Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
PhD, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University
BSc Kinesiology, McMaster University
Carbohydrate and fat metabolism
Exercise-induced improvements in metabolic health
Sex-based differences in exercise metabolism
High-intensity interval training
Nutritional manipulation of exercise adaptation
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Schleh, M. W., Pitchford, L. M., Gillen, J. B., & Horowitz, J. F. (2020). Energy Deficit Required for Exercise-induced Improvements in Glycemia the Next Day. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 52(4), 976–982.
Gillen, J. B., Estafanos, S., Williamson, E., Hodson, N., Malowany, J. M., Kumbhare, D. A., & Moore, D. R. (In Press) Interrupting prolonged sitting with repeated chair stands or short walks reduces postprandial insulinemia in healthy adults. Journal of Applied Physiology.
Gillen, J.B., West, D.W.D., Williamson, E.P., Fung, H.J.W., Moore, D.R. (2020) Low-Carbohydrate Training Increases Protein Requirements of Endurance Athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise,51(11): 2294-2301.
Tan, R.B., Nederveen, J., Gillen, J.B., Joanisse, S., Parise, G., Tarnopolsky, M.A., Gibala, M.J. (2018) Skeletal muscle fibre-type specific changes in markers of capillary and mitochondrial content after low-volume interval training in overweight women. Physiol Rep, 6(5): e13597.
Gillen, J. B., & Gibala, M. J. (2018). Interval training: a time-efficient exercise strategy to improve cardiometabolic health. Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme, 43(10), iii–iv.
Francois, M.E., Gillen, J.B., Little, J.P. (2017) Carbohydrate-Restriction with High-Intensity Interval Training: An Optimal Combination for Treating Metabolic Diseases? Front Nutr, 4:49.
Skelly, L.E., Gillen, J.B., MacInnis, M.J., Martin, B.J., Safdar, A., Akhtar, M., MacDonald, M.J., Tarnopolsky, M.A., Gibala, M.J. (2017) Effect of sex on the acute skeletal muscle response to sprint interval exercise. Exp Physiol, 102(3): 354-365.
Gillen, J. B., Martin, B. J., MacInnis, M. J., Skelly, L. E., Tarnopolsky, M. A., & Gibala, M. J. (2016). Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiometabolic Health Similar to Traditional Endurance Training despite a Five-Fold Lower Exercise Volume and Time Commitment. PloS one, 11(4), e0154075. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154075
Canadian Obesity Network
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
American College of Sports Medicine