We stand for innovative, high-quality, and socially relevant research that contributes to the healthy upbringing of our youth.

Prof. Dr. Mai Chin A Paw

Section Chair


Our Mission & Vision

The research of the Child & Adolescent Public health Research and Innovation (CAPRI) section falls under the Department of Public & Occupational Health of Amsterdam UMC and is carried out within the Amsterdam Public Health research institute.

Youth grows up happy

CAPRI focuses on scientific research that contributes to optimal opportunities for the healthy and happy growing up of young people; from -9 months to 19 years.

Connection between research & practice

Together with JGZ organisations, we form the Academic Workshop for CAPRI. We conduct research in and together with practice.

Multidisciplinary, innovative, social research

Our research is multidisciplinary, innovative and socially relevant and ranges from risk factors to health effects and from development to evaluation of intervention programs.

Constant innovation

We continue to develop to remain distinctive and innovative.

Our latest news

New publications

Correlates of Physical Activity in 0- to 5-year-olds: A Systematic Umbrella Review and Consultation of International Researchers.

Arts, J., Drotos, E., Singh, A. S., Chinapaw, M., Altenburg, T. M., & Gubbels, J. S. (2022).  Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 10.1007/s40279-022-01761-5. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-022-01761-5

Exploring the Association of Age with Depressive Symptomatology in Childhood and Adolescence: A Network Study.

Klaufus LH, Verlinden E, van der Wal MF, Cuijpers P, Chinapaw MJM, Boschloo L.  J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2022 Aug 8:1-11. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2022.2096044. Epub ahead of print.

Development of a core outcome set for school-based intervention studies on preventing childhood overweight and obesity: study protocol.

de Vries LW, Harrington D, Grooten I, Van ’t Hooft J, Deutekom AV, Roseboom TJ, Salmon J, Chinapaw M, Altenburg TM. BMJ Open. 2022 Jul 14;12(7):e051726. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051726.

Associations Between Maternal Lipid Blood Levels at the 13th Week of Pregnancy and Offspring’s Adiposity at Age 11-12 Years.

Baas, R. E., Hutten, B. A., Henrichs, J., & Vrijkotte, T. G. M. (2022). The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 107(10), e4048–e4057. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgac442

Evaluation proposal of a national community-based obesity prevention programme: a novel approach considering the complexity perspective.

Huiberts I, Singh A, van Lenthe FJ, Chinapaw M, Collard D. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2022 Mar 24;19(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s12966-022-01271-7.