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Joan L. Bottorff
Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention (IHLCDP), School of NursingOther Titles: Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention (IHLCDP)
Office: Arts 223A
Graduate student supervisor
Health promotion, health behaviour change, healthy lifestyles, community health, gender influences, cancer prevention, smoking cessation, harm reduction, men's health, family health, knowledge translation
Courses & Teaching
Qualitative research, research methods, nursing theory
Dr. Joan L. Bottorff is Director of UBC’s Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and a Professor in the School of Nursing. She has extensive expertise in qualitative research methods and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Global Qualitative Nursing Research (Sage). Dr. Bottorff is also Associate, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Australia (2018-2022), and has held the position of Conjoint Fellow, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2018-2020).
Selected awards and honours include:
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Nursing
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, 2017
Researcher of the Year Award, UBC Okanagan Campus, 2013
UBC Distinguished Scholar
PhD (Nursing), University of Alberta
MSN, University of Alberta
MEd, University of Saskatachewan
BEd, University of Saskatachewan
BSN, University of Alberta
Research Interests & Projects
Dr. Bottorff’s current research focuses on the development of novel gender-sensitive and gender-specific interventions to strengthen tobacco reduction among women and men, and to enhance cancer prevention initiatives targeting other health behaviours. She is also a co-investigator on research teams developing new approaches to promote men’s health, support lifestyle change across diverse groups and contexts. She is also co-lead of the Campus Health project.
Research Lab: Health Promotion and E-Health Co-Design and Evaluation Lab
Graduate Supervision: Dr. Bottorff is available to supervise graduate students including MSN thesis and non-thesis, and IGS Master’s and PhD. Visit Dr. Bottorff’s graduate students’ Theses & Dissertations for examples of graduate student research.
Selected Publications & Presentations
For list of publications indexed in PubMed Click here
Selected Grants & Awards
- Bottorff, J. L. (Co-Applicant). CREATE in Immersive Technologies (CITech), NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Program, A. Milani (Lead applicant), focusing on development and applications of digital technologies across various sectors from manufacturing to health, 2021-2027.
- Bottorff, J.L. (Co-PI). Dads in Gear Indigenous Program Evaluation, First Nations Health Authority, 2019-2023.
- Bottorff, J. L. (Co-PI). Campus Health (VOICE) project. BC Ministry of Health (with oversight by Interior Health), 2021-2024.
- Bottorff, J.L. (Co-PI). Drug checking service contract. BC Ministry of Health (with oversight by Interior Health), 2021-2023
- Johnson, S.T. (PI), Bottorff, J. L. (CoI). POWERPLAY: Building employee health and safety through prevention, Alberta Ministry of Labour, Occupational Health and Safety Futures Program, 2018-2020.
- Hole, R. (PI), Bottorff, J. L. (Co-applicant) as part of team of 15 co-applicants and 16 partners. Transitioning youth with disabilities and employment: The TYDE project. CIHR/SSHRC and partner + in-kind contributions, 2018-2023.
- Bottorff, J.L. (PI), Healthy weights for children-Phase 3 project evaluation, The Bridge Youth and Family Service Society / Public Health Agency of Canada, 2017-2020.
- Caperchione, C. (PI), Bottorff, J.L. (CoI), Development, delivery, and evaluation of the HAT-TRICK Train-the-Trainer Module, MSFHR, 2018-2019.
- Bottorff, J.L. (PI), Dads in Gear: A tobacco reduction program for Aboriginal communities in BC. First Nations Health Authority, 2016-2018.
- Caperchione, C. (PI), Bottorff, J.L. (CoI), HAT-TRICK: Physical activity, healthy eating and connectedness in male hockey fans, Canadian Cancer Society, 2016-2018.
Member, UBC Wellbeing Advisory Committee, 2015 – present
Member (UBCO representative), Research Advisory Council, Interior Health, February 2015 – present
Member, Advisory Panel to develop the RNAO Best Practice Guideline: Supporting Commercial Tobacco Interventions in Indigenous Pre- and Postnatal Women and their Families, Jan 2019 – Dec 2021.
Member, CIHR College of Reviewers, 2015 – present