Mark Haykowsky, PhD, FACC, FAHA

Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life, Faculty of Nursing

Pronouns: "he, him, his"


Professor, Faculty of Nursing

Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life, Faculty of Nursing
(780) 492-6764
5-172 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

Aging; Heart Failure; CardioOncology; Oxygen Transport & Utilization; Sports Cardiology




I am a Professor, and Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life in the Faculty of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, at University of Alberta. My internationally recognized research program examines the biological mechanisms underpinning the decline in cardiovascular health and cardiorespiratory fitness across the healthy aging and heart failure continuum, and the role of lifestyle interventions to improve cardiovascular and skeletal muscle function. A second research area is in the cardiooncology field with specific focus on the role of exercise training to prevent cardiovascular and skeletal muscle deconditioning across the breast cancer survivorship continuum. A final research focus is in Sport Cardiology. I have published over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, book chapters, and expert opinion papers (Google Scholar: h-Index: 76; i10 index: 214; Total Citations: 19,726; Expertscape Rankings: Top 0.0054% [4 out of 74,603 published authors] of "Oxygen Consumption" world experts; Top 0.019% [6 out of 31,129 published authors] of "Exercise Tolerance" eworld experts; Top 0.025% (26 out of 99,143 published authors) of "Exercise Therapy" world experts). I have been an invited or keynote speaker for over 230 Local, National, or International Scientific Meetings; a PI or Co-investigator for 51 grants (including CIHR and NIH-R15, RO1, PPG), and an Expert Working Group Member for several National Institutes of Health (NHLBI, NIA) initiatives including the most recent meeting focusing on potential extracardiac contributors to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in older adults (https://pubmed-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.login.ezproxy.library.ualberta. ca/34503685/). I have supervised or a committee member for 120 trainees during the past 23 years. Finally, I am a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and American Heart Association (FAHA).


NURS 311 - Evidence Informed Nursing Practice

The course provides a hands on approach to evidence-informed nursing practice. This includes formulating clinical questions, systematic searching of electronic databases, reading, interpreting and critically appraising health research. Emphasis is on developing thinking and information literacy skills necessary to be an astute research consumer, and using evidence to inform clinical decision making. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program, After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Prerequisite for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 211 (or NURS 341). Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 311 or 301.

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