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Mark Tremblay photo of Mark Tremblay
Director, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research (CHEO RI)
Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa,
where he is also cross-appointed to the School of Human Kinetics and the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
Chief Scientific Officer of Active Healthy Kids Canada
Chair of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Project

mtremblay@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 Ext. 4114
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. Tremblay’s current research interests include: pediatric exercise science; childhood obesity; physical literacy and health; physical activity, fitness and health measurement; sedentary physiology; health surveillance; and knowledge translation and mobilization.
Research Team:
Biography:
Dr. Tremblay is the Director of 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, Chief Scientific Officer of Active Healthy Kids Canada, Chair of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines Project, Founder of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, and former Dean of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Tremblay has published more than 220 papers and book chapters in the peer-reviewed literature. He has delivered over 600 scholarly conference presentations, including more than 140 invited and keynote addresses, in 17 different countries. Dr. Tremblay received an honorary doctorate from Nipissing University and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his leadership contributions to healthy active living in Canada.
Sample Publications:

Morrison KM, Damanhoury S, Buchholz A, Chanoine JP, Lambert M, Tremblay MS, Berall G, Hamilton J, Laberge AM, Legault L, Thabane L, Jakymyshyn M, Ambler KA, Ball GDC. The CANadian Pediatric Weight management Registry (CANPWR): Study Protocol. BMC Pediatrics 14:161, 2014.

Borghese MM, Tremblay MS, Leduc G, Boyer C, Bélanger P, LeBlanc AG, Francis C, Chaput JP. Independent and combined associations of total sedentary time and television viewing time with food intake patterns of 9- to 11-year-old Canadian children. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 39:937-943, 2014.

LeBlanc AG, Larouche R, Chaput J-P, Goldfield GS, Tremblay MS. No clear evidence that exergames can prevent obesity. Obesity Reviews 15:692-693, 2014.

Muthuri SK, Wachira L-JM, Onywera VO, Tremblay MS. Comparative Study of Physical Activity Patterns among School Children in Kenya and Canada: Results from the ISCOLE Project. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance 20(2:2):765-779, 2014.

Larouche R, Chaput JP, Leduc G, Boyer C, Belanger P, LeBlanc AG, Borghese MM, Tremblay MS. A cross-sectional examination of socio-demographic and school-level correlates of children’s school travel mode in Ottawa, Canada. BMC Public Health 14:497, 2014.

Chaput J-P, Leduc G, Boyer C, Bélanger P, LeBlanc AG, Borghese MM, Tremblay MS. Objectively measured physical activity, sedentary time and sleep duration: independent and combined associations with adiposity in Canadian children. Nutrition and Diabetes 4:e117:1-5, 2014.

Muthuri SK, Wachira L-JM, Onywera VO, Tremblay MS. Correlates of objectively measured overweight/obesity and physical activity in Kenyan school children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya. BMC Public Health 14:436, 2014.

Saunders TJ, Gray CE, Borghese MM, McFarlane A, Mbonu A, Ferraro ZM, Tremblay MS. Validity of SC-StepRx pedometer-derived moderate and vigorous physical activity during treadmill walking and running in a heterogeneous sample of children and youth. BMC Public Health 14:519, 2014.

Gray C, Larouche R, Barnes J, Colley RC, Cowie Bonne J, Arthur M, Cameron C, Chaput JP, Faulkner G, Janssen I, Kolen A, Manske S, Salmon A, Spence JC, Timmons B, Tremblay MS. Are We Driving Our Kids to Unhealthy Habits? Results from the Active Healthy Kids Canada 2013 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11:6009-6020, 2014.

Jarvis JW, Rhodes RE, Deshpande S, Berry TR, Chulak-Bozzer T, Deshpande S, Faulkner G, Spence JC, Tremblay MS, Latimer-Cheung AE. Investigating the role of brand equity in predicting the relationship between message exposure and parental support for their child’s physical activity. Social Marketing Quarterly 20(2):103-115, 2014.

Faulkner G, Solomon V, Berry T, Deshpande S, Latimer-Cheung AE, Rhodes R, Spence J, Tremblay MS. Examining the potential disconnect between parents’ perceptions and reality regarding the physical activity levels of their children. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk 5(1):9, 2014.

Tremblay MS, Gray CE, Akinroye K, Harrington D, Katzmarzyk PT, Lambert EV, Liukkonen J, Maddison R, Ocansey RT, Onywera VO, Prista A, Reilly JJ, Rodriguez Martinez P, Sarmiento Duenas OL, Standage M, Tomkinson G. Physical activity of children: A global matrix of grades comparing 15 countries related to the physical activity of children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(suppl.1):S113-S125, 2014.

Tremblay MS. 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(suppl.1):S1-S2, 2014.

Tremblay MS, Barnes JD, Cowie Bonne J. Impact of the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card: A 10-year analysis. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(suppl.1):S3-S20, 2014.

Gray CE, Barnes JD, Cowie Bonne JC, Cameron C, Chaput JP, Faulkner G, Janssen I, Katzmarzyk PT, Kolen AM, Manske SR, Salmon A, Spence JC, Timmons BW, Tremblay MS. The 2014 Active Healthy Kids Canada 10th Anniversary Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(suppl.1):S26-S32, 2014.

Reilly JJ, Dick S, McNeill G, Tremblay MS. Results from the Scottish Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(suppl.1):S93-S97, 2014.

Wachira L-JM, Muthuri SK, Tremblay MS, Onywera VO. Results from Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weight of Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(suppl.1):S69-S73, 2014.

Carson V, Wong SL, Winkler E, Healy GN, Colley RC, Tremblay MS. Patterns of sedentary time and cardiometabolic risk among Canadian adults. Preventive Medicine 65:23-27, 2014.

Larouche R, Boyer C, Tremblay MS, Longmuir PE. Physical fitness, motor skill and physical activity relationships in Grade 4 to 6 children. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 39:553-559, 2014.

Larouche R, Faulkner G, Fortier M, Tremblay MS. Active transportation and adolescents’ health: the Canadian Health Measures Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 46(5):507-515, 2014.

Muthuri SK, Francis CE, Wachira LJM, LeBlanc AG, Sampson M, Onywera VO, Tremblay MS. Evidence of an overweight/obesity transition among school-aged children and youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. PLoS ONE 9(3):e92846.

Muthuri SK, Wachira LJM, LeBlanc AG, Francis CE, Sampson M, Onywera VO, Tremblay MS. Temporal Trends and Correlates of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Physical Fitness among School-Aged Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11:3327-3359, 2014.

Carter M, Dubois L, Tremblay MS. Place and food insecurity: a critical review and synthesis of the literature. Public Health Nutrition 17:94-112, 2014.

Berry TR, Craig CL, Faulkner G, Latimer A, Rhodes, R, Spence JC, Tremblay MS. Mothers’ Intentions to Support Children’s Physical Activity Related to Attention and Implicit Agreement with Advertisements. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 21:131-138, 2014.

Santos Silva DA, Tremblay MS, de Andrade Goncalves EC, Santos Silva RJ. Television time among Brazilian adolescents: correlated factors are different between boys and girls. The Scientific World Journal 2014(794539):1-9, 2014.

Saunders TJ, Chaput J-P, Goldfield GS, Colley RC, Kenny GP, Doucet E, Tremblay MS. Children and youth do not compensate for an imposed bout of prolonged sitting by reducing subsequent food intake or increasing physical activity: a randomized crossover study. British Journal of Nutrition 111:747-754, 2014.

Saunders TJ, Chaput JP, Tremblay MS. Sedentary behaviour as an emerging risk factor for cardiometabolic diseases in children and youth. Canadian Journal of Diabetes 38:53-61, 2014.

Larouche R, Saunders TJ, Faulkner GEJ, Colley RC, Tremblay MS. Associations between active school transport and physical activity, body composition and cardiovascular fitness: a systematic review of 68 studies. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11:206-211, 2014.

Lloyd M, Saunders T, Bremer E, Tremblay MS. Long-term importance of fundamental motor skills: a 20 year follow-up study. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 31:67-78, 2014.


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