Sleep Health in Obese Children | OM #2.6

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concept and importance of sleep health
  • Understand the connection between sleep duration and obesity
  • Have a list of short questions to be used in clinic to assess sleep health.

Dr. Jean-Philippe (JP) Chaput, PhD, CHE

Dr. Chaput is a Research Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario 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 7,000 citations. He has been able to secure over 2 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 (>200 lectures). 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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