Martha Mackay, PhD, RN, CCN(C)

Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiology

St. Paul's Hospital
Heart Centre
CNS - Cardiology
1033 Davie St., Suite 518
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6E 1M7

Dr. Mackay divides her time between clinical and research roles. As the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiology at St. Paul’s Heart Centre, her focus is on the interdisciplinary development, implementation and evaluation of new programs for patients with ischemic heart disease. Her research is funded by national agencies and is in the area of the influence of, and interventions aimed at the socio-demographic (e.g. sex/gender, ethnicity) and behavioural (e.g. depression) factors that affect patients with ischemic heart disease, particularly at time of transition.

May also be eligible for co-supervision of MSN Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.


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Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed

Johnson, J. L., Budz, B., Mackay, M., & Miller, C. E. (1999). Evaluation of a nurse-delivered smoking cessation intervention: Results of six-month follow-up. Heart & Lung, 28, 55-64.

Ratner, P. A., Johnson, J. L., Richardson, C. G., Bottorff, J. L., Moffat, B., Mackay, M., Fofonoff, D., Kingsbury, K., Miller, C., Budz, B. (2004). Efficacy of a smoking cessation intervention for elective surgical patients. Research in Nursing & Health, 27, 148-61.

Ratner, P. A., Tzianetas, R., Tu, A. W., Johnson, J. L., Mackay, M., Buller, C. E., Rowlands, M., & Reime, B. (2006). Acute myocardial infarction symptom recognition by the lay public: The role of gender and ethnicity. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 60 (7), 606-615

Chandavimol, M., McClure, S. J., Carere, R. G., Thompson, C. R., Ricci, D. R., Mackay, M. H. & Webb, J. G. (2006). Percutaneous aortic valve implantation: A case report. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 22 (13):1159-61.

Ratner, P. A., Johnson, J. L., Mackay, M., Tu, A. W., & Hossain, S. (2008). Knowledge of “heart attack” symptoms in a Canadian urban community. Clinical Medicine: Cardiology, 2, 201-213.

Lauck, S., Mackay, M., Galte, C., & Wilson, M. (2008). Percutaneous aortic valve replacement: A new option for the treatment of aortic stenosis. Critical Care Nurse, 28 (3), 40-51.

Mackay, M. (2009). Why nursing has not embraced the clinician-scientist role. Nursing Philosophy, 10, 287–296.


Supervisor eligibility: 

  • MN
  • MSN – thesis
  • MSN – non-thesis
  • PhD