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

Troosten en slapen voor álle ouders in de wijk

Binnenkort start het nieuwe project ‘Troosten en slapen met de Happiest Baby-methode voor álle ouders’ bij GGD Amsterdam en GGD Hollands Noorden. Hiervoor heeft de Academische Werkplaats een subsidie ontvangen van ZonMw. Margreet Harskamp – van Ginkel, projectleider: “Dit is zo’n mooi nieuws! We gaan onderzoeken of we de JGZ en (aanstaande) ouders een extra …

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Filmpje workshop: hoe zou jij je omgeving zo gezond mogelijk inrichten?

Op 14 juni heeft Dr. Manou Anselma een workshop gegeven aan jongeren over leefstijl en omgeving. Deze workshop werd gegeven in het kader van de Dutch Caribbean Research Week, een initiatief van de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek. De workshop ging over bewegen, gezond leven en de vraag hoe jongeren hun omgeving zouden inrichten om …

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ISBNPA XCHANGE JUNE 8 – 10, 2021: SIGN UP NOW!

As you all may know, J&G’s very own Prof. Dr. Mai Chin A Paw is the current president of International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)! ISBNPA has an annual conference in a different country each year. Due to last year’s success, ISBNPA XChange will be happening again in an online format! The …

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ISBNPA XChange June 15 – 25: Sign up now!

As you all may now, J&G’s very own Prof. Dr. Mai Chin A Paw is the current president of International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)! ISBNPA has an annual conference in a different country each year. Due to the current COV-19 circumstances, this year’s ISBNPA conference in New Zealand has been cancelled. …

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New publications

2021

Roordink EM, Steenhuis IHM, Kroeze W, Chinapaw MJM, van Stralen MM. Perspectives of health practitioners and adults who regained weight on predictors of relapse in weight loss maintenance behaviors: a concept mapping study. Health Psychol Behav Med. 2021 Dec 26;10(1):22-40. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2021.2014332. PMID: 34993004; PMCID: PMC8725894.

Anselma M, Altenburg TM, Twisk JWR, Wang X, Chinapaw MJM. How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Health Promotion Actions Developed Through Youth-Centered Participatory Action Research. Health Educ Behav. 2021 Oct 9:10901981211046533. doi: 10.1177/10901981211046533. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34628967.

Vlenterie R, van Gelder MMHJ, Anderson HR, Andersson L, Broekman BFP, Dubnov-Raz G, El Marroun H, Ferreira E, Fransson E, van der Heijden FMMA, Holzman CB, Kim JJ, Khashan AS, Kirkwood BR, Kuijpers HJH, Lahti-Pulkkinen M, Mason D, Misra D, Niemi M, Nordeng HME, Peacock JL, Pickett KE, Prady SL, Premji SS, Räikkönen K, Rubertsson C, Sahingoz M, Shaikh K, Silver RK, Slaughter-Acey J, Soremekun S, Stein DJ, Sundström-Poromaa I, Sutter-Dallay AL, Tiemeier H, Uguz F, Varela P, Vrijkotte TGM, Winterfeld U, Zar HJ, Zervas IM, Prins JB, Pop-Purceleanu M, Roeleveld N. Associations Between Maternal Depression, Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Oct 1;138(4):633-646. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004538. PMID: 34623076.

van Vuuren CL, van Mens K, de Beurs D, Lokkerbol J, van der Wal MF, Cuijpers P, Chinapaw MJM. Comparing machine learning to a rule-based approach for predicting suicidal behavior among adolescents: Results from a longitudinal population-based survey. J Affect Disord. 2021 Sep 17:S0165-0327(21)00977-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.09.018. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34620490.

Belmon LS, Komrij NL, Busch V, Oude Geerdink E, Heemskerk DM, de Bruin EJ, Chinapaw MJM, van Stralen MM. Correlates of inadequate sleep health among primary school children. J Sleep Res. 2021 Sep 15:e13483. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13483. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34528326.

Dogra S, Copeland JL, Altenburg TM, Heyland DK, Owen N, Dunstan DW. Start with reducing sedentary behavior: A stepwise approach to physical activity counseling in clinical practice. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Sep 13:S0738-3991(21)00628-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.09.019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34556383.