Edith Pituskin, RN, MN (NP Adult) PhD

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Chronic Disease, Faculty of Nursing


Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Chronic Disease, Faculty of Nursing
(780) 432-8221
4-295 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

cardio-oncology chronic disease precision health health systems biopsychosocial health


While cancer-specific outcomes have improved significantly in the past decades, survivors now represent an entirely new population suffering from multiple chronic and debilitating side effects resulting in physical and major organ dysfunction. My research program has completed several clinical and research projects in this area, the results of which have been practise-changing. As a result of this work, I have developed multiple new collaborations at the University of Alberta (Oncology, Cardiology, Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Medicine), Alberta Health Services, nationally and internationally.  Also, as a nurse practitioner with an active clinical practise, I am also interested in multidisciplinary approaches of care delivery, by personalizing accessibility, efficiency and effectiveness of health services. 


  • PhD (Rehabilitation Medicine), University of Alberta
  • MN (Nurse Practitioner, Adult Oncology), University of Alberta
  • BScN, University of Alberta 


Recruiting studies:

With Dr Hunter (https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/mcilveen) EXPERiences of parTicipants in MOIST Study (Multi-Organ Imaging with Serial Testing in COVID-19). We hope to learn more about how people feel during and after COVID-19 and how these symptoms relate to tests performed as part of the MOIST study.


As I am a practising NP, my teaching has been focused in the NP program. NURS510 is the first clinical course in the Adult NP program, focused on clinical assessment and diagnostic decision-making. NURS509 studies system-based pathology and introduces diagnostic thinking to NP students. 

Regarding trainees, I believe in providing the strongest training environment possible, allowing the graduate multiple opportunities regardless of eventual career trajectory. The majority of my trainees have been NP students performing thesis work, important as these students have a particularly constrained academic schedule associated with national NP examinations.