Professor Maguire holds the Lawson Chair in Patient Engagement in Child Nutrition at U of T, through which he conducts patient-oriented research — an approach in which families and children provide input throughout the research process, especially on specific questions they want answered and which results they are most likely to use in their day-to-day lives.
Prof. Maguire is a staff pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital, with a pediatric hospitalist and outpatient clinical practice. His research focus is clinical trials involving nutrition and development in young children, as well as the creation of tools to facilitate evidence informed child health practice. He also co-leads TARGet Kids!, the largest primary care research network for children in Canada.
Prof. Maguire has received several 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 holds a CIHR/SPOR Chair in Innovative Clinical Trials.