Assistant Professor

ART 140
phone: 2508079972

PhD, University of British Columbia Okanagan

MSN, University of British Columbia Okanagan

BScN, Laurentian University


Dr. John Hastings CPHA Student Award, 2014

DIVA Foundation Award for Excellence in Women’s Health Research, 2012


Dr. Struik’s current research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of eHealth interventions for tobacco control, from prevention to cessation. She brings a gender-sensitive lens to her work, as well as a strong skillset in qualitative research methods. She currently teaches a Masters course on nursing knowledge development.


Nursing 500: Nursing Knowledge


Instructor, MSN program, UBC Okanagan, May 2019


Populations:                               Approaches:                      Topics:

-Youth                                              -Qualitative methods             -eHealth interventions

-Young adults                                 -Systems thinking                   -Health behaviour change

-Women and men who smoke                                                        -Tobacco control

-Gender in health promotion




Book Chapters

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

Journal Articles

Struik, L. L., Bottorff, J. L., Baskerville, N. B., & Oliffe, J. (2019). Comparison of developers’ and end-users’ perspectives about smoking cessation support through the Crush the Crave app. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 07;7(3):e10750, PMID: 30843864

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,

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

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

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.

Ahmed, O. H., Lee, L., & Struik. L. L. (2016). A picture tells a thousand words: A content analysis of concussion-related images online. Physical Therapy in Sport, 21, 82-86. doi:

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

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.

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:10.1016/j.colegn.2014.04.002

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. doi:10.2196/jmir.3189

Bottorff, J.L., Haines-Saah, R., Oliffe, J.L., Struik, L.L., Bissell, L., Gotay, C., Hutchinson, P., Richardson, C. & Johnson, K. (2014). Designing tailored messages about smoking and breast cancer: A focus group study with youth. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 46(1), 66-86.

Richardson, C. G., Struik, L. L., Johnson, K. C., Ratner, P. A., Gotay, C., Memetovic, J., … & Bottorff, J. L. (2013). Initial Impact of Tailored Web-Based Messages About Cigarette Smoke and Breast Cancer Risk on Boys’ and Girls’ Risk Perceptions and Information Seeking: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 2(2). e53. doi:10.2196/resprot.2858

Struik, L. L., O’Loughlin, E. K., Dugas, E. N., Bottorff, J. L., & O’Loughlin, J. L. (2013). Gender differences in reasons to quit smoking among adolescents. Journal of School Nursing. doi:10.1177/1059840513497800

Schwartz, J., Richardson C. G., Struik, L.L., & Bottorff, J. L. (2013). Adapting the stage of change model to investigate adolescent behaviour related to reducing secondhand smoke exposure. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 3(2), 160-164. doi:10.4236/ojpm.2013.32021.

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

App Reviews

Lee, H., Struik, L. L., Ahmed, O. (2016). “Sideline Guidelines” by Cleveland Clinic Innovations: a smartphone application for the on-field healthcare practitioner”. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 0, 1-2. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095764