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Jean-Philippe Chaput, PhD

University of Ottawa

Jean-Philippe Chaput has a bachelor degree in biotechnology and a masters in kinanthropology from the University of Sherbrooke. In 2008, after completing his studies, he undertook a doctorate in kinesiology at the University of Laval under the supervision of Professor Angelo Tremblay. His doctoral thesis focused on a wide range of subjects, including the limits of weight loss, dietary insecurities and the lesser-known causes of weight gain, especially lack of sleep and mental stress.

He recently undertook two years of postdoctoral research at the Department of Human Nutrition of the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) under the supervision of Professor Arne Astrup. His research included the effects of experimental deprivation of sleep and the effect of passive video gaming on adolescent appetites.

He currently holds a Junior Research Chair in Healthy Lifestyle and Obesity at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (Ottawa) and is an assistant professor at the School of Human Kinetics (University of Ottawa). His research focuses mainly on obesity prevention and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

Jean-Philippe Chaput has published more than 60 scientific articles and has contributed to a large number of conferences around the world. He recently received several awards for his research, including the New Researcher Award from the Canadian Obesity Network (2011), the New Researcher Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity (2010) and the Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award (2005).

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