Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN, iTAG Co-Principal Investigator
Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC’s Okanagan campus; Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, UBC; Affiliate Scientist, BC Cancer Agency; Research Fellow, Faculty of Health Services, Australian Catholic University.
Dr. Bottorff’s research interests include health promotion, cancer prevention, and gender influences. She has led projects that investigated tobacco use among pregnant and postpartum women, new fathers, youth, surgical patients, and young women in First Nations communities. Her research has provided the foundation for the development of innovative gender-sensitive health promotion interventions. Email: email@example.com.
John L. Oliffe, PhD, RN, MEd, Grad Cert Pediatrics, iTAG Co-Principal Investigator
Professor, School of Nursing, UBC’s Vancouver campus; Founder and lead investigator of UBC’s Men’s Health Research program; Nominated Principal Investigator, Men’s Depression and Suicide Network.
Dr. Oliffe’s research focuses on masculinities as it influences men’s health behaviors and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall quality of life. His research provides key insights to guide clinicians and researchers and to advance men’s health promotion practices. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary H. H. Ensom, PharmD
Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC.
Dr. Ensom has extensive experience in clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics particularly in relation to women’s health, effects of gender and age, and novel approaches to therapeutic drug monitoring. She is also involved in research in pharmacogenetics and pharmaceutical outcomes evaluations. Email: email@example.com.
Lorraine Greaves, PhD
Senior Investigator, BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Vancouver, BC.
Dr. Greaves has been extensively involved in research on women’s smoking and gender-related influences related to tobacco use. She is particularly interested in applying a gender-based analysis to addictions research on a variety of topics such as mothering and addictions, integrating nicotine treatment into drug and alcohol programs, pregnancy and tobacco use, tobacco policy, and the relationship of violence to substance use. The findings of her research have been used to inform women-centred programs and policy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milan Khara, MD ChB, CCFP, cert. ASAM
Clinical Director, Tobacco Dependence Clinic, Vancouver Coastal Health Addiction Services; Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC.
Dr. Khara is the Clinical Director of the Tobacco Dependence Clinic at Vancouver Coastal Health Addiction Services. The clinic offers tailored treatment to smokers who have other addictions and/or mental health issues. Dr Khara has extensive experience in addiction medicine and education of health care professionals. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC in the Faculty of Medicine and is also on the faculty of TEACH, a tobacco treatment training program from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Email: email@example.com.
Marvin Krank, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, Irving K Barber School of Arts and Science, UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Dr. Krank’s research is in the field of adolescent substance use. His focus is on the psychological determinants of drug use and drug effects including drug tolerance, drug withdrawal and cognitive models of addiction. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chizimuzo T. Okoli, PhD, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor and Director, Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Division – Tobacco Policy Research Program, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky; Investigator, BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Vancouver, BC.
Dr. Okoli’s research interests include second-hand tobacco exposure, factors associated with smoking initiation, and tobacco dependence treatment in marginalized populations, including individuals with substance use disorders and/or psychiatric disorders. His particular interests include examining how sex and gender affect tobacco dependence treatment outcomes. Email: email@example.com.
J. Craig Phillips, PhD, LLM, RN, ARNP (US), PMHCNS-BC, ACRN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa.
Dr. Phillips has extensive research and clinical experience in community settings in Florida, Botswana, and British Columbia. His research includes the development of tailored smoking reduction and cessation interventions with HIV+ gay men and a needs assessment of health care providers’ knowledge of HIV-related criminal laws in the United States and Canada. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Poole, MA
Director, BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health; Provincial Research Consultant on Women & Substance Use Issues, BC Women’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.
Nancy Poole works as the Provincial Research Consultant on women’s substance use issues with BC Women’s Hospital and as a Director with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, on research and knowledge exchange relating to policy and service provision for girls and women who use alcohol, tobacco and other substances. Email: email@example.com.
Carole Robinson, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC’s Okanagan campus
Dr. Robinson has extensive expertise in family interactions and relationships and their influence on health behaviours, and in developing interventions for families managing chronic and life threatening illness. She is currently involved in research in the area of family dynamics, smoking and lung cancer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iris Torchalla, PhD
Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), Department of Psychiatry, UBC
Dr. Torchalla specializes in clinical psychology, tobacco dependence, and cognitive-behavioural therapy of mental health and substance use disorders. Her research has included smoking cessation intervention trials, the investigation of smoker subgroups, and the investigation of sex- and gender-related factors in smoking motivation, tobacco dependence, and cessation. Email: email@example.com.
Rebecca Haines-Saah, PhD
CIHR/MSFHR Science Policy Fellow, BC Ministry of Health
Dr. Haines-Saah is a health sociologist who has expertise in adolescent health and young women’s tobacco use. Her research addresses gender and the visual culture of youth and substance use prevention campaigns. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gayl Sarbit, PhD, MEd
Knowledge Broker, Families Controlling and Eliminating Tobacco (FACET) research program, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, UBC
Dr. Sarbit has extensive expertise in education and research, and is focused on knowledge creation and translation to support the development of gender-sensitive tobacco reduction and cessation approaches. She facilitates interactions between researchers, decision makers and knowledge users in order to further understandings about each others’ goals and professional cultures, to provide opportunities for influencing each others’ work and to build new partnerships for promoting the use of research-based evidence. Email: email@example.com.
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