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Jean-Philippe Chaput photo of Jean-Philippe
Scientist, CHEO Research Institute
Associate 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
613-737-7600 Ext. 3683
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Current Research:
Dr. Chaput’s current research interests include: i) childhood obesity; ii) sleep; iii) physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health; and iv) the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Chaput's CHEO Discovery Minute - Energy drinks, physical activity and sedentary behaviour – how do these things connect? CHEO Research Institute Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput explains what he and his research team found in their research with teens in Ottawa.
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Research Team:
  • Caroline Dutil - Ph.D. Student
  • Claire Johnson - Ph.D. Student
  • Holly Livock - M.Sc. Student
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).
Sample Publications:
Chaput JP, Gray CE, Poitras VJ, Carson V, Gruber R, Olds T, Weiss SK, Connor GS, Kho ME, Sampson M, Belanger K, Eryuzlu S, Callender L, Tremblay MS. Systematic review of the relationships between sleep duration and health indicators in school-aged children and youth. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2016; 41(6 Suppl 3):S266-S282.

Chaput JP. Les enfants sont-ils trop fatigués pour bouger. Journal Propulsion 2016; 29:19-22.

Chaput JP, LeBlanc AG. More on Current Status and Needed Research in G4H for Children-The Challenge. Games Health J 2016; 5(1):13-14.

Chaput JP, Jomphe-Tremblay S, Lafreniere J, Patterson S, McNeil J, Ferraro ZM. Reliability of a food menu to measure energy and macronutrient intake in adolescents. Eur J Clin Nutr 2016; 70(1):104-108.

Chaput JP, Weippert M, LeBlanc AG, Hjorth MF, Michaelsen KF, Katzmarzyk PT, Tremblay MS, Barreira TV, Broyles ST, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Sjodin AM. Are Children Like Werewolves? Full Moon and Its Association with Sleep and Activity Behaviors in an International Sample of Children. Front Pediatr 2016; 4:24.

Chaput JP, Tremblay A, Pereira B, Boirie Y, Duclos M, Thivel D. Food intake response to exercise and active video gaming in adolescents: effect of weight status. Br J Nutr 2016; 115(3):547-553.

Chaput JP. Is sleep deprivation a contributor to obesity in children? Eat Weight Disord 2016; 21(1):5-11.

Chaput JP, Dutil C. Lack of sleep as a contributor to obesity in adolescents: impacts on eating and activity behaviors. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2016; 13(1):103.

Chaput JP, Genin PM, Le MB, Pereira B, Boirie Y, Duclos M, Thivel D. Lean adolescents achieve higher intensities but not higher energy expenditure while playing active video games compared with obese ones. Pediatr Obes 2016; 11(2):102-106.

Chaput JP, Janssen I. Sleep duration estimates of Canadian children and adolescents. J Sleep Res 2016; 25(5):541-548.
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