Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput
Senior Scientist
613-737-7600 x3683


  • 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
  • Cross-Appointment, Ph.D. Program in Population Health, University of Ottawa


Dr. Chaput’s research focuses on health promotion and the prevention of chronic diseases. He is particularly interested in the epidemiology and public health aspects of sleep and other lifestyle behaviours such as screen time and physical activity. Dr. Chaput has published more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is well cited in the literature. He serves on many journal editorial boards and advisory committees, has contributed to a large number of conferences around the world (>200 lectures), and received many awards for his research.

Research, Clinical, Professional and Scholarly Focus and Service (highlights only)

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

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors
  • Editorial Board Member, IJBNPA
  • Editorial Board Member, Nutrition and Diabetes
  • Editorial Board Member, Obesity Science and Practice
  • Member of the WHO’s Guideline Development Group for guidelines on the management of pediatric obesity
  • Member of the WHO’s Guideline Development Group for guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in youth, adults and older adults
  • Leadership Committee Member for the development of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep
  • Report Card Research Committee Member, ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity
  • Spokesperson for the release of the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity
  • Reviewer for many scholarly journals and granting agencies
  • Scientific and Advisory Leadership Team (SALT) member, CHEO Research Institute
  • Research Lead, 1Door4Care, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Program Director, Ready, Set, GO Team, CHEO Research Institute