Dr. Jonathan McGavock PhD

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

Dr. McGavock is an associate professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He is currently the co-leader of the DREAM Theme at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Dr. McGavock held a CIHR New Investigator Salary Award from 2010-2014 and currently holds a CIHR Applied Health Chair in Obesity and Resilience in Indigenous Youth.

Dr. McGavock's formal training is in Kinesiology completing a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education at the University of Manitoba (1997), a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology at McGill University (1999) and a PhD in Exercise Science at the University of Alberta (2003). Following his doctoral degree he completed a CIHR-fundded post-doctoral fellowship within the Albert-based STIHR training program TORCH (2003-2004) and a Heart and Stroke Foundation/CIHR Target Obesity Fellowship in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology with Drs Benjamin Levine and Ron Victor UT Southwestern Medical Centre (2004-2006).