Child & Adolescent Public health Research & Innovation

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

Het onderzoek van de onderzoekslijn Child & Adolescent Public health Research & Innovation (CAPRI) valt onder de afdeling Public and Occupational Health van Amsterdam UMC en wordt uitgevoerd binnen het Amsterdam Public Health research institute.

Youth grows up happy

CAPRI conducts 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.

New publications

Stap voor stap naar een gezonde leefomgeving voor kinderen en jongeren: Lessen uit de JOGG-aanpak.

Huiberts I, Collard D, Singh S, van Lenthe F, Chin A Paw M. Mulier Instituut. 19 maart 2024. 

The cross-sectional association of parental psychosocial status with children’s Body Mass Index z-score and the mediating role of children’s energy balance behaviors – the ABCD Study.

Overman ML, Vrijkotte T, Sánchez Castro YM, Harskamp-van Ginkel MW, Hunsberger M, Renders CM, Kremers SPJ, Chinapaw MJM.  PLoS One. 2024 Apr 29;19(4):e0302147. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0302147.

Perspectives of refugee parents and unaccompanied minors on initial health assessment and access to care.

Baauw A, Brouwers CFS, Afshar SF, van Goudoever JB, Chinapaw MJM, Hoogsteder MHH.  Eur J Pediatr. 2024 Apr 9. doi: 10.1007/s00431-024-05523-5.

Youth-centred participatory action approach towards co-created implementation of socially and physically activating environmental interventions in Africa and Europe: the YoPA project study protocol.

Chinapaw MJM, Klaufus LH, Oyeyemi AL, Draper C, Palmeira AL, Silva MN, Van Belle S, Pawlowski CS, Schipperijn J, Altenburg TM. BMJ Open. 2024 Feb 21;14(2):e084657. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2024-084657.