Little, Jonathan

Jonathan Little  PhD


School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
1088 Discovery Avenue RHS 122
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9876

visit website:  Jonathan Little

  • impaired metabolic health and its relationship with obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes
  • therapeutic benefits of exercise and its anti-inflammatory effects
  • role of low-carbohydrate diets in the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes
  • impact of obesity on brain health

For more information about Dr. Little’s research see:

Our Stories – UBC Okanagan: Jonathan Little – A Winning Combination

School of Health and Exercise Sciences – UBC Okanagan: Meet your prof: Jonathan Little

YouTube – UBC Okanagan: Meet your professor: Jonathan Little

Community Health: Building a framework for community-engaged community health research and knowledge translation
Co-Leads:  Kathleen Martin Ginis, Mary Jung
Co-Is:  Susan Holtzman, Jonathan Little, Nelly Oelke, Charlotte Jones, Lesley Lutes, Donna Kurtz, Stephen Berg, Kathy Rush, Ross Hickey
Dates: 2017-2020
Funding:  2017 UBC Okanagan Eminence Fund

Optimizing exercise for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes
PI: Jonathan Little
Date: 2015 – 2020
Funded by: CIHR New Investigator Award, $300,000

Mobile Health Biometrics to Enhance Exercise and Physical Activity Adherence in T2D
Co-Leads: NPI: UK: Dr M Cocks; NPI: Canada: Dr. A. McManus
Co- Is: UK: H. Jones, T. Sprung, R. Andrews, C. Mateus; Canada: J. LittleJung, MJones. C, Chang, C
Funded by: MRC + CIHR $657,720.00 (total) $245,939.00 (Canadian portion)

For a full list of Dr. Little’s publications on PubMed please visit: