He established the Centre for Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health at the Children’s Hospital Institute of Manitoba to study the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in youth. This group applies novel MRI technology to uncover the mechanisms through which physical activity reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes in youth. Jonathan has been partnering with several First Nations communities over the last 4 years to help establish programs to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents.
Dr. Jonathan McGavock is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, at the University of Manitoba. The aim of his Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health in Youth laboratory is determine the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and the mechanisms to explain these effects.