Dr. Mark Tremblay
Director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research
613-737-7600 x4114
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EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS, ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • MSc and PhD, Department of Community Health, University of Toronto
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Faculty appointment in Ph.D. Program in Population Health, University of Ottawa
  • Senior Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
  • Visiting Professor, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Visiting Professor, Southwest University, Chong Qing, China
  • Chief Scientific Officer, ParticipACTION
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine

BIOGRAPHY

Professor Mark Tremblay has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Sports Administration and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from Laurentian University. His graduate training was from the University of Toronto where he obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of Community Health with a specialty in Exercise Science. Dr. Tremblay is the Director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Chair of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, Chair of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Committee, Founder of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, and former Dean of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Tremblay has published more than 340 scientific papers and book chapters in the areas of childhood obesity, physical activity measurement, exercise physiology, sedentary physiology and health surveillance. His h-index is 53 and his published research has been cited >12,000 times according to Scopus. He has delivered over 700 scholarly conference presentations, including more than 140 invited and keynote addresses, in 20 different countries. Dr. Tremblay received an honorary doctorate from Nipissing University, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Lawson Foundation 60th Anniversary Award and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Honour Award for his leadership contributions to healthy active living in Canada.

RESEARCH, CLINICAL, PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY FOCUS AND SERVICE

Current research interests include: i) pediatric exercise science ii) childhood obesity iii) physical literacy and health iv) physical activity, fitness and health measurement v) sedentary physiology vi) health surveillance vii) knowledge translation and mobilization.

  • Chair of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, including release of the Global Matrix 2.0 in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Founder of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN)
  • Chair of Public Health Ontario’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge Scientific Reference Committee
  • Chief Scientific Officer and spokesperson for the release of the 12th annual ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
  • Chair, Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Committee, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, including the release of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep
  • Research Affiliate with the Alberta Centre for Active Living
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee and Steering Committee for the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy Project
  • Member, ParticipACTION Research Advisory Group
  • Member, Expert Advisory Committee of the Canadian Health Measures Survey, Statistics Canada
  • Member of the World Health Organization Ad Hoc Working Group on Science and Evidence for Ending Childhood Obesity
  • Appointed to the International Scientific Committee for the 2016 International Congress of Obesity
  • Reviewer for many scholarly journals, granting agencies, and tenure and promotion applications

GRADUATE STUDENTS, SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

  • Taru Manyanga (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Supervisor (2015-2018)
  • Salomé Aubert (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Supervisor (2015-2018)
  • Justin Lang (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Supervisor (2013-2017)
  • Samantha Stephens (University of Toronto)– Ph.D. Committee (2008‐2016)
  • Francis Okinda (Kenyatta University, Kenya)– M.Sc. Co-Supervisor (2011-16)
  • Daniel McCormack (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Co-supervisor (2013-16)
  • Richard Larouche (University of Ottawa) – PDF Supervisor (2013-17)
  • Fabien Rivière (University of Lorraine, France) – visiting student PhD Supervisor (2016)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (Founder)
  • African Physical Activity Network
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Canadian Obesity Network
  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • International Motor Competence Network
  • International Physical Literacy Association
  • International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
  • International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH)
  • ISPAH Global Advocacy for Physical Activity Council
  • ISPAH Physical Activity Measurement and Surveillance Council
  • ISPAH Sedentary Behaviour Council
  • Kids Brain Health Network
  • North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine
  • Physical and Health Education Canada
  • Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (Founder)