Laura Struik

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing
Office: ART 140
Phone: 2508079972
Email: laura.struik@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor



Research Summary

Nicotine dependence; cancer prevention; tobacco control; youth and young adults; health promotion and gender-sensitive approaches; behavior change using digital technologies

Courses & Teaching

NRSG 500: Nursing Knowledge
NRSG 597: Capstone Practicum Course

Degrees

PhD, University of British Columbia, 2017
MSN, University of British Columbia, 2012
BScN, Laurentian University, 2008

Selected Publications & Presentations

Publications

  1. Struik, L.L., Rodberg, D., & Sharma, R. (2022). Behaviour Change Techniques utilized in Canadian online smoking cessation programs: A content analysis. JMIR Mental Health, doi: 10.2196/35234 [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Struik, L.L., Khan, S., Assoiants, A., & Sharma, R.H. (2022). Assessment of Social Support and Quitting Smoking in an Online Community Forum: Study Involving Content Analysis JMIR Formative Research, 6(1):e34429, doi: 10.2196/34429.
  3. Huma, Z.E., Struik, L.L., Bottorff, J.L., & Hasan, M.K. (2021). Preferences for mobile-supported e-cigarette cessation interventions among young adults: A qualitative descriptive study. JMIR Formative Research, doi: 10.2196/33640 [Epub ahead of print].
  4. Struik L.L., & Yang, Y. (2021). E-Cigarette Cessation: Content Analysis of a Quit Vaping Community on Reddit. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23 (10), e28303, doi: 10.2196/28303.
  5. Struik, L.L., Dow-Fleisner, S., Belliveau, M., Thompson, D., & Janke, R. (2020). Tactics for Drawing Youth to Vaping: Content Analysis of Electronic Cigarette Advertisements. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(8):e18943, doi: 2196/18943
  6. Struik, L.L., Abramowicz, A., Riley, B., Oliffe, J.L, & Bottorff, J.L. (2019). Evaluating a Tool to Support the Integration of Gender in Programs to Promote Men’s Health. American Journal of Men’s Health, 13(6). doi:https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1557988319883775
  7. Struik, L.L., Bottorff, J.L., Baskerville, N.B., & Oliffe, J.L. (2019). Comparison of developers’ and end-users’ perspectives about smoking cessation support through the Crush the Crave app. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 7(3), e10750.
  8. Baskerville, N.B., Struik, L.L., Guindon, E., Norman, C.D., Whittaker, R., Burns, C., Hammond, D., & Brown, K.S. (2018). Effect of a mobile phone intervention on quitting smoking in a young adult population of smokers: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 4(1), e10. doi: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4319093
  9. Struik, L.L., Bottorff, J.L., Baskerville, N.B., & Oliffe, J. (2018). The Crush the Crave quit smoking app and young adult smokers: Qualitative case study of affordances. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 6(6), e134. doi:10.2196/mhealth.9489
  10. Baskerville, N.B., Struik, L.L., & Dash, D. (2018). Development and Formative Evaluation of a Smartphone Application for Smoking Cessation: Crush the Crave. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 6(3), e52. doi:10.2196/mhealth.9011
  11. Ahmed, O.H., Lee, L., & L.L. (2016). A picture tells a thousand words: A content analysis of concussion-related images online. Physical Therapy in Sport, 21, 82-86.
  12. Lee, H., Struik, L.L., Ahmed, O.H. (2016). “Sideline Guidelines” by Cleveland Clinic Innovations: a smartphone application for the on-field healthcare practitioner. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 1-2. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095764
  13. O’Loughlin, E.K., Struik, L.L., Dugas, E.N., Bottorff, J.L., & O’Loughlin, J.L. (2016). Reasons to quit smoking by social status in adolescents. Canadian Journal of Addiction, 7(2), 5-15.
  14. Baskerville, N.B., Struik, L.L., Hammond, D., Norman, C.D., Guindon, E., Whittaker, R., Burns, C., Grindrod, K., & Brown, S. (2015). Effect of a smartphone intervention on quitting smoking in a young adult population of smokers: randomized controlled trial study protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(1), e10. doi:10.2196/resprot.3823
  15. Bottorff, J.L., Haines-Saah, R., Oliffe, J.L., Struik, L.L., Bissell, L.J.L., Richardson, C.P., Gotay, C., Johnson, K.C., & Hutchinson, P. (2014). Designing tailored messages about smoking and breast cancer: A focus group study with youth. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 46(1), 66-86. doi:10.1177/084456211404600106
  16. Struik, L.L., & Baskerville, N.B. (2014). The Role of Facebook in Crush the Crave, a Mobile- and Social Media-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention: Qualitative Framework Analysis of Posts. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(7), e170.
  17. Bottorff, J.L., Struik, L.L., Bissell, L.J.L., Graham, R., Stevens, J., & Richardson, C.G. (2014). Developing gender-specific online videos for youth about breast cancer and smoking. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 21(2), 159-168. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2014.04.002
  18. Bottorff, J. L., Struik, L.L., Bissell, L.J.L., Graham, R., Stevens, J., & Richardson, C.G. (2014). A social media approach to inform youth about breast cancer and smoking: An exploratory descriptive study. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, 21(2), 159-168. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2014.04.002
  19. Schwartz, J., Graham, R.B., Richardson, C.G., Okoli, C.T., Struik, L.L., & Bottorff, J.L. (2014). An examination of second-hand cigarette smoke exposure among adolescent girls in Canada. BMC Public Health, 14, 468. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-468

Chapters in Edited Book

  1. Struik, L.L., Haines-Saah, R., Bottorff, J.B. (2017). Digital media and health promotion practice. In Rootman, A. Pederson, K. Frohlich & S. Dupéré (Eds.), Health Promotion in Canada: New perspectives on theory, practice, policy, and research (pp.305-327). Toronto, Canada: Canadian Scholars Press.

 

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