Bassett-Smith, J.L., Budgen, C.M., & Feddersen, M. (2009). A review of undergraduate university tobacco control policy process in Canada. Health Education Research; doi: 10.1093/her/cyp026

Bottorff, JL, Robinson, CA, Sullivan, KM, Smith, ML. (2009). Lung cancer patient approaches to continued family smoking. Oncology Nursing Forum.36 (3), E126-132.

Bottorff, J. L. Johnson, J. L., Moffat, M., & Mulvogue T. (2009). Relief oriented use of marijuana by teens.  Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 4:7 (online).

Stajduhar, K.I., Funk, L., Shaw, A., Bottorff, J., & Johnson, J. (2009). Resilience in the female injection drug user. International Journal of Drug Policy, 20, 309-316.

Robinson, C.A., Pesut, B., Bottorff, J. L., Mowry, A., Broughton, S., & Fyles, G. (2009). Rural palliative care: A comprehensive review.  Journal of Palliative Care Medicine, 12(2), 253-258.

Bottorff, J.L., Radsma, J., Kelly, M., & Oliffe, J. (2009). New fathers' narratives of reducing and quitting smoking. Sociology of Health and Illness, 31(2), 185-200.

Hutchinson, P.J., Richardson, C.G., & Bottorff, J. L. (2008). Emergent cigarette smoking, correlations with depression and interest in cessation among Aboriginal adolescents in British Columbia.  Canadian Journal of Public Health, 99, 418-422.

Oliffe, J., Bottorff, J.L., Kelly, M., & Halpin, M.  (2008) Analyzing participant produced photographs from an ethnographic study of fatherhood and smoking. Research in Nursing and Health Research, 31. 529-539.

Loiselle, C., Sitaram, B., Hack, T.F., Bottorff, J.L., & Degner, L. (2008). Canada and India: An innovative partnership to advance oncology nursing research. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35 (4), 5873-587.

Oliffe, J.L., Halpin, M., Bottorff, J.L., Hislop, T.G., McKenzie, M., & Mroz, L. (2008). How prostate cancer support groups do and do not survive: British Columbian perspectives. American Journal of Men’s Health, 2(2), 143-155. http://jmh.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/2/2/143

Johnson, J. L., Moffat, B., Bottorff, J. L., Shoveller, J. A., Fischer, B., & Haines, R. (2008). Beyond the barriers: marking the place for marijuana use at a Canadian high school. Journal of Youth Studies, 1 (1), 47-64.

Bottorff, J. L., Oliffe, J.L., Halpin, M., Phillips, M., McLean, G., & Mroz, L.  (2008). Women and prostate cancer support groups: The gender connect?  Social Science and Medicine, 66, 1217-1227.

Chen, W., Bottorff, J.L., Saewyck, E.M., & Zumbo, B.D.  (2008).  Understanding adolescent non-smokers: Reasons for not smoking and susceptibility to future smoking in a sample of Chinese and Caucasian students in Canada Public Health Nursing, 25(1),18-27.  Retrieved from http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1525-1446.2008.00676.x

Greaves, L., Kalaw, C., & Bottorff, J.L. (2007). Case studies in power and control related to tobacco use during pregnancy. Women's Health Issues, 17(5), 325-332.

Howard, F.A., Balneaves, L.G., & Bottorff, J.L. (2007). Ethnocultural women's experience sof breast cancer: A qualitative meta-study. Cancer Nursing, 30(4): E27-E35.

Bottorff, J.L., Grewal, S.K., Balneaves, L.G., Naidu, P., Johnson, J.L., & Sawhney, R. (2007). Punjabi women's stories of breast cancer symptoms: Gulti (lumps), bumps, and Darad (pain). Cancer Nursing, 30(4): E36-E45.

Oliffe, J., Grewal, S., Bottorff, J.L., Luke, H., & Toor, H. (2007). Elderly South Asian Canadian immigrant men: Confirming and disrupting dominant discourses about masculinity and men's health. Family and Community Health, 30(3), 224-236.

Oliffe, J., & Bottorff, J.L. (2007). Further than the eye can see?: Photo-elicitation and research with men. Qualitative Health Research, 17(6), 850-858.

Richardson, C.G., Ratner, P.A., Zumbo, B.D., Bottorff, J.L., Shoeveller, J.A., Prakachin, K.M., & Johnson, J.L. (2007). Validation of the dimensions of tobacco dependence scale for adolescents. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 1498-1504.

Bottorff, J.L., Ratner, P.A., Johnson, J.L., Hislop, T.G., Buxton, J.A., Zeisser, C., Chen, W., & Reime, B. (2007). Women's responses to information on mammographic breast density. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 39 (1), 38-57.

McCullum, M., Bottorff, J. L., Kelly, M., Kieffer, S. A., & Balneaves, L.G. (2007). Time to decide about risk-reducing mastectomy: A case series of BRCA1/2 gene mutation carriers. BMC Women's Health, 7(3) (9 pages) Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/7/3.  

Howard, A.F., Bottorff, J.L., Balneaves, L.G., & Grewal, S.K. (2007). Punjabi immigrant women's breast cancer stories. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10903-007-9044-z

Bombard, Y., Penziner, E., Decolongon, J., Klemek, M.L.N., Creighton, S., Suchowersky, O., Guttman, M., Paulsen, J.S., Bottorff, J.L., & Hayden, M.R. (2007). Managing genetic discrimination: Strategies used by  individuals found to have the Huntington disease. Clinical Genetics, 71, 220-231.

Balneaves, L.G., Bottorff, J.L., Grewall, S.K., Naidu, P., Johnson, J.L., & Howard, F. (2007). Family support of immigrant Punjabi women with breast cancer. Family and Community Health. 30 (1), 16-28.

Selected Chapters in Books 

Bottorff, J.L., Ratner, P.A., Johnson, J.L., McCullum, M. (2000).  Communication of individualized cancer risk information within the family context.  L. Baider, C. Cooper, & A.K. De-Nours (Eds.), Cancer and the family (2nd, edition, pp. 353-372). Chichester:  John Wiley & Sons. 

Johnson, J. L., Ratner, P. A., Bottorff, J. L., Hall, W., & Dahinten, S. (2000). Preventing smoking relapse in postpartum women. Nursing Research, 49, 44-52. [Reprinted in Loiselle, C. G., Profetto-McGrath, J., Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2004). Canadian essentials of nursing research (pp. 489-504). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.]

Johnson, J.L, Ratner, P.A., Bottorff, J.L., Hall, W., & Dahinten, S. (2000). Preventing smoking relapse in postpartum women. Nursing Research, 49, 44-52. [Reprinted in Polit, D. F., Beck, C. T., & Hungler, B.F. (2004). Lehrbuch Pflegeforschung.  Methodki, Beurteilung und Anwendung (pp. 429-443). Bern: Verlag Hans Huber.]

Bottorff, J. L. (Contributor) (1999).  Research and nursing practice.  In B.W. Du Gas, L. Esson, & S.E. Ronaldson.  Nursing foundations:  A Canadian perspective (2nd ed., pp. 123-153).  Scarborough, ON:  Prentice Hall.

Ratner, P.A., Bottorff, J.L., & Johnson, J.L. (1998).  Structural equation modeling.  In P.J. Brink & M.J. Wood (Eds.), Advanced Design in Nursing Research (pp. 178-209, 2nd ed.).  Newbury Park: Sage.

Bottorff, J. L. (1998).  Nurse-patient communication.  In J.J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (351-352). New York:  Springer.

Bottorff, J. L. (1998).  Nurse-patient interaction.  In J.J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (352-354). New York:  Springer.

Bottorff, J. L. (1998).  Empathy.  In J.J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (pp. 169-171). New York:  Springer.

Bottorff, J. L. (1998).  Nurse-patient relationship.  In J.J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research  (pp. 354-355). New York:  Springer.

Bottorff, J.L. (1997). Linking qualitative and quantitative research:  New avenues for programmatic research.  In J.M. Morse (Ed.), Completing a qualitative project:  Details and dialogue (pp. 227-249).  Thousand Oaks:  Sage.

Morse, J.M., Kieren, D., & Bottorff, J.L. (1997).  The Adolescent Menstrual Attitude Questionnaire.  In C. Davis, W. L. Yarber, R. Bauserman, G. Schreer, & S. L. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Morse, J.M., Solberg, S.M., Neander, W.L., Bottorff, J.L., & Johnson, J.L. (1996).  Concepts of caring and caring as a concept.  In J.W. Kenney (Ed.), Philosophical and theoretical perspectives for advanced nursing practice (pp. 261-273).  Boston:  Jones and Bartlett.  [Reprinted from Advances in Nursing Science, 1990, 13 (1), 1-14]

Bottorff, J.L. (1994).  Using videotaped recordings in qualitative research.  In J.M. Morse (Ed.), Critical issues in qualitative research (pp. 224-261). Newbury Park:  Sage.  [Translated into Spanish (2005). Asuntos Críticos en los Metods de Investigación Cualitativa. Alicante, Spain: Departmento de Enfermeria, Universidad of De Alicante]

Morse, J.M., Bottorff, J.L., Solberg, S.M., & Neander, W.L. (1994).  Comparative analysis of conceptualizations and theories of caring.  In E.C. Hein & M.J. Nicholson (Eds.), Contemporary leadership behavior (pp. 25-44).  Philadelphia:  J.B. Lippincott.  [Reprinted from Image, 1991,23, 119-126]

Bottorff, J.L. (1994).  Using videotaped recordings in qualitative research.  In J.M. Morse (Ed.), Critical issues in qualitative research (pp. 224-261). Newbury Park:  Sage.  [The book received the AJN Book of the Year Award, 1995; Translated into Spanish: (2003). Asuntos Críticos en la Metodología de Investigación Cualitativa, Columbia: The University of Antioquia Press]

Morse, J.M., Bottorff, J.L., Solberg, S.M., & Neander, W.L. (1992).  Comparative analysis of conceptualizations and theories of caring.  In J.M. Morse (Ed.), Qualitative health research.  A book of readings (pp. 69-90)  Newbury Park, CA:  Sage. (Reprinted from Image, 1991, 23, 119-126)

Morse, J.M., & Bottorff, J.L. (1992).  The emotional experience of breast expression.  In J.M. Morse (Ed.), Qualitative health research.  A book of readings (pp. 319-332).  Newbury Park, CA:  Sage.  (Reprinted from Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 1988, 33, (4), 165-170)

Bottorff, J.L. (1991).  A methodological review and evaluation of research on nurse-patient touch.  In P.L. Chinn (Ed.), An anthology of caring  (pp. 303-343).  New York:  National League for Nursing Press.

 

 

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Contact

Joan Bottorff
Director
IHLCDP
UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road, ART 223
Kelowna   BC   V1V 1V7

Tel: 250-807-8627
Fax: 250-807-8629
email: joan.bottorff@ubc.ca

Joan Bottorff