Jonathan Little

Dr. Jonathan Little is professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. He is a former Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar (2017-2022) whose research focuses on optimizing diet and exercise interventions for the prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of exercise metabolism, nutrition, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and immunology. Ongoing research in his lab includes clinical trials and translational studies in humans to determine how application of different low-carbohydrate diet, nutritional ketosis, and exercise strategies impact glucose control, cardiovascular risk, and inflammation. Of particular interest is understanding how dietary interventions can help people with Type 2 diabetes reduce their need for medications, and potentially put Type 2 diabetes into remission.