Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN, Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Joan Bottorff is a Professor in the School of Nursing, and Director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at UBC’s Okanagan Campus. She has served as the first Dean of UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development and is named Chair in Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion. Her research includes health promotion and health behaviour change in the contexts of gender, cancer control, and genetic testing. Since the inception of FACET in 2002, she has led studies focused on understanding the social context of women’s smoking with a specific focus on intimate relationships.


John Oliffe, PhD, RN, MEd, Grad Cert Pediatrics, Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. John Oliffe is a Professor in the  School of Nursing, at UBC’s Vancouver Campus. He holds a CIHR new investigator award and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research scholar award. His program of research is in masculinities and men’s health. Specifically related to the FACET research, Dr. Oliffe is focused on better understanding the intersections between fatherhood and tobacco use as a means to developing men-centered smoking reduction and cessation interventions.


rhadikaRadhika Bhagat, Investigator. Radhika Bhagat is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health’s 0-5 Program.
boomerJack Boomer, MA, Investigator. Jack Boomer is the Director of QuitNow Services in BC and a Principal at Context Research.
cristinaCristina Caperchione, PhD, Investigator. Cristina Caperchione is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan Campus.
leanneLeanne M. Currie, DNSc, RN, Investigator. Leanne Currie is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at UBC’s Vancouver Campus.
annAnn Dauphinee, MSN, RN, Investigator. Ann Dauphinee is a retired health promotion leader with Public Health Services Richmond, a part of Vancouver Coastal Health.
friBlye Frank, PhD, Investigator. Blye Frank is Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC’s Vancouver Campus.
friLorne Friesen, BSc, Investigator. Lorne is the Director of Allied Health Services for the Denning Health Group.
gotayCarolyn Gotay, PhD, Investigator. Carolyn Gotay is Professor and Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention at UBC’s Vancouver Campus.
lorraineLorraine Greaves, PhD, Investigator. Lorraine Greaves is an investigator at the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and a Clinical Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC’s Vancouver Campus.
trishTrish Hill, B.A., M.A. Planning, Investigator. Trish Hill is a Senior Tobacco Reduction Coordinator with the Interior Health Authority and is based in Nelson, BC.
zahraZahra Hussein, B.Sc., MSc., Investigator. Zahra Hussein is a former Senior Tobacco Reduction Coordinator with the Interior Health Authority.
zahraJoy Johnson, PhD, RN, FCAHS, Investigator. 
Joy Johnson is a Professor in the School of Nursing at UBC’s Vancouver Campus.
mackayMartha Mackay, PhD, RN, Investigator. Martha Mackay is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, for the Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.
aimeiAimei Mao, PhD, Investigator. Aimei Mao holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool, UK and is a post-doctoral research fellow at UBC’s Okanagan Campus. 
blakeBlake Poland, Ph.D., Investigator Blake Poland is an Associate Professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
nancyNancy Poole, PhD(c), Investigator. Nancy Poole is a Research Associate with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and a Provincial Research Consultant on Women’s Substance Use with BC Women’s Hospital.
gaylGayl Sarbit, MEd, PhD, Knowledge Broker. Gayl Sarbit is an experienced educator, who brings extensive teaching and leadership expertise to the role of Knowledge Broker.
susanMiriam Stewart, PhD, Investigator. Miriam Stewart is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.
susanSusan J. Wells, PhD, Investigator. Susan Wells is a Professor of Social Work and Psychology at UBC’s Okanagan Campus, and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families.

Research Participants

Pregnant and postpartum women, their partners, community service providers and health care professionals have all contributed to our understandings of tobacco reduction and cessation in pregnancy/postpartum.