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

  • 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
  • Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University


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 320 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has an h-index of 50 and >8,000 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 (>180 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:

  • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE
  • Editorial Board Member, IJBNPA
  • Editorial Board Member, Nutrition and Diabetes
  • Editorial Board Member, Obesity Science and Practice
  • Obesity Canada Science Committee Member – Population, Public Policy and Health Systems Committee
  • Faculty Representative – Obesity Canada Students and New Professionals University of Ottawa Chapter
  • 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 for Adults and Older Adults: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep
  • Report Card Research Committee Member, ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
  • Spokesperson for the release of the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
  • Co-Chair of the Pediatric Committee, Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network
  • Reviewer for many scholarly journals and granting agencies
  • Senior Management Committee Member, CHEO Research Institute

Graduate Students, Supervision and Training

  • Irina Podinic (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2019- )
  • Bruno da Costa (Federal University of Santa Catarina) – Ph.D. Supervisor (2019- )
  • Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Supervisor (2017- )
  • Caroline Dutil (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Supervisor (2017- )
  • Megan Crowe (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2018-2019)
  • Ryan Featherstone (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Supervisor (2017-2019)
  • Claire Johnson (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Co-supervisor (2015-2019)
  • Silvia González (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Committee (2018- )   
  • Salomé Aubert (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Committee (2017-2019)  
  • Taru Manyanga (University of Ottawa) – Ph.D. Committee (2016-2019)
  • Olivia Lena Pastore (University of Ottawa) – M.Sc. Committee (2019- )
  • Rachel Kays (University of PEI) – M.Sc. Committee (2018-2019)


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