Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput
Research Scientist
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  • 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

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


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 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has an h-index of 28 and 2703 citations according to Scopus. He has been able to secure over 1.5 million dollars in research funding over the last 5 years as Principal Investigator. He serves on many editorial boards and advisory committees, and has contributed to a large number of conferences around the world (>100 lectures). He received several awards for his research, including the Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Sleep Society (2015), the IJO New Faculty Award from World Obesity (2014), the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Obesity Network (2011), the New Investigator Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity (2010) and the Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award from The Obesity Society (2005).

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

  • Caroline Dutil (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Supervisor (2017-)
  • Holly Livock (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)
  • Nelson Nardo Jr. (University of Ottawa) – Postdoctoral fellow supervisor (2015)
  • Greg Traversy (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2014-2016)
  • Aidan Gribbon (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2013-2015)
  • Christian Lizotte (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2013-2015)
  • Alyssa Biagé (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Committee (2015-2017)
  • Alessandro Tirelli (University of Ottawa) – M.A. Committee (2014-2016)
  • Erin Wing (University of Ottawa) – M.A. Committee (2014-2015)
  • Joseph Abdulnour (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Committee (2011-2015)


  • 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