Joshua  Slysz



Phone: 902-760-3660
Mailing Address: 
3L02 Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Physiology
  • Knowledge Translation


  •  B.Sc. Biology (University of Prince Edward Island)
  •  M.Sc. Applied Human Science (University of Prince Edward Island)
  •  Ph.D. Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (University of Guelph)
  •  PDF. Clinical Exercise Physiology (Northwestern University)

Research Interests

Dr. Slysz is interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Physiology. Specifically, Dr. Slysz is focused on assessing and developing self-regulated learning skills in first-year courses.

Selected Publications

  • Slysz J. Tian L. Zhang D McDermott M. (2021) Effect of Supervised exercise on the blood pressure and heart rate during exercise, and associations with improved walking performance in peripheral artery disease: Results from a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Vascular Surgery. Online Ahead of Print.
  • Slysz J.  Rejeski J. Forman D. Manini T. Criqui M. Tian L. Zhang D. Guralnik J. Ferrucci L. Kibbe M. Polonsky T. Spring B. Leeuwenburgh C. McDermott M. (2021) Sustained physical activity in peripheral artery disease: Associations with disease severity, health-related quality of life, and subsequent serious adverse events in the LITE randomized Trial. Journal of Vascular Medicine. Online ahead of print.
  • Slysz J. Burr J. (2021) Ischemic Preconditioning: Modulating Pain Sensitivity and Exercise Performance. Frontiers in Physiology. 12: 944.
  • Slysz J. Boston M. King R. Pignanelli C. Power G. Burr J. (2021) The effects of blood flow restriction and electrical muscle stimulation on muscle mass and strength during 14 day of leg unloading. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 53:1033-1040.
  • Slysz J. Burr. JF. (2019) Impact of eight weeks of repeated ischemic preconditioning on aerobic capacity in highly trained middle-distance runners. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 119(6): 1431-1437.
  • Slysz J. Petrick H. Morrow J. Burr J. (2019) An examination of individual responses to ischemic preconditioning and the effects of acute and delayed ischemic preconditioning on cycling performance. European journal of Sports Science. 20 (5): 633-640.
  • Slysz J. Burr JF. (2018) Enhanced metabolic stress augments ischemic preconditioning for exercise performance. Frontiers in Physiology. 9: 1621.