Jonathan McGavock


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Population Health


Current Positions

CIHR Applied Public Health Chair
Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba
Investigator, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
Co-Lead DREAM Theme
Co-Lead DEVOTION Network


BPE University of Manitoba (1997),
MA McGill University (1999)
PhD in Exercise Science at the University of Alberta (2003).
PDF University of Alberta (2004)
PDF UT Southwestern Medical Centre (2006)

Research Focus

Dr. McGavock’s research program focuses on the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in youth, with a particular focus on physical activity. His research program has three distinct pillars designed to span the spectrum of mechanistic human studies to community-based participatory research.

Research Interests

- Peer mentoring
- Exercise and type 1 diabetes
- Built environment and CVD
- Developmental origins of CVD