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 Prof.dr. Mai Chin A Paw

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Mai Chin A Paw dreams of a world where children grow up healthy and happy. Such a world provides plenty opportunity for active play, inspiring education and nutritious and delicious foods. She loves to practise yoga and yoga philosophy and dancing radiantly around the world. 

Mai is fascinated by why we do what we do and how this affects health, with particular interest in youth. She combines her scientific expertise in human movement science and epidemiology to unravel working mechanisms using innovative methodologies, exploring unique intervention strategies and creatively combining multiple disciplines. She was awarded University Research Chair professor at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. Also, she has been chosen as one of the two programme directors of the program Health Behaviours and Chronic Diseases of the Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, an alliance between AMC and VU/VUmc.

Growing up in a multicultural family, she learned to observe the world from various perspectives, enjoy diversity, believe in serendipity and search beyond the unexpected. This sculpted her unique scientific frame of mind.