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Mohamad Baydoun, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD

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Assistant Professor
Regina Campus

Contact Info

Office: 306-337-2917
College West

Research Interests

  • Psychosocial Oncology
  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine
  • COVID-19 and Cancer
  • Clinical Trials


Dr. Baydoun is an oncology nurse and researcher. He has completed his PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan in 2019. Dr. Baydoun’s research focuses on the psychosocial and behavioral components of living with cancer. One area of his research examines the effects of mind-body interventions (e.g., mindfulness meditation, yoga) on mood and behavior in cancer patients and survivors. Another line of research examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the psychosocial and healthcare experiences of patients with cancer, with a focus on the design and evaluation of appropriate person-centred interventions to better serve this population.

Current Teaching

  • Dr. Baydoun currently teaches CNUR 202 Pharmacology Lab in the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program.

Recent Grants, Awards and Scholarships

Peer Reviewed Grants and Awards

  • Baydoun M (Principal Investigator), McLennan A, Oberoi D, & Carlson L (Co-Investigators) (2020-2021). Effects of changing intervention delivery mode from in-person to online groups due to COVID-19: Exploring cancer survivors' experiences in the Mindfulness and Tai Chi for Cancer Health (MATCH) Study. Canadian Interdisciplinary Network of Complementary Medicine Researchers: Canadian Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Fund (CCRF) Grant $5000.
  • Baydoun M (Principal Investigator), Barton D, Peterson M, Wallner L, Visovatti M, Arslanian-Engoren C, & Choi S (Co-investigators) (2017-2018). Yoga for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Survivors of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Feasibility Study. Oncology Nursing Society Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Grant. $5000 USD.

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles, Papers, Books or Chapters

  • Baydoun M, Speca M, Taylor-Brown J, Joann S, Piedalue KL, Turner J, & Carlson LE. Comparing online support groups with psychoeducation versus psychoeducation alone for distressed breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice: 2021 July-September; 3(3): p e058.
  • Baydoun M, Moran C, McLennan A, Piedalue KL, Oberoi D, & Carlson LE. Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review of Participants' Adherence to Home Practice. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2021 Jun 9;15:1225-1242. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S267064. PMID: 34135575; PMCID: PMC8200136.
  • Bowman C, Piedalue KA, Baydoun M, & Carlson LE. The Quality of Life and Psychosocial Implications of Cancer-Related Lower-Extremity Lymphedema: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Clin Med. 2020 Oct 2;9(10):3200. doi: 10.3390/jcm9103200. PMID: 33023211; PMCID: PMC7601061.
  • Baydoun M, Barton DL, Peterson M, Wallner LP, Visovatti MA, Arslanian-Engoren C, & Choi SW. Yoga for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Survivors of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Feasibility Study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Mar;59(3):702-708. Epub 2019 Nov 23. PMID: 31765760.
  • Barton DL, Brooks TM, Cieslak A, Elkins GR, Clark PM, Baydoun M, Smith AB, & Van Poznak CH. Phase II randomized controlled trial of hypnosis versus progressive muscle relaxation for body image after breast or gynecologic cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Nov;178(2):357-365. Epub 2019 Aug 9. PMID: 31399932.
  • Baydoun M, Barton DL, & Arslanian-Engoren C. A cancer specific middle-range theory of symptom selfcare management: A theory synthesis. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Dec;74(12):2935-2946. Epub 2018 Oct 5. PMID: 30132962.
  • Baydoun M, Barton DL. Complementary therapies for fatigue after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: an integrative review. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2018 May;53(5):556-564. Epub 2018 Jan 16. PMID: 29339799.
  • Roe K, Visovatti MK, Brooks T, Baydoun M, Clark P, & Barton DL. Use of complementary therapies for side effect management in breast cancer: evidence and rationale. Breast Cancer Manag. 2016;5(3):125–38.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Baydoun M, Birnie K, Patton M, Green C, Szewczyk P, Cartwright S, & Carlson L. The Virtual Mind Study: Virtual Reality Guided Mindfulness for Chronic Pain in Cancer Survivors: Protocol for a Single-group Feasibility Trial. [Virtual Poster presentation]. Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Conference 2021. April 2021.
  • Baydoun M, Pink JC, Beattie S, Piedalue KL, Carlson LE, Bultz BD, & Labelle LE. Psychological distress during the first year after autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation: longitudinal trajectories and correlates [Virtual Poster presentation]. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)'s 35th Annual Conference. July 2020.
  • Baydoun M, Balneaves L, Peacock S, Richardson H, & Carlson LE. Impact of COVID-19 on Canadians with Cancer: Focus on Health Equity [Virtual poster presentation]. 78th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society. December 2020.
  • Baydoun M, Barton DL, Visovatti M, Peterson M, Arslanian-Engoren C, Choi S, & Wallner L. The feasibility and benefits of a 6-week yoga intervention for adult recipients of hematopoietic cell transplantation. Poster presented at the 16th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology, New York, NY. October 2019.

Current Research

  • Dr. Baydoun is currently conducting a secondary analysis of the iCare study (International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation Study) large dataset to compare the impacts of COVID19 on psychosocial health and quality of life between cancer patients, patients with other chronic illness, and healthy individuals across diverse countries of the globe, and is also a Co-Investigator of a Canada wide clinical trial to evaluate a smartphone app-based mindfulness intervention in cancer survivors.