Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput
Research Scientist
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Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen (2010)
  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Department of Kinesiology, Laval University (2008)
  • M.Sc. in Kinesiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of Sherbrooke (2004)
  • B.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Sherbrooke (2003)

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Cross-Appointment, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa
  • Cross-Appointment, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
  • Faculty Appointment in the Ph.D. Program in Population Health, University of Ottawa
  • Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Biography

Dr. Chaput’s research focuses on obesity prevention and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. He is also interested in new determinants of obesity such as lack of sleep and mental stress. Dr. Chaput has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has an h-index of 41 and >5,000 citations according to Scopus. He serves on many journal editorial boards and advisory committees, and has contributed to a large number of conferences around the world (>150 lectures). He received several awards for his research, including the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Young Investigator Award (2016), the Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Sleep Society (2015), the International Journal of Obesity New Faculty Award from the World Obesity Federation (2014), the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Obesity Network (2011), and the New Investigator Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity (2010).

Research, Clinical, Professional and Scholarly Focus and Service

Current research interests include: i) childhood obesity; ii) sleep; iii) physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health; and iv) the promotion of a healthy lifestyle: 

  • Editorial Board Member, Nutrition and Diabetes
  • Editorial Board Member, Obesity Science and Practice
  • President of the Chapter Executive Committee, Gatineau-Ottawa Canadian Obesity Network Chapter
  • Faculty Representative – Canadian Obesity Network – Students & New Professionals (CON-SNP) University of Ottawa Chapter
  • Steering Committee Member for the development of the world’s first Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth
  • Content expert for the sleep core competency area of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP) theory exam and certification guide
  • Advisory Member for the Public Health Ontario’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge Scientific Reference Committee
  • Advisory Member for the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep Surveillance Framework
  • Co-Chair of the Pediatric Committee, Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network
  • Report Card Research Committee Member, ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
  • Spokesperson for the release of the 11th ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
  • Reviewer for many scholarly journals and granting agencies
  • Regular blogger for World Obesity

Graduate Students, Supervision and Training

  • Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Supervisor (2017- )
  • Caroline Dutil (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Supervisor (2017- )
  • Ryan Featherstone (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2017- )
  • Holly Livock (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2016- )
  • Jaime-Lee Yabsley (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2016- )
  • Claire Johnson (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Co-supervisor (2015- )
  • Caroline Dutil (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2015-2017)
  • Taru Manyanga (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Committee (2016- )
  • Michael Borghese (Queen’s University) – Ph.D. Committee (2016- )
  • Shakibasadat Fatemi (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Committee (2017-2018)
  • Catherine Pouliot (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Committee (2017-2018)
  • Alessandro Tirelli (University of Ottawa) – M.A. Committee (2014-2017)

Memberships

  • Canadian Obesity Network
  • The Obesity Society
  • World Obesity
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • Canadian Sleep Society
  • World Association of Sleep Medicine
  • Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network
  • Sedentary Behaviour Research Network