Dr. Jonathon Maguire

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"I would like to see networks of families joining research teams to help us do research better, so that we all learn from each other. It takes a lot of listening, thought and effort to understand the priorities of young families and patients and to familiarize them with the research process. But the reward is well worth the effort.”


Dr. Jonathon Maguire

Dr. Jonathon Maguire believes that by focusing on the factors that foster resilience, we can help our children lead healthier, happier lives. He is a hospital pediatrician and the co-leader of TARGet Kids!, the largest primary-care research network for children in Canada.

Dr. Maguire’s research focuses on clinical trials involving nutrition and development in young children, as well as the creation of tools to help health-care providers use the best available evidence to inform their clinical decisions. He is the recipient of a 2015 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation Grant, a CIHR/SPOR Chair in Innovative Clinical Trials, and several prestigious awards including the Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award from the American Society of Nutrition, the Canadian Paediatric Society Young Investigator Award, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award, an Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award, and a Special Achievement Award form the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Maguire is a MAP scientist, the University of Toronto Lawson Chair in Patient Engagement in Child Nutrition, and a scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He is a staff pediatrician in the St. Michael’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics and an associate professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Pediatrics.