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Jean-Philippe Chaput photo of Jean-Philippe
Scientist, CHEO Research Institute
Junior Research Chair, HALO Research Group
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ottawa
Cross-Appointed, School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 3683
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. Chaput’s current research interests include: childhood obesity; sleep; physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health; and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
Research Team:
Dr. Chaput currently holds a Junior Research Chair in Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research. His 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 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has an h-index of 20 and 1236 citations according to ISI Web of Knowledge. He has been able to secure 1.5 million dollars 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 (75 oral presentations in total). He received several awards for his research, including 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:

Borghese M, Chaput JP. Television viewing promoting obesity in children: do we really know the mechanism? Bioenergetics Open Access 2: e113, 2013. 

Chaput JP, LeBlanc AG,  McFarlane A, Colley RC, Thivel D, Biddle SJH, Maddison R, Leatherdale ST, Tremblay MS. Active Healthy Kids Canada's Position on Active Video Games for Children and Youth. Paediatrics & Child Health 18:529-532, 2013.

Chaput J-P, LeBlanc AG, Goldfield GS, Tremblay MS. Are active video games useful in increasing physical activity and addressing obesity in children? JAMA Pediatrics 167:677-678, 2013.

Chaput J-P, Saunders TJ, Mathieu M-E, Henderson M, Tremblay MS, O’Loughlin J, Tremblay A. Combined associations between moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior with cardiometabolic risk factors in children. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38:477-483, 2013.

Chaput JP, McNeil J, Després JP, Bouchard C, Tremblay A. Seven to eight hours of sleep a night is associated with a lower prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and reduced overall cardiometabolic risk in adults. PLoS ONE 8: e72832, 2013.

Chaput JP, McNeil J, Després JP, Bouchard C, Tremblay A. Short sleep duration as a risk factor for the development of the metabolic syndrome in adults. Preventive Medicine 57: 872-877, 2013.  

Hjorth MF, Chaput JP, Michaelsen K, Astrup A, Tetens I, Sjödin A. Seasonal variation in objectively measured physical activity, sedentary time, cardio-respiratory fitness and sleep duration among 8-11 year-old Danish children: a repeated-measures study. BMC Public Health 13: 808, 2013.  

Hoppe C, Rothausen BW, Biltoft-Jensen A, Matthiessen J, Groth MV, Chaput JP, Tetens I. Relationship between sleep duration and dietary intake in 4- to 14-year-old Danish children. Journal of Nutritional Science 2: e38, 2013.

Katzmarzyk PT, Barreira TV, Broyles ST, Champagne CM, Chaput J-P, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Johnson WD, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P,  Church TS. The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE): Design and Methods. BMC Public Health 13:900, 2013.

Kjeldsen JS, Rosenkilde M, Nielsen SW, Reichkendler M, Auerbach P, Ploug T, Stallknecht B, Sjödin AM, Chaput JP. Effect of different doses of exercise on sleep duration, sleep efficiency and sleep quality in sedentary, overweight men. Bioenergetics Open Access 2: 108, 2013.  

Klingenberg L, Chaput JP, Holmbäck U, Visby T, Jennum P, Nikolic M, Astrup A, Sjödin A. Acute sleep restriction reduces insulin sensitivity in adolescent boys. Sleep 36: 1085-1090, 2013.

Klingenberg L, Chaput JP, Sjödin A. Expanding investigations on the relationship between sleep restriction and energy balance. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 97: 446-447, 2013. 

Klingenberg L, Christensen LB, Hjorth MF, Zangenberg S, Chaput JP, Sjödin AM, Mølgaard C, Michaelsen KF. No relation between sleep duration and adiposity indicators in 9-36 months old children: the SKOT cohort. Pediatric Obesity 8: 14-18, 2013.

LeBlanc AG, Chaput J-P, McFarlane A, Colley RC, Thivel D, Biddle SJH, Maddison R, Leatherdale ST, Tremblay MS. Active Video Games and Health Indicators in Children and Youth: A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 8(6):e65351, 2013.

McNeil J, Doucet E, Chaput JP. Inadequate sleep as a contributor to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Canadian Journal of Diabetes 37: 103-108, 2013.  

McNeil J, Drapeau V, Gallant AR, Tremblay A, Doucet E, Chaput JP. Short sleep duration is associated with a lower mean satiety quotient in overweight and obese men. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 67: 1328-1330, 2013. 

Pérusse-Lachance E, Brassard P, Chaput JP, Drapeau V, Teasdale N, Sénécal C, Tremblay A. Sex differences in the effects of mental work and moderate-intensity physical activity on energy intake in young adults. ISRN Nutrition 2013: 1-6, 2013. 

Pérusse-Lachance E, Brassard P, Chaput JP, Poirier P, Teasdale N, Drapeau V, Sénécal C, Tremblay A. Mental work stimulates cardiovascular responses through a reduction in cardiac parasympathetic modulation in both men and women. Bioenergetics Open Access 2: 107, 2013. 

Reed JL, Chaput JP, Tremblay A, Doucet E. The maintenance of energy balance is compromised after weight loss. Canadian Journal of Diabetes 37: 121-127, 2013.  

Saunders TJ, Chaput J-P, Goldfield GS, Colley RC, Kenny GP, Doucet E, Tremblay MS. Prolonged sitting and markers of cardiometabolic risk in children and youth: a randomized crossover study. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental 62:1423-1428, 2013.

Saunders TJ, Tremblay MS, Despres J-P, Bouchard C, Tremblay A, Chaput J-P. Sedentary behaviour, visceral fat accumulation and cardiometabolic risk in adults: a 6-year longitudinal study from the Quebec Family Study. PLoS ONE 8:e54225, 2013.

Thivel D, Tremblay MS, Chaput J-P. Modern sedentary behaviours favour energy consumption in children and adolescents. Current Obesity Reports 2:50-57, 2013.

Thivel D, Aucouturier J, Doucet E, Saunders TJ, Chaput JP. Daily energy balance in children and adolescents: does energy expenditure predict subsequent energy intake? Appetite 60: 58-64, 2013. 

Thivel D, Chaput JP. Discussion of Influence of netball-based exercise on energy intake, subjective appetite and plasma acylated ghrelin in adolescent girls. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38: 1170, 2013. 

Thivel D, Chaput JP. Impact des activités sédentaires sur la prise alimentaire des jeunes. Revue d’Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique 61: 399-405, 2013.

Thivel D, Saunders TJ, Chaput JP. Physical activity in children and youth may have greater impact on energy intake than energy expenditure. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 45: e1, 2013. 

Tremblay A, Royer MM, Chaput JP, Doucet E. Adaptive thermogenesis can make a difference in the ability of obese individuals to lose body weight. International Journal of Obesity 37: 759-764, 2013.  

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