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

Educational Background

  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. B.Sc.N, 1974
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. B.Ed. (Elementary Education) 1979
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. M.Ed. (Educational Psychology) 1980
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. M.N, 1988
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta. PhD (Nursing) 1992

Teaching Interests and Responsibilities

Research Interests

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

Research Program websites:

Families Controlling and Eliminating Tobacco (FACET) -
Investigating Tobacco and Gender (iTAG) -  

Current Research

Harmonization: Building a collaborative framerwork for cancer prevention

PI: J.L. Bottorff
Co-PIs: S. Lamont, C. Adair, T. Healy, M. Jones-Bricker
Co-Is: S. Johnson, J.L. Oliffe, W. Osei, S. Tillotson, D. Bowering, B. Grant, N. Viney
Dates: 2012-2015
Funded by:  CCSRI $928,000

Picture Me Smokefree - Young Adult Cessation Photo Portal

PI: R. Haines-Saah
Co-I: J. Bottorff, J. Oliffe, K.L. Frohlich, C. Seely
Dates: 2011-2013
Funded by: CCSRI $125,000

Smoking on the Margins: An Equity Analysis of the Outcomes of an Outdoor Smoke free Policy

PI: C. Okoli, A. Pedersen
Co-I: J. Bottorff, L. Greaves, N. Poole, N. Hemsing
Dates: 2010-2012
Funded by: CIHR $199,918  

Advancing the health promotion efforts of prostate cancer groups

PI: J.L. Oliffe
Co-I: J. L. Bottorff, B. Garrett, M. McKenzie
Dates: 2012-2016
Funded by: CIHR $450,000

Palliative Care without Borders: Rural Integrated Palliative Approach Team

PI: B. Pesut, B. Hooper
Co-I: C.A. Robinson, J. L. Bottorff, R. Sawatsky, W. Clarke, S. Lehbaurer, T. Nutinii, B. Nielsen, M Jacobsen
Dates: 2012-2016
Funded by: Peter Wall  $330,000

Development and pilot test of a tailored smoking cessation intervention with HIV+ gay men.

PI: C. Phillips
Co-I: J. Oliffe, L. Currie, M. Ensom, M. Khara, J. Boomer, J. L. Bottorff
Dates: 2012-2013
Funded by: CIHR $100,000

Men’s Depression

PI: J.L.Oliffe
Co-I: J. L. Bottorff, J. Ogrodniczuk
Dates: 2011-2012
Funded by: CIHR $100,000

Fostering emotional resilience in youth

PI:  J. L. Johnson
Co-I:  J. Bottorff, J. Shoveller, J. Oliffe, R. Haines-Saah, K. Schonert-Reichl
Dates:  2012-2013
Funded by:  CIHR  $145,227

FACET 6:  Addressing CVD Prevention with an Innovative Men-centred Approach to Tobacco Reduction

PI:  J.L. Oliffe and J.L. Bottorff
Co-I:  J. Boomer, C. Caperchione, C. Gotay, S. Wells, A. DauphineeDates:  201-2012
Funded by:  CIHR  $100,000

Integration of a disease self-management approach in the cancer system to optimize health and living with cancer:  A road map for implementation

PI: D. Howell
Co-I:  JL. Bottorff, C. Elser, NE. Fleshner, JM Jones. MK. Krzyzanowska, PT.  McGowan
Dates:  2010-2012
Funded by:  CIHR  $228,250

OPTIC:  Older persons' transitions in care

PI: G. Cummings and J. Konnert
Co-I: C. Reid, C. Robinson, J. Bottorff, M. Lilly, et al. (BC team) and C. Estabrooks, P. Norton, B. Rowe, N. Keating, C. Nykiforuk, B. Parke, et al. (AB team)
Dates:  2009-2012
Funded by:  CIHR and MSFHR, $1,280,000

Supporting tailored approaches to reducing tobacco (START) - decreasing breast cancer incidence

PI:  J.L. Bottorff and C. Richardson
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:  R. Hole, M. Evans, L. Berg and J.L. Bottorff
Co-Is:  S. Chau, P. Hutchinson, D. Kurtz, D. Wepa, and L. Bryan-MacLean
Dates:  2009-2012
Funded by:  CIHR, $404,571

CIHR Team Grant:  Investigating tobacco and Gender (iTAG)

PI:  J.L. Bottorff and J.L.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:  B. Pesut
Co-I:  C.A. Robinson, J.L. Bottorff
Dates: 2008-2012
Funded by:  CIHR, $148,837

Publications and Reports


Auluck, A., Rosin, M., Hislop, G., Bottorff, J.L., Zhang, L., & Rosin, M. (2012). Gender and ethnicity specific survival trends of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers in British Columbia.  Cancer Causes and Contro, 23 (12): 1899-1909. DOI: DOI 10.1007/s10552-012-0065-0.

White, C., Oliffe, J.A., & Bottorff, J.L. (2012).  From the physician to the Marlboro man: Medicine, masculinity and cigarette advertising in America, 1927-1964.  Men and Masculinities. 15(5), 526-547.

Oliffe, J.L., Bottorff, J.L., & Sarbit, G. (2012).  Strengthening support for fathers to be smoke free. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 44 (3), 64-82.

Struik, L., Bottorff, J.L., Jung, M., & Budgen, C. (2012).  Reaching girls through social networking:  A venue for smoking prevention messages.  Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 44(3), 84-103.

Bombard, Y., Palin, J., Friedman, J.M., Veenstra, G., Creighton, S., Bottorff, J.L., Hayden, M. and the Canadian Respond- HD Collaborative Research Group (2012). Beyond the patient: The broader impact of genetic discrimination among individuals at risk of Huntington disease. Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 159BV (2), 217-226. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg

Hemsing, N., Greaves, L., Poole, N., & Bottorff, J. (2012). Reshuffling and relocating: The gendered and income-related differential effects of restricting smoking locations. Journal of Environmental & Public Health, vol. 2012, Article ID 907832, 12 pages.  doi:10.1155/2012/907832.

Phillips, J.C., Oliffe, J.L., Ensom, M.H.H., Bottorff, J.L., Bissell, J.L., Boomer, J., O’Brien, K.M., Howard, T., & Khara, M. (2012 ). An overlooked majority: HIV-positive gay men who smoke.  Journal of Men’s Health. 9(1), 17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jomh.2011.11.003  

Torchalla, I., Okoli, C.T.C., Bottorff, J.L., Qu, A., Poole, N., & Greaves, L. (2012). Smoking cessation interventions targeted to women: A systematic review. Women and Health,52, 32-54. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2011.637611 

Oliffe, J.L, Ogrodniczuk, J., Hoyak, K, Bottorff, J.L., & Johnson, J. L. (2012).  “You feel like you can’t live anymore”: Suicide from the perspectives of men who experience depression.  Social Science and Medicine. 74; 505-514. 

Lilly, M., Robinson, C.A., Holtzman, S., & Bottorff, J.L. (2012).  Can we move beyond burden and burnout to support the health and wellness of family caregivers to persons with dementia? A qualitative study. Health and Social Care in the Community, 20(10), 103-112. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2011.01025.x  

Pesut, B., Beswich, F., Robinson, C.A., & Bottorff, J.L. (2012). Philosophizing social justice in rural palliative care: Hayek’s moral stone? Nursing Philosophy, 13, 46-55. 

Bottorff, J. L., Oliffe, J.L., Robinson, C.A., & Carey, J. (2011). Gender relations and health research: A review of current practices. International Journal for Equity in Health. 10: 50. Available online:   doi:10.1186/1475-9276-10-60  

Baillie, L., Callaghan, D., Smith, M., Bottorff, J.L., Bassett-Smith, J., Budgen, C., & Feddersen, M. (2011).  Canadian campus smoking policies: Investigating the gap between intent and outcome from a student perspective. Journal of American College Health. 59 (4), 260-265. 

Oliffe, J.L., Bottorff, J.L., McKenzie, M.M., Hislop, T.G., Gerbrandt, J.S., & Oglov, V. (2011).  Prostate cancer support groups, health literacy, and consumerism: Are community-based volunteers re-defining older men’s health. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine,15(6), 555-570. doi: 10.1177/1363459310364156.  

Bottorff, J.L., Bissell, L., Balneaves, L.G., Oliffe, J.L., Bindy, H.B.K., Capler, N.R., Buxton, J.A., & O'Brien, K. (2011).  Health effects of using cannabis for therapeutic purposes: A gender analysis of users’ perspectives. Substance Use and Abuse. 46(6), 769-780. doi:10.3109/10826084.2010.537732

Pesut, B., Bottorff, J.L., & Robinson, C. (2011). Be known, be available: A qualitative ethical analysis of social values in rural palliative care. BMC Medical Ethics, 12,19.  doi:10.1186/1472-6939-12-19  

Oliffe, J., Kelly, M.T., Bottorff, J.L., Johnson, J. L. & Wong, S.T. (2011). He's more typically female because he's not afraid to cry": Connecting heterosexual gender relations and men's depression. Social Science and Medicine, 73, 775-782.  

Okoli, C., Torchalla, I., Oliffe, J., & Bottorff, J.L. (2011).  Men's smoking cessation interventions: A brief review. Journal of Men's Health, 89(2), 100-108.  

Mróz, L.W., Chapman, G.E., Oliffe, J.L., & Bottorff, J.L. (2011).  Gender relations, prostate cancer and diet: Re-inscribing hetero-normative food practices. Social Science and Medicine, 72 (9), 1499-1506.  

Howard, A.F., Balneaves, L., Bottorff, J.L., & Rodney, P. (2011).  Preserving the self:  The process of decision making about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk-reduction. Qualitative Health Research, 21 (4), 502-519.  

Bombard, V., Palin, J., Friedman, J. M., Veenstra, V., Creighton, S., Paulsen, J.S., Bottorff, J.L., Hayden, M.R. (2011).  Factors associated with experiences of genetic discrimination among individuals at risk for Huntington disease. American Journal of Medical Genetics - Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 156 (1), 19-27. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.b.31130 

Hutchinson, P.L., Bottorff, JL., Chambers, N., Mowatt, R., Wardman, D., Sullivan, D., & Williams, W. (2011).  What are the odds? Community readiness for smoke-free bingos in First Nation communities. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 7 (1), 32-40.    

Sullivan, K.M., Bottorff, J.L., & Reid, C. (2011).  Does mother’s smoking influence girls’ smoking more than boys’ smoking? A 20-year review of the literature using a sex- and gender-based analysis. Substance Use and Misuse. 46(5), 656-668. Mróz, L., Chapman, G.E., Oliffe, J.L., & Bottorff, J.L. (2011). Men, food and prostate cancer:  Gender influences on men’s diets. American Journal of Men’s Health, 5(2), 177-187.  

Okoli, C.T.C., Khara, M., Torchalla, I., Ensom, M.H.H., Oliffe, J.L., Bottorff, J.L., Stanley, PJ. (2011). Sex differences in smoking cessation outcomes of a tailored program for individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness. Addictive Behaviors, 36 (5), 523-536. 

Bottorff, J.L., Kelly, M.T., Oliffe, J.L., Johnson, J.L., Greaves, L., & Chan, A. (2010).  Tobacco use patterns in traditional and shared parenting families: A gender perspective.  BMC Public Health, 10. 239. Doi:  10.1186/1471-2458-10-239. 

Johnson, J. L., Ratner, P.A., Malchy, L. A., Okoli, C.T.C., Procyshyn, R. M., Bottorff, J. L., Groening, M., Schultz, A., & Osborne, M. (2010). Gender-specific profiles of tobacco use among non-institutionalized people with serious mental illness. BMC Psychiatry, 10, 101.  doi:10.1186/1471-244X-10-101. 

Howard, A.F., Bottorff, J.L., Balneaves, L., & Kim-Sing, C. (2010).  Women's constructions of the 'right time' to consider decisions about risk-reducing mastectomy and risk-reducing oophorectomy. BMC Women's Health, 10, 24. doi:10.1186/1472-6874-10-24. 

Greaves, L. Oliffe, J.L., Ponic, P., Kelly, M.T, & Bottorff J. L. (2010).  Unclean fathers, responsible men: Smoking, stigma and fatherhood.  Health Sociology Review, 19 (4), 522-533.  

Oliffe, J.L., Kelly, M.T., Johnson, J.L., Bottorff, J.L., Gray, R.E., Ogrodniczuk, J.S., & Galdas, P.M. (2010). Masculinities and college men’s depression: Recursive relationships. Health Sociology Review, 19(4), 465-477. 

Mróz, L., Chapman, G., Oliffe, J., & Bottorff, J.L. (2010). Prostate cancer, masculinity and food: Rationales for perceived diet change. Appetite, 55, 398-406.

Yakong, V.N., Rush, K.L., Bassett-Smith, J., Bottorff, J.L., & Robinson, C. (2010). Women’s experiences of seeking reproductive health care in rural Ghana: Challenges for maternal health service utilization. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 66(11), 2431–2441.  

Lockie, S., Bottorff, J. L., Robinson, C.A., & Pesut, B. (2010).  Experiences of rural family caregivers who assist with commuting for palliative care. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 42, 74-91.

Coen, S.E., Bottorff, J.L., Johnson, J.L., & Ratner, P.A. (2010).  A relational conceptual framework for multidisciplinary health research centre infrastructure. Health Research Policy and Systems. 8:29 retrieved from

Robinson, C.A., Bottorff, J.L., Smith, M.L., & Sullivan, K.M. (2010). “Just because you’ve got lung cancer, doesn’t mean I will:” Lung cancer, smoking and family dynamics. Journal of Family Nursing, 16 (3), 282-301.  

Oliffe, J.L, Grewal, S., Bottorff, J.L., Dhesi, J., Kang, H.B.K., Ward, A., & Hislop, T. G. (2010).  Masculinities, diet and senior Punjabi Sikh immigrant men: Food for Western thought? Sociology of Health & Illness. 32(5): 761–776.

Pesut, B., Robinson, C., Bottorff, J., Fyles, G., & Broughton, S. (2010). On the road again: Patient perspectives on commuting for palliative care. Palliative and Supportive Care, 8(2):187-95.

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. 25(4), 668-677.

Coen, S.E., Bottorff, J.L., Johnson, J.L., & Ratner, P.A. (2010). A relational conceptual framework for multidisciplinary health research centre infrastructure.  Health Research Policy and Systems, 9. 29 [available online:] 10 pages.  

Oliffe, J., Gerbrandt, J., Bottorff, J. L., & Hislop, T.G. (2010). Health promotion and illness demotion at prostate cancer support groups. Health Promotion Practice, 11: 562-571. 

Bottorff, J.L., Oliffe, J., Kelly, M.T., Greaves, L., Johnson, J.L., Ponic, P., & Chan, A. (2010).  Men’s business, women’s work: Gender influences and fathers’ smoking. Sociology of Health and Illness, 32. 583-596. 

Haines, R., Oliffe, J., Bottorff, J.L., Poland, B.D. (2010). “The missing picture" - tobacco use through the eyes of smokers. Tobacco Control, 19: 206-12. [doi: 10.1136/tc.2008.027565] 

Varcoe, C., Bottorff, J. L., Carey, J., Sullivan, D., & Williams, W. (2010). Wisdom and influence of elders: Possibilities for health promotion and decreasing tobacco exposure in Aboriginal communities. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101, 154-158.  

Haines, R.J., Bottorff, J.L., Barclay McKeown, S., Ptolemy, E., Carey, J. & Sullivan, K. (2010). Breast cancer messaging for younger women: gender, femininity and risk. Qualitative Health Research, 20, 731-742.

Bottorff, J.L., Johnson, J.L., Carey, J., Hutchinson, P., Sullivan, D., Mowatt, R., & Wardman, D. (2010). A family affair: Aboriginal women’s efforts to limit secondhand smoke exposure at home. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101 (1), 32-35.

Oliffe, J. L., Bottorff, J. L., Johnson, J.L., Kelly, M. A, & LeBeau, K.  (2010). Fathers: locating smoking and masculinity in the post-partum. Qualitative Health Research, 20 (3), 330-339.  

Okoli, C.T.C., Greaves, L., Bottorff, JL., & Marcellus, LM. (2010). Health care providers’ engagement in smoking cessation with pregnant smokers. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. 39, 64-77. 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.  

Bombard Y, Currie L, Veenstra G, Paulsen J, Bottorff J, & Hayden MR (2009). Perceptions of genetic discrimination among people at risk for Huntington disease: A cross sectional survey. British Medical Journal, 338:b2175  

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. 

Radsma, 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. 

Cappelli, M., Esplen, M.J., Wilson, B.J., Bottorff, J.L., Dorval, M., Ly, M., Carroll, J., Allanson, J., & Rayson, D. (2009). Identifying mental health services in clinical genetics settings. Journal of Medical Genetics, 76, 326-331.  

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. [These findings were selected to be featured in the ONS Connect Five Minute In-Service Education series for oncology nurses - Becze, E. (2009). Patients with lung cancer encourage family members to stop smoking, ONS Connect. May issue, 14-15.] 

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. 

Olson, L.L., Bottorff, J. L., Raina, P, & Frankish, C.J. (2008). An ethnography of low-income mothers’ safeguarding efforts.  Journal of Safety Research, 39, 609-616. 

Bombard Y, Penziner E, Suchowersky O, Guttman M, Paulsen J, Bottorff J, & Hayden MR (2008). Engagement with genetic discrimination: Concerns and experiences in the context of Huntington disease, European Journal of Human Genetics, 16, 279–289.

Wong, S., Chen, W., Bottorff, J. L., & Hislop, T.G. (2008). Treatment decision making among Chinese women with DCIS. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 26(4), 53-73.  

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.   

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., & Johnson, 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.  

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

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.

Richardson, C.G., Ratner, P.A., Zumbo, B.D., Bottorff, J.L., Shoveller, J.A., Prkachin, 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

Howard, A.F., Bottorff, J.L., Balneaves, L.G., & Grewal, S.K. (2007, March). Punjabi immigrant women's breast cancer stories. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. (11 pages). Retrieved from  

Bombard, Y., Penziner, E., Decolongon, J., Klimek, 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 mutation. Clinical Genetics, 71, 220-231.  

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

2.  CHAPTERS IN BOOKS (last 5 years)

Oliffe, J.L., Bottorff, J. L., & Sarbit, G. (2012).  Mobilizing masculinity to support fathers who want to be smoke free. In: What a difference sex and gender make:  A gender, sex and health research casebook (pp. 94-101). Vancouver, BC:  CIHR Institute of Gender and Health.    

Bottorff, J.L., Oliffe, J.L., Kelly, M., & Chambers, N. (2012). Approaches to examining gender relations in health research.  In J. L. Oliffe & L. Greaves (Eds.), Designing Gender, Sex and Health Research (pp. 175-188).Thousand Oaks: Sage. 

Schultz, A.S.H., Bottorff, J.L., & Bareclay McKeowan, S. (2009). Nurses' use of qualitative research approaches to investigate tobacco use and control. In L. Sarna & S. Bialous (Vol. Eds.), Annual review of nursing research: Advancing nursing science in tobacco control. (Vol.27, pp. 115-144). New York: Springer.   

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. [Reprinted in Loiselle, C., et al. (in press). Canadian essentials of nursing research, 3rd edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins].  

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. [Reprinted in R. Dingwall (Ed), (2008) Qualitative Health Research.  Volume 4, Part 2.  London, UK, SAGE Publications.]  

3. OTHER PUBLICATIONS (last 5 years)

Robinson, C.A., Bottorff, J.L., MacKay, K., Graham, R., Pesut, B., Lockie, S., Fyles, G., & Broughton, S. (2010). It takes a team: Families talk about traveling for advanced cancer care. Kelowna, BC: Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia, Canada. PDF available on UBC Circle:  [Note: This publication was posted on BC Cancer Agency website and on the Virtual Hospice website, November, 2011; A commentary on project and resource appeared in UBC Partners in Innovation, Issue 3, January 2012, available at]   

Oliffe, J.L., Bottorff, J. L., & Sarbit, G. (2010). The right time. The right reasons: Dads talk about reducing and quitting smoking. Kelowna, BC: Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada. This publication is also available for download at: and  [Note:  publication profiled in Intersections: A newsletter of the Institute of Gender and Health, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2010, p. 8] 

Bottorff, J.L., Oliffe, J.L., Sarbit, G., Hussein, Z. & Hill, T. (2010).  Knowledge translation strategies to design a tobacco reduction program for fathers.  Interior Health Knowledge Translation Casebook: Sharing Stories of Evidence-Informed Practice. Interior Health, Kelowna, British Columbia (March 2010).

Bottorff, J.L. et al. (2010). Let’s talk about secondhand smoke: A Gitxsan TRYAMF (Tobacco Reduction for Young Aboriginal Mothers and Families) community report. Kelowna, BC:  UBC Okanagan (27 pages).  Available from: and

Bottorff, J.L., Poole, N. and the FACET research team. (2009). Reducing smoking among mothers: The FACET Program.  In Knowledge to action: A knowledge translation casebook. (pp. 35-37). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  

Bottorff, J. L., Carey, J., Poole, N., Greaves, L. & Urquhart, C. (2008). Couples and smoking: What you need to know when you are pregnant. Available from: and Jointly published by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, University of British Columbia Okanagan, and NEXUS, University of British Columbia Vancouver.

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