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

A systematic review of proxy-report questionnaires assessing physical activity, sedentary behavior and/or sleep in young children (aged 0-5 years).

Arts J, Gubbels JS, Verhoeff AP, Chinapaw MJM, Lettink A, Altenburg TM. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2022 Feb 14;19(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s12966-022-01251-x. PMID: 35164783; PMCID: PMC8845346.

Cross-validation of cut-points in preschool children using different accelerometer placements and data axes.

Altenburg TM, de Vries L, Op den Buijsch R, Eyre E, Dobell A, Duncan M, Chinapaw MJM. J Sports Sci. 2022 Jan 18:1-7. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2021.1994726. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35040373.

Linking the RCADS-25 to the PROMIS® pediatric item banks Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in a general Dutch population sample.

Klaufus L, Tang X, Verlinden E, van der Wal M, Haverman L, Luijten M, Cuijpers P, Chinapaw M, Schalet B.  Qual Life Res. 2022 Jan 13. doi: 10.1007/s11136-021-03050-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35023000.

Perspectives of health practitioners and adults who regained weight on predictors of relapse in weight loss maintenance behaviors: a concept mapping study.

Roordink EM, Steenhuis IHM, Kroeze W, Chinapaw MJM, van Stralen MM.  Health Psychol Behav Med. 2021 Dec 26;10(1):22-40. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2021.2014332. PMID: 34993004; PMCID: PMC8725894.

How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Health Promotion Actions Developed Through Youth-Centered Participatory Action Research.

Anselma M, Altenburg TM, Twisk JWR, Wang X, Chinapaw MJM.  Health Educ Behav. 2021 Oct 9:10901981211046533. doi: 10.1177/10901981211046533. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34628967.