Dr. Bruno da Costa

Assistant Professor
Dr. Bruno da Costa
Contact Information
Email address: 
bruno.dacosta [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate phone: 

Currie Gymnasium
475 avenue des Pins Ouest
Montréal, Quebec H2W 1S4

Kinesiology & Physical Education
Mental Health, Intervention & Psychopathology
Physical Health Education & Adapted Physical Activity
Sports and Exercise Sciences
Areas of expertise: 
  • Physical Activity
  • Sedentary Behaviour
  • Sleep
  • Physical Education
  • Exercise
  • Health Promotion
  • Screen Time
  • Physical Fitness
  • Mental Health
  • Accelerometry

Dr. da Costa grew up in Florianópolis, Brazil, where he completed his bachelor's degree (2009-2013) in Physical Education at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. At the same university, Dr. da Costa completed his M.Sc. (2015-2017) and Ph.D. (2017-2020) in Physical Education. During his doctoral studies, Dr. da Costa spent 9 months (2020) as a visiting research student at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and the University of Ottawa. Between 2021 and 2023, Dr. da Costa worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Nipissing University.

Dr. da Costa's research focuses on physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep in different population subgroups, including the investigation of sociodemographic, behavioural, and psychosocial correlates and determinants of these behaviours. Additionally, his work explores how diverse behavioural patterns relate to health outcomes.

  • Ph.D. in Physical Education, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
  • MSc in Physical Education, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Selected publications: 
  • 'Chaput, J.-P., McHill, A. W., Cox, R. C., Broussard, J. L., Dutil, C., da Costa, B. G. G., Sampasa-Kanyinga, H., & Wright, K. P. (2023). The role of insufficient sleep and circadian misalignment in obesity. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 19(2), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-022-00747-7
  • da Costa, B. G. G., Chaput, J.-P., Lopes, M. V. V., Malheiros, L. E. A., & Silva, K. S. (2022). Movement behaviors and their association with depressive symptoms in Brazilian adolescents: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 11(2), 252–259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2020.08.003
  • Kuzik, N., da Costa, B. G. G., Hwang, Y., Verswijveren, S. J. J. M., Rollo, S., Tremblay, M. S., Bélanger, S., Carson, V., Davis, M., Hornby, S., Huang, W. Y., Law, B., Salmon, J., Tomasone, J. R., Wachira, L.-J., Wijndaele, K., & Saunders, T. J. (2022). School-related sedentary behaviours and indicators of health and well-being among children and youth: A systematic review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 19(1), 40. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-022-01258-4
  • da Costa, B. G. G., da Silva, K. S., da Silva, J. A., Minatto, G., de Lima, L. R. A., & Petroski, E. L. (2019). Sociodemographic, biological, and psychosocial correlates of light- and moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity during school time, recesses, and physical education classes. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 8(2), 177–182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2017.05.002
  • da Costa, B. G. G., Salmon, J., dos Santos, P. C., Minatto, G., & Silva, K. S. (2020). Clustering of screen time behaviours in adolescents and its association with waist circumference and cardiorespiratory fitness. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23(5), 487–492. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2019.11.007
Graduate supervision: 

Taking new students during the upcoming application period.

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