Jean-Philippe Chaput

Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Chaput is a Senior Research Scientist with the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the CHEO Research Institute and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. 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 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has an h-index of 50 and more than 8,000 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 journal editorial boards and advisory committees and has contributed to a large number of conferences around the world.

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 World Obesity (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).

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Research Projects

  1. Sleep and screen time are more linked with academic achievement than physical activity


    High school students who met the screen time and sleep guidelines showed better academic performance than those who did not meet any guidelines.

  2. Combinations of physical activity and screen time recommendations and their association with overweight/obesity in adolescents.


    Children meeting both the physical activity and screen time recommendations are less likely to be classified as overweight/obese compared with any other combination. Future efforts are needed to target both MVPA and sedentary behaviour to address public health concerns such as excess weight.

  3. Body mass index and movement behaviors among schoolchildren from 13 countries across a continuum of human development indices: A multinational cross‐sectional study


    Our findings show distinct differences in BMI and movement behavior profiles between urban and rural children in Mozambique. Mean BMI z‐scores, MVPA, and SED differed by country HDI. These findings support the need to include both rural and urban participants in study samples.

  4. The Integration of Pediatric Sleep Health Into Public Health in Canada


    The concept of sleep health is gaining momentum globally. Rather than "medicalizing" sleep with a focus on sleep disorders and their treatment, there is growing interest in sleep health promotion for all and on the prevention of sleep problems.

  5. Routinely Assessing Patients’ Sleep Health Is Time Well Spent


    Key sleep characteristics that should be assessed by clinicians include sleep duration, sleep quality, sleep timing, daytime alertness, and the absence of a sleep disorder.