Research scientist Dr. Michael Stickland completed his PhD at the University of Alberta and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He was recruited to the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine in 2006. Dr. Stickland’s research strengths and clinical focus have resulted in many awards and publications, and importantly, new protocols for testing, assessing and rehabilitating patients with lung conditions. His contributions to the field include that of a reviewer for scientific articles submitted to leading pulmonary health journals and grants to funding agencies. He was named one of Edmonton’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue magazine in 2013.
Leadership and Collaborations:
Dr. Stickland is active on clinical and scientific committees of the university, major pulmonary non-profit associations and the health system. He is the director of G.F. MacDonald Centre for Lung Health, the scientific director of the Respiratory Health Strategic Clinical Network of Alberta Health Services, a member of the board directors for the Lung Association of Alberta and North West Territories, and a member of the Canadian Thoracic Society COPD Clinical Assembly which develops national clinical practice guidelines and research priorities for patients with COPD.
Dr. Stickland supervises individual undergraduate and graduate trainees. He teaches pulmonary physiology as part of the medical education curriculum, and is part of the Adult Respirology Training Program.
Dr. Stickland’s research interests include: 1) examining the cardiovascular consequences of chronic lung disease, 2) understanding exercise intolerance in pulmonary and cardiac disease, 3) autonomic control of cardiovascular function in health and disease, 4) pulmonary rehabilitation, 5) health outcomes in COPD.
Dr. Stickland has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles, abstracts and reviews published by peer-reviewed journals.
Asthma, autonomic function, cardiovascular, COPD, diffusion, dyspnea, Exercise, gas exchange, health care delivery, hospitalization, inflammation, pulmonary hemodynamics, vascular
Criner GJ, Bourbeau J, Diekemper RL, Ouellette DR, Goodridge D, Hernandez P, Curren K, Balter MS, Bhutani M, Camp PG, Celli BR, Dechman G, Dransfield MT, Fiel SD, Foreman MG, Hanania NA, Ireland BK, Marchetti N, Marciniuk DD, Mularski RA, Ornelas J, Road JD, Stickland MK. Prevention of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: American college of chest physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society guideline. Chest, 147:894-942, 2015.
Edgell, H., McMurtry, M.S., Haykowsky, M.J., Paterson, I., Ezekowitz, J.A., Dyck, J.R.B., Stickland, M.K. Peripheral chemoreceptor control of cardiovascular function at rest and during exercise in heart failure patients. Journal of Applied Physiology, 118:839-48, 2015.
Moore, L.E., Bhutani, M., Petersen, S.R., McMurtry, M.S., Byers, B.W., Tedjasaputra, V., Stickland, M.K. Physical activity, fitness and vascular health in asthmatics. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 136:809-811, 2015.
Tedjasaputra V., Bryan, T.L., van Diepen, S., Moore, L.E., Bouwsema, M.M., Welsh, R.C., Petersen, S.R., Stickland, M.K. Dopamine receptor blockade improves pulmonary gas exchange but decreases exercise performance in healthy humans. Journal of Physiology, 593:3147-57, 2015.
Tedjasaputra, V., Bouwsema, M.M., Stickland, M.K. Effect of aerobic fitness on capillary blood volume and diffusing membrane capacity response to exercise. Journal of Physiology, 594:4359-70, 2016.
MacLean, J.E., DeHaan, K., Fuhr, D., Hariharan, S., Kamstra, B., Hendson, L., Adatia, I., Majaesic, C., Lovering, A.T., Thompson, R.B., Nicholas, D., Thebaud, B., Stickland, M.K. Altered breathing mechanics and ventilatory response during exercise in children born extremely preterm. Thorax, 71:1012-1019, 2016.
Ospina, M.B., Mrklas, K., Deuchar, L., Rowe, B.H., Leigh, R., Bhutani, M., Stickland, M.K. A systematic review of the effectiveness of discharge care bundles for patients with COPD. Thorax, 72: 31-39, 2017.
Bouwsema, M.M, Tedjasaputra, V., Stickland, M.K. Are there sex differences in the capillary blood volume and diffusing capacity response to exercise? Journal of Applied Physiology, 122: 460-469, 2017.
Pendharkar, S.R., Ospina, M.B., Southern, D.A., Hirani, N., Graham, J., Faris, P., Bhutani, M., Leigh, R., Mody, C.H., Stickland, M.K. Effectiveness of a standardized electronic admission order set for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BMC Pulm Med. 18(1):93, 2018.
Moore, L.E., Brotto, A.R., Phillips, D.B., Bhutani, M., Stickland, M.K. Exertional dyspnea and operating lung volumes in asthma. Journal of Applied Physiology. 125(3):870-877, 2018.
Tedjasaputra, V., van Diepen, S., Phillips, D.B., Wong, E.Y.L., Bhutani, M., Michaelchuk, W.W., Bryan, T.L., Stickland, M.K. Pulmonary capillary blood volume response to exercise is diminished in mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respir Med. 145:57-65, 2018.
Selzler, A.M., Wald, J., Sedeno, M., Jourdain, T., Janaudis-Ferreira, T., Goldstein, R., Bourbeau, J., Stickland, M.K. Telehealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Review of the Literature and an Example of a Nationwide Initiative to Improve the Accessibility of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 15: 41-47, 2018.