François Haman
François Haman
Full Professor

2003, Ph.D., Biology, Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology
1996, M.Sc., Biology, Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology
1993, B.Ed., Education, University of Ottawa
1992, BA, Kinanthropologie, Université d'Ottawa

LEE 518G
613-562-5800 ext. 4262


Dr. Haman’s research deals with all aspects of human energetics. It focuses on how humans orchestrate metabolic fuel selection to improve chances of survival and increase performance in adverse environmental conditions such as changing climates and important modifications of dietary behavior. From mechanisms to applications, his work aims to establish principles that dictate fuel use and provide strategies to improve health/performance or chances of survival using alterations in dietary behaviors or physical training. Current work integrates a number of state-of-the-art metabolic methodologies to quantify human responses to climate change (heat/cold) and to provide dietary strategies to reduce the prevalence of obesity and obesity related diseases in First Nations communities of Northwestern Ontario.

Research interests

  • Environmental medicine
  • Human Performance Laboratory