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Dr. Martha Mackay, PhD, RN, CCN(C)

Clinical Associate Professor

School of Nursing

University of British Columbia

Gender, Society, and Health

Dr. Mackay spent 40 years at St. Paul’s Hospital, 25 of which as the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Cardiology at the Heart Centre. For the last 12 years she has functioned as a clinician-scientist, combining the roles of CNS and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing, and she continues on faculty at the School of Nursing.

Completing her initial nursing education at George Brown College (Toronto), and earning her BSN, MSN and PhD at UBC, she practiced for 42 years in critical care and cardiac nursing. Dr. Mackay’s clinical focus was on improving the care of patients with acute coronary syndrome and myocardial infarction. Her expertise and leadership in cardiovascular nursing is recognized nationally and has earned her several awards.

Dr. Mackay's research examines sociodemographic and behavioural influences on cardiac health, such as sex/gender, ethnicity and depression.

Area of Research Expertise
Nursing; Cardiovascular nursing; Acute coronary syndrome/Myocardial infarction; Sex; Gender