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).
First sleep health guidelines for Canadian adults: implications for clinicians.
Canada, marks an important step towards a better recognition of “sleep health” as a critical component of health and wellness. Clinicians are well positioned to discuss sleep health with their patients and initiate treatment options. It is hoped it will now be part of routine medical examinations.
Obesity-related behaviors of students at historically black colleges and universities and students at non-historically black colleges and universities
Findings suggest the need for implementation of aggressive overweight and obesity prevention strategies for students at HBCUs.
World Health Organization 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour
These guidelines should be used to inform national health policies aligned with the WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030 and to strengthen surveillance systems that track progress towards national and global targets.
Advancing the global physical activity agenda: recommendations for future research by the 2020 WHO physical activity and sedentary behavior guidelines development group
Although the 2020 WHO Guidelines for Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior were informed by the most up-to-date research on the health effects of physical activity and sedentary time, there is still substantial work to be done in advancing the global physical activity agenda.
2020 WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour for children and adolescents aged 5-17 years: summary of the evidence
Addressing the identified research gaps will better inform guideline recommendations in children and adolescents, and future work should aim to prioritize these areas of research. In the meantime, investment and leadership is needed to scale up known effective policies and programs aimed at increasing activity in children and adolescents.