Jean-Philippe Chaput

Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Chaput is a Senior 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 particularly interested in healthy behaviours such as sleep, physical activity and nutrition. Dr. Chaput has published more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is highly cited. 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. Economic burden of insufficient sleep duration in Canadian adults


    Insufficient sleep duration is an important contributor to health care spending and health-related losses of productivity in Canada. Studies are needed to test cost-effective sleep health interventions at the population level.

  2. Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Home-Based, Multidisciplinary, Family-Centered Pediatric Obesity Intervention: The ProxOb Program


    This paper aims to detail the development, implementation, and evaluation phases of the ProxOb home-based, family-centered program and present its feasibility and early results.

  3. Handgrip Strength Asymmetry is Associated with Slow Gait Speed and Poorer Standing Balance in Older Americans


    Handgrip strength (HGS) asymmetry may help identify the functional asymmetries that contribute to mobility limitations. We sought to determine the associations of HGS asymmetry on gait speed and standing balance in older Americans.

  4. Cyberbullying involvement and short sleep duration among adolescents


    Research has shown that cyberbullying victimization is associated with short sleep duration among adolescents; however, the association between cyberbullying perpetration and sleep duration is unclear.

  5. The Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines and self-rated physical and mental health among adolescents


    The objective of this study was to examine the associations of meeting combinations of these recommendations with self-rated physical and mental health.