Mark Haykowsky, Ph.D., FACC, FAHA, FACSM

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
3-045 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

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




  • Professor & Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life, Faculty of Nursing, College of Health Sciences. 
  • Director, Integrated Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation (iCARE) Laboratory.
  • My internationally recognized research program examines the biological mechanisms underpinning the decline in cardiovascular health and fitness across the healthy aging and heart failure continuum, and the role of lifestyle interventions to improve cardiac, peripheral vascular, and skeletal muscle function, physical function and quality of life. 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 and cardiac mechanics in athletes. Director, 
  • Published >300 peer-reviewed articles (Google Scholar: h-index:81; i10-index: 231; Citations: 22,455
  • AD Scientific Index: Top 1.2% out of 1,446,310 Scientists Worldwide (14th out of 8,583 Nursing and Midwifery Scientists Worldwide;
  • EXPERTSCAPE World’s Top Experts
  • 2nd out of 75,391 published authors worldwide of "Oxygen Consumption" World Experts
  • Invited or keynote speaker for over 230 Local, National, or International Scientific Meetings.
  • PI/Co-I for 51 grants including CIHR and NIH.
  • Expert Working Group Member for several National Institutes of Health (NHLBI, NIA) initiatives including the most recent meeting focusing on potential extracardiac contributors to HFpEF in older adults ( 
  • Supervised / Committee member for 120 trainees.  
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA).
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM).



                             NURS 596 - RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS


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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Featured Publications

Edith Pituskin, Amy A. Kirkham, Richard B. Thompson, Mark J. Haykowsky, D. Ian Paterson

JACC: Advances. 2024 March; 10.1016/j.jacadv.2024.100848

Stephen J. Foulkes, Mark J. Haykowsky, Todd Li, Jing Wang, Megan Kennedy, Amy A. Kirkham, Richard B. Thompson, D. Ian Paterson, Andre La Gerche, Edith Pituskin

JACC: CardioOncology. 2023 December; 10.1016/j.jaccao.2023.11.005

Zamani SK, Satyam Sarma, James MacNamara, Linda Hynan, Mark Haykowsky, Christopher M Hearon Jr., Denis J Wakeham, Benjamin Levine, Vlad Zaha, Michael Nelson

Circulation. 2023 October; 10.1161/circulationaha.123.065909

Pituskin E, Cox-Kennett N, Foulkes S, Driga A, Dimitry R, Thompson RB, Kirkham A, Prado C, Gyenes G

The Canadian journal of cardiology. 2023 September; 10.1016/j.cjca.2023.09.024

Andre La Gerche, Stephen J. Foulkes, Mark J. Haykowsky

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2023 September; 10.1016/j.jcmg.2023.06.014

Stephanie Rowe, Paratz ED, Foulkes SJ, Janssens K, Spencer LW, Fahy L, D'Ambrosio P, Haykowsky MJ, La Gerche A

The Canadian journal of cardiology. 2023 August; 10.1016/j.cjca.2023.08.007

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2023 January; 10.1093/EURJPC/ZWAD039

Nutrition and Cancer. 2023 January; 10.1080/01635581.2023.2195543

British Journal of Nutrition. 2023 January; 10.1017/S0007114522003816

Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 2023 January; 10.1016/J.CLNESP.2023.03.019

The Journal of Physiology. 2023 January; 10.1113/JP284272

Obesity. 2023 January; 10.1002/OBY.23654

Circulation. 2023 January; 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.062814

Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2023 January; 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000718

JACC: Heart Failure. 2023 January; 10.1016/J.JCHF.2022.12.011

Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2023 January; 10.1016/J.CJCA.2023.07.017

Systematic Reviews. 2023 January; 10.1186/S13643-023-02271-9

The FASEB Journal. 2022 January; 10.1096/FASEBJ.2022.36.S1.R5209

JACC: CardioOncology. 2022 January; 10.1016/J.JACCAO.2022.03.002

Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2022 January; 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003990

European Heart Journal. 2022 January;

The Oncologist. 2022 January; 10.1093/ONCOLO/OYAC092

JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2022 January; 10.1016/J.JACC.2022.07.011

Circulation. 2022 January;

European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. 2022 January; 10.1093/EHJCVP/PVAB016

European Heart Journal. 2022 January; 10.1093/EURHEARTJ/EHAC544.2476

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2022 January; 10.3389/FCVM.2022.753652

Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2022 January; 10.1016/J.CARDFAIL.2021.10.010

Liver Transplantation. 2021 January; 10.1002/lt.26236

PLoS ONE. 2021 January; 10.1371/journal.pone.0245912

European Journal of Heart Failure. 2021 January;

American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology. 2021 January; 10.1152/ajpheart.00610.2020

Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2021 January; 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.07.014

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 2021 January; 10.1001/jama.2020.26812

Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2021 January; 10.1016/j.cjca.2020.03.032

JACC: CardioOncology. 2021 January; 10.1016/J.JACCAO.2021.08.010

ESC Heart Failure. 2021 January; 10.1002/ehf2.13626

Scientific Reports. 2021 January; 10.1038/s41598-021-93241-5

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2021 January; 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002469

ESC Heart Failure. 2020 January; 10.1002/ehf2.12863

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2020 January;

Oncologist. 2020 January; 10.1634/theoncologist.2019-0777

BMC Cancer. 2020 January; 10.1186/s12885-020-07123-6

Physiological Reports. 2020 January; 10.14814/phy2.14634

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2020 January; 10.1186/S12968-020-00680-6

American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2020 January; 10.1152/AJPREGU.00212.2019

Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2020 January; 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000481

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2020 January; 10.1177/2047487318808636

JAMA Ophthalmology. 2019 January; 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.0459

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